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THE DAILY ASTORIAN • FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017
Gary Henley | Sports Reporter
By TIM BOOTH
RENTON, Wash. — At this
rate, it will be a surprise when the
Seattle Seahawks make a first-
round pick in the NFL draft.
In what’s become more than
just a trend, the Seahawks traded
their way out of the first round on
Thursday night, stockpiling picks
later in the draft through a pair
of deals that leave Seattle with a
busy weekend ahead.
Seattle will have six selec-
tions during the second and third
rounds Friday after entering the
draft with just seven total picks
over the seven rounds and a load
of options available to bolster a
roster with some specific needs.
“That’s what was great. We
didn’t feel like we lost a player
to make the moves,” coach Pete
Seattle was set to pick at No.
26 but moved back five spots in
a deal with Atlanta while pick-
ing up extra picks in the third and
seventh rounds. General manager
John Schneider then pulled off
another deal allowing San Fran-
cisco to jump back into the first
round. The Seahawks got a sec-
ond-round pick (No. 34 overall)
and a fourth-round pick (No. 111
overall) from the 49ers.
“Going into it we thought there
would be a number of teams,”
Schneider said of having trade
partners. “We didn’t know where
the quarterbacks were going to
go. We thought there would be
a number of quarterbacks in the
bottom. We kind of projected that
going in but we didn’t know the
people, who they would be mov-
ing for. We had several numbers
left and it just made sense for
where we were.”
It was the sixth straight year
the Seahawks have not used their
scheduled first-round pick. Seat-
tle drafted offensive lineman Ger-
main Ifedi in the first round last
year, but that is the only time
since 2012 the Seahawks made a
selection on the first day.
The moves landed Seat-
tle additional picks in the sec-
ond and third rounds, while also
getting one of the early picks of
the fourth round. The Seahawks
entered the draft without a pick
in the fourth or fifth rounds and
their seven overall picks would
have been the fewest of Schnei-
Baseball — Astoria vs. Banks (Hills-
boro Hops Stadium), 4 p.m.; Scappoose
at Seaside, 5 p.m.; Clatskanie at War-
renton, 5 p.m.; Gaston at Knappa (2), 3
Softball — Astoria at Tillamook (2),
4 p.m.; Seaside at Banks (2), 4 p.m.;
Clatskanie at Warrenton, 5 p.m.; Knap-
pa vs. Gaston (2), 3 p.m., at Pacific U.
Baseball — Willamina at Warrenton
Softball — Astoria at Banks, Noon
Track — Meet of Champions, 11 a.m.
at Astoria Golf & CC
Team: Scappoose 118, Astoria 113; Il-
waco, Seaside, inc.
Morgan Hall, 55 (44-46—90)
Kaitlyn Bakkensen, 40 (56-49—105)
Callie Enos, 12 (76-65—141)
Aiden Vlastelicia, 11 (70-64—134)
Isabella Nelson, 9 (67-69—136)
Jenna Travers, 34 (54-57—111)
Samantha Hemsley, 33 (60-53—113)
Kristen Travers, 24 (62-59—121)
Sadie Wooldridge, 22 (62-64—126)
Sarah Lertora, 18 (62-65—127)
Aslyn Fisher, 51 (49-45—94)
Madeline Jacobson, 25 (60-60—120)
Maddy Chabot, 17 (64-65—129)
Caroline Kotson, 30 (57-59—116)
Maddy Brown, 22 (63-60—123)
Caitlin Hillman, 15 (67-64—131)
Gary Henley/The Daily Astorian
Astoria’s Samantha Hemsley follows her tee shot on the third hole during Thursday’s round.
Scappoose wins Astoria Invite
The Daily Astorian
WARRENTON — Golfers from four
schools met at the Astoria Golf and Coun-
try Club Thursday afternoon, where the Lady
Fishermen hosted the annual Astoria Invita-
tional girls golf tournament.
The sun came out for one of the few tour-
naments this season, and the day was a lit-
tle brighter for Scappoose, which left with the
The tournament had a modified Stableford
scoring system, with the high points winning.
And Scappoose racked up 118 points to
place ahead of Astoria (113), as the only two
complete teams taking part.
Individually, Scappoose golfer Morgan
Hall scored another medalist honor, as she
birdied two holes and parred three others, on
her way to 55 points. She carded a 90, with a
44 on the front nine, 46 on the back.
Ilwaco’s Aslyn Fisher had the second-best
score (51), followed by Kaitlyn Bakkensen
of Scappoose (40), and Astoria teammates
Jenna Travers (34) and Samantha Hemsley
Travers shots a 111, and Hemsley carded
Caroline Kotson had the top Stableford
score for Seaside with a 30.
