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THE DAILY ASTORIAN • FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017
Gary Henley | Sports Reporter
Gulls golfers top Banks
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SCAPPOOSE — The Astoria soft-
ball team scored five runs in their first
at-bat Thursday, in a doubleheader at
The rest of the day did not go as
well for the Lady Fish, as Scappoose
rallied to win Game 1, 25-6, then
posted a 12-4 victory in Game 2. Scap-
poose finished with 37 runs and 28 hits
— including seven home runs — in 10
at-bats, but had to rally from deficits in
In the first inning of Game 1, Asto-
ria’s Rylee DeMander, Hailey Ranta
and McKailyn Rogers drew consec-
utive walks to load the bases with no
Abi Danen reached on an error,
with DeMander scoring.
Julia Norris followed with a line
drive single to center, scoring Ranta
for a 2-0 lead.
Lexx Lyngstad’s base hit to cen-
ter brought in Rogers; a bases-loaded
walk to Brooklynn Hankwitz scored
Danen; and Hailey O’Brien’s sacri-
fice fly to center plated Norris for a 5-0
Unfortunately for the Fishermen,
Scappoose responded with 14 runs in
the bottom of the first, and the Indians
led 17-5 after three innings. Scappoose
tacked on eight runs in the fourth.
Scappoose pitcher Nicole Dough-
erty finished with a three-hitter, with
three strikeouts and eight walks.
Rogers and DeMander also com-
bined to strike out three with eight
walks, but the Indians collected 17
hits, six for extra bases.
Nicole Lukinbeal led the Indians
with a double and a home run, as she
went 4-for-4 with five RBIs and four
Hadley Enos and Hannah Galey
also hit home runs for the Indians.
After two scoreless innings of
Game 2, DeMander homered on a line
drive to center field to give Astoria a
1-0 lead in the third.
The Indians answered with six runs
in the bottom of the fourth, then scored
four in the fifth and two in the sixth.
Hankwitz highlighted a three-run
sixth inning for Astoria with a dou-
ble, and Rogers added a single as the
Fishermen had nine hits in the second
Scappoose had another four home
runs, two by Belle Erhardt, who was
3-for-4 with five RBIs.
Gulls, Valiants split
BEAVERTON — In other Cowapa
League softball action, Seaside and
Valley Catholic split a doubleheader
on the Valiants’ home field. The Gulls
won Game 1, 10-7, and Valley Catho-
lic won Game 2, 10-8. No details were
Astoria, Seaside rained out
Cowapa League baseball games
involving Astoria at Valley Catholic
and Seaside at Tillamook were both
postponed Thursday, and will be made
Baseball — Warrenton at Rainier (2), 3:30
p.m.; Knappa at Neah-Kah-Nie (2), 3 p.m.
Softball — Knappa at Neah-Kah-Nie (2),
Track — Lower Columbia Invitational, St.
Helens, 12:30 p.m.; Rob Frank Invitational,
Banks, 10 a.m.
Baseball — Wilson at Astoria, 1 p.m.
Scappoose 25, Astoria 6
500 10—6 3 4
Scappoose (14)12 8x—25 17 1
WP: Nicole Dougherty (3 K’s, 8 walks).
LP: McKailyn Rogers (1 K, 5 walks). RBI:
Ast, Danen 2, Lyngstad, O’Brien, Hankwitz,
Norris; Scp, Lukinbeal 5, Enos 5, Krueger 3,
Dougherty 3, Galey 2, Johnson 2, Erhardt 2,
Mills. 2B: Scp, Lukinbeal, Krueger, Dough-
erty. HR: Scp, Lukinbeal, Enos, Galey. HBP:
Scp, Cates, Fry. LOB: Astoria 5, Scappoose
Scappoose 12, Astoria 4
001 003 0—4 9 2
Scappoose 000 642 x—12 11 1
WP: Masyn Clark (2 K’s, 0 walks). LP: Julia
Norris (4 K’s, 3 walks). RBI: Ast, DeMander,
Lyngstad, Hankwitz, Rogers; Scp: Erhardt 5,
Lukinbeal 3, Enos 2, Krueger, Galey. 2B: Ast,
Hankwitz, Rogers; Scp, Lukinbeal. HR: Ast,
DeMander; Scp, Erhardt 2, Krueger, Galey.
LOB: Astoria 4, Scappoose 4.
Seaside’s Colby Lupfer shot
a career-low score Thursday,
helping the Gulls score a Cow-
apa League match win over
Banks at Gearhart Golf Links.
GEARHART — The Seaside
boys golf team is quickly become a
“player” in 4A golf, once again.
For the fifth consecutive match in
competition, the Gulls lowered their
team score, this time in a league dual
with Banks, Thursday at Gearhart
Seaside finished with a 351, to
383 for the Braves, helping the Gulls
improve to 2-1 in league matches.
Jackson Kunde led the way for
Seaside, shooting a career-low 80.
Colby Lupfer (88) and Connor Mer-
rell (90) also shot career lows. Sam-
son Sibony added a 93 to the Gulls’
score, while John Whittle shot 95.
“Our kids did pretty well out
there today,” said Seaside coach Jim
Poetsch. “Our focus lately has been to
‘This team has
week. It really
as eight of our
10 players had
work on scoring despite hitting some
bad shots. It is something that comes
with maturity, but in a short season
we need to mature fast.
“Last tournament, we had 30 holes
that were double bogey or worse,” he
said. “Today we cut that almost in
half. Jackson went the whole round
with nothing worse than a bogey and
carded 10 pars along the way. He
became our first player this year to
break 40 on a nine as he shot three-
over-par 39 on the back. It was really
nice to see him finish strong today.”
