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Sports Update, Monday, Aug. 19th – Mariners Win, Giants & A’s Lose, Sprague Little League Loses in Nationals

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Mariners on Blue Jays 7-0.

This was the Yusei Kikuchi the Mariners had been waiting to see over the past three months, the power left-hander who had looked so promising in the early going of his first season in the Majors.

The 28-year-old rookie from Japan fired a two-hit shutout in Sunday’s 7-0 victory over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, responding to rising questions and concerns after posting a 1-7 record and 7.50 ERA over his previous 14 starts.

It was the first complete game for Kikuchi this season, with his previous longest start being 7 2/3 innings in a 10-1 win over the Yankees on May 8. He threw 15 complete games in eight seasons in Japan, but none were under 100 pitches.

This gem needed just 96 pitches, and it was a remarkable turnaround after Kikuchi lasted just 3 1/3 innings on Tuesday in Detroit, allowing nine hits and five runs on 81 pitches.

 After knocking off Life Pacific in the first match of the season on Saturday morning, the Lady Owls Volleyball team kept that momentum rolling, improving to 2-0 on the year with a convincing 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 25-14) win over Simpson.

The Red Hawks fell to 0-4 on the year as they had no answer for Oregon Tech’s size as the Owls notched their second straight win Saturday night at the SOU Volleyball Invite at Lithia Motors Pavilion.
“Today was a good start to our season,” said Head Coach Andrew Clifton. “We have a few things to clean up before next week’s games, but I am happy with our overall effort. I am also very proud of Melody Edwards. She brought solid blocking and hitting to the court today. Her growth has been amazing to watch this last off season.”
Edwards, the Owls’ 6-foot-3 sophomore middle, went for 10 kills on just 16 swings for a .562 average. Camryn Johnson, the 6-foot junior outside, totaled eight kills on just 13 swings. Ashley Ripplinger, the 6-1 freshman middle, put down five more kills on seven attacks, lifting OIT to a collective .346 average compared to Simpson’s .000.

The Oregon football team held its second preseason scrimmage Saturday in Autzen Stadium.

The Ducks practice included about 110 plays, head coach Mario Cristobal said, beginning with a full-contact period for the offense, defense and special teams that last about 50 minutes, followed by situational work at “thud” tempo for which a couple thousand season-ticket holders were on hand before the team’s 2019 uniforms were revealed.

 The Ducks will be back in action Tuesday, and Cristobal said depth-chart decisions will be finalized in the coming days, with many of the guys held out Saturday — including Breeland, McCormick, Darrian Felixand George Moore — back as early as Tuesday.

Eastbank, Louisiana defeated Sprague Little League of Salem, 3-2, Saturday, putting the Oregon team out of contention for a championship.

The Oregon and Northwest champions from Salem will remain in Williamsport for at least a few days. Players will get to take part in festivities involving the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates being in town for Sunday’s third annual MLB Little League Classic at Bowman Field, a minor-league park.

There will be at least one more game, a Tuesday 11AM  international exhibition game at Lamade Stadium against Emilia Romagna, the Europe and Africa Region champion from Bologna, Italy.

MLB Scores (from Sunday, August 18)

Chicago White Sox2Final
Los Angeles Angels9
WGriffin Canning (5-6)
LDylan Cease (2-6)
San Francisco Giants1Final
Arizona Diamondbacks6
WMerrill Kelly (9-12)
LMadison Bumgarner (8-8)
Los Angeles Dodgers3Final
Atlanta Braves5
WAnthony Swarzak (3-3)
LDustin May (1-2)
SMark Melancon (4)
Baltimore Orioles7Final
Boston Red Sox13
WMarcus Walden (8-2)
LPaul Fry (1-5)
St. Louis Cardinals5Final
Cincinnati Reds4
WJack Flaherty (7-6)
LAlex Wood (1-2)
SCarlos Martinez (14)
Miami Marlins6Final
Colorado Rockies7(10)
WCarlos Estevez (2-2)
LJeff Brigham (2-2)
New York Mets11Final
Kansas City Royals5
WJeurys Familia (4-1)
LKevin McCarthy (2-2)
Cleveland Indians8Final
New York Yankees4
WMike Clevinger (8-2)
LCC Sabathia (5-7)
Houston Astros4Final
Oakland Athletics1
WZack Greinke (13-4)
LBrett Anderson (10-9)
SRoberto Osuna (27)
San Diego Padres3Final
Philadelphia Phillies2
WJoey Lucchesi (8-7)
LJared Hughes (3-5)
SKirby Yates (35)
Chicago Cubs7Final
Pittsburgh Pirates1
WJose Quintana (11-7)
LMitch Keller (1-2)
Detroit Tigers4Final
Tampa Bay Rays5
WJose Alvarado (1-5)
LJoe Jimenez (3-7)
Minnesota Twins6Final
Texas Rangers3
WSam Dyson (5-1)
LEmmanuel Clase (0-2)
STaylor Rogers (19)
Seattle Mariners7Final
Toronto Blue Jays0
WYusei Kikuchi (5-8)
LWilmer Font (3-3)
Milwaukee Brewers8Final
Washington Nationals16
WErick Fedde (4-2)
LChase Anderson (5-3)

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