Lupfer “also cut back on big
scores, as he had only two doubles
blemishing his card,” Poetsch said.
“Having him shoot in the 80s from
the fifth position really gave our score
a boost. This team has been working
harder each week. It really showed
today as eight of our 10 players had
Seaside travels to Quail Valley
Golf Course Tuesday, for a Cowapa
League match with Scappoose.
AP Photo/Molly Riley
Washington Capitals right wing
Tom Wilson (43) celebrates his
overtime goal with center Jay Bea-
gle (83) and left wing Daniel Win-
nik (26) against the Toronto Maple
Leafs during Game 1 of an NHL
hockey Stanley Cup first-round
playoff series in Washington,
Thursday. The Capitals won 3-2.
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren
Seattle Mariners Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. poses for a photo with Moose, the Mariners’
mascot, after a statue of Griffey was unveiled Thursday in front of Safeco Field in Seattle.
Mariners unveil statue
honoring Ken Griffey Jr.
By CURTIS CRABTREE
SEATTLE — Ken Griffey Jr. is captured
in full follow through from his swing, gazing
toward an unseen baseball.
It’s a pose he struck many times during his
Hall of Fame career, and it’s the way he’s been
immortalized in bronze outside Safeco Field.
The Seattle Mariners on Thursday unveiled
the statue of Griffey, the most recent way they’ve
honored one of the franchise’s greatest players.
“One of the things I’m known for is my swing
and I think it was pretty much going to be a given
(that would be the pose),” Griffey said during the
unveiling ceremony. “They pretty much nailed it.
It was overwhelming to see something like that.”
The 7-foot-tall statue stands on top of a 4-foot
granite base. It includes a Mariners 20th anni-
versary patch and a patch recognizing the 50th
anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the
color barrier in baseball. Griffey helped lead the
charge toward all major leaguers wearing Robin-
son’s No. 42 each year in recognition of Robin-
son’s trailblazing career.
The statue was sculpted by Lou Cella, who
also created a statue of former Mariners broad-
caster Dave Niehaus that sits on the right field
concourse of the stadium.
Griffey became the first Mariners player to be
elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame last year.
The Mariners officially retired his No. 24 in
August, making him the first player to have his
number retired by the franchise.
“When people do things for you, you have
to show your appreciation,” Griffey said. “Seat-
tle has gone over and above my expectations
of an organization. It’s been a whirlwind for 18
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren
A statue of Seattle Mariners Hall of Famer
Ken Griffey Jr. stands in front of the home
plate entrance to Safeco Field, Thursday.
months — January of last year to even now —
it’s hard to describe. I just try to sit back and
not do anything because I don’t want to mess it
Griffey played 22 big-league seasons with the
Mariners, Reds and White Sox. A 13-time All-
Star and 10-time Gold Glove Award winner in
center field, Griffey hit 630 home runs, sixth all-
time, and drove in 1,836 runs. He also was the
American League MVP in 1997, drove in at least
100 runs in eight seasons, and won seven Silver
SEATTLE — For the first time
in 23 games, the Oregon State Bea-
vers finished a game on the wrong
side of the scoreboard.
The Washington Huskies beat
the Beavers 3-2 in the series opener
on Thursday night, ending OSU’s
ninth-inning rally with the tying run
stranded on second base.
WASHINGTON — Toronto
native Tom Wilson scored his first
NHL playoff goal 5:15 into overtime
and the Washington Capitals sur-
vived a scare to beat the Maple Leafs
3-2 on Thursday night in Game 1 of
their first-round series.
The top-seeded Capitals came
back from a two-goal deficit to take
the early lead in the series and at least
momentarily stop the panic about
a slip-up. Justin Williams scored
twice in regulation, and Washington
showed it could handle the adversity
of falling behind.
Braden Holtby was up to the
task in goal, stopping 35 of the 37
shots he faced. Toronto counterpart
Frederik Andersen was arguably the
best player on the ice with 41 saves
before being beaten by Wilson with
an absurd shot on the winner. Mitch
Marner and Jake Gardiner scored in
the first period for Toronto, back in
the playoffs for the first time since
2013. Game 2 is Saturday night in
At Chicago, Pekka Rinne
made 29 saves, Viktor Arvids-
son scored in the first period and
Nashville beat Chicago in Game
1. Rinne’s second career postsea-
son shutout sent Nashville to just
its second playoff win in Chicago
in seven tries. The Predators did not
have a 1-0 victory during the regu-
Corey Crawford had 19 saves for
Chicago. Game 2 is Saturday night
at the United Center.
Ducks 3, Flames 2
Washington ends OSU’s 23-game win streak
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OT goal lifts
It’s just the second
loss of the season for
Oregon State (28-2, 12-1
PAC-12), with last loss
coming on Feb. 24 to
opened up the scoring
in the game with an RBI double in
the first inning, but that would be
the last run OSU would get until an
RBI single by KJ Harri-
son in the ninth.
started for OSU, pitch-
ing 6 1/3 innings giv-
ing up seven hits and
three runs with seven
The series continues today at
4:05 p.m. at Husky Ballpark in
At Anaheim, Calif., Jakob
Silfverberg scored the tie-break-
ing power-play goal late in the
second period, and captain Ryan
Getzlaf had a goal and an assist to
lead Anaheim in the series opener.
Rickard Rakell scored the tying goal
after Calgary made a horrendous
line change in the second period,
and John Gibson made 30 saves
for the Ducks. Brian Elliott stopped
38 shots for the wild-card Flames.
Game 2 is Saturday night at Honda