Astoria had a total of eight players compet-
ing. Varsity scores for the Fishermen included
Gary Henley/The Daily Astorian
Caroline Kotson had the best score for the Seaside golf team in Thursday’s Astoria
Invitational. More photos available online at DailyAstorian.com/sports
Kristen Travers (24), Sadie Wooldridge (22)
and Sarah Lertora (18). Jasmin Mabry (16),
Anna Gimre (12) and Sariah Dieffenbach (8)
also took part in the tournament.
Mariners beat Tigers 2-1
with RBI single in ninth
By DAVE HOGG
DETROIT — Kyle Seager and
Ben Gamel lifted Seattle past Detroit
— at closer Francisco Rodriguez’s
Seager doubled off Rodriguez
with one out in the ninth, and Gamel
followed with an RBI single to
right-center field in the Mariners’ 2-1
“Kyle had a great at-bat,
and I got a good look at what
K-Rod was throwing.” Gamel said.
“I knew he was going to throw me
a change-up on 2-2, and that’s what
Rodriguez (1-2) has a 6.23 ERA in
nine games this season.
“You saw exactly what happened,”
he said. “I couldn’t get anybody out
and it cost us the game.”
Tony Zych (1-0) was the winner,
and Edwin Diaz pitched the ninth for
his third save.
The Mariners closed the series
with two one-run victories after fall-
ing 19-9 in the opener.
Detroit starter Justin Verlander
allowed one unearned run on five hits
and two walks in seven innings. He
UP NEXT: BEAVERS
• Seattle Mariners (10-13)
at Cleveland Indians (12-9)
• Tonight, 7:10 p.m. TV: ROOTNW
Rounding out the Seaside scores were
Maddy Brown (22) and Caitlin Hillman (15).
For complete standings and converted
scores, see Scoreboard.
Spurs, Raptors move
on to the semifinals
struck out eight after allowing 13 runs
in his past two games.
“I knew right out of the gate that
my arm felt cleaner than it has in the
last couple starts,” Verlander said.
“Everything was coming out better.
I made an adjustment a couple starts
back and it clicked today.”
Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma
gave up an unearned run in 5 2/3
innings. He allowed three hits and a
walk and struck out three.
“There were obviously two great
pitching performances going out
there,” Seattle manager Scott Servais
said. “Verlander was outstanding, but
Hisashi matched him.”
Seattle broke a scoreless tie in the
sixth. Nelson Cruz reached when cen-
ter fielder Tyler Collins was given a
two-base error for running into Jim
Adduci as the right fielder was about
to catch a routine fly ball. Seager fol-
lowed with an RBI single for the first
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kawhi
Leonard scored 29 points, and the San
Antonio Spurs advanced to the West-
ern Conference semifinals by beating
the Memphis Grizzlies 103-96 Thurs-
day night to take the series 4-2.
The Spurs now have beaten Mem-
phis four of the five playoff series
between these teams, and this was
San Antonio’s second straight win
over the Grizzlies in the first round.
Tony Parker added 27 points on
11-of-14 shooting, while LaMar-
cus Aldridge had 17 points and 12
rebounds. Patty Mills had 10 points
off the bench for the Spurs. San
Antonio outrebounded Memphis
46-28, with 16 of those offensive
boards. That led to 17 second-chance
Their semifinal with Houston will
start Monday night in San Antonio.
Mike Conley scored 26 points,
leading the five Memphis starters in
double digits. Marc Gasol added 18.
RAPTORS 92, BUCKS 89
DeRozan scored 32 points and
Toronto squandered a 25-point lead
late in the third quarter before hold-
ing on to beat Milwaukee and win
the first-round playoff series in six
Cory Joseph had five points in a
9-0 run in the final 2 minutes, includ-
ing a 3-pointer with 1:27 left, to help
stave off the pesky Bucks.
The Raptors move on to face the
Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern
Conference semifinals in a series that
They’ll need to work on finishing
off opponents in the second half.
Jason Terry’s 3 with 3:06 left gave
the Bucks an 80-78 lead, complet-
ing an unlikely comeback from the
25-point deficit with 5:16 left in the
third quarter. The Raptors looked as
if they were on cruise control after
DeMarre Carroll’s 3 gave them the
Giannis Antetokounmpo spear-
headed the second-half rally for Mil-
waukee. He had 34 points.
Thompson shoots 69 in first round since rules violation
es her tee
shot on the
IRVING, Texas — Lexi Thomp-
son was pleased with her first LPGA
Tour round since a rules violation cost
a likely victory in the first major tour-
nament of the year. And her Thursday
round even included a consultation
with a rules official.
Thompson shot a 2-under 69,
leaving her four strokes behind leader
M.J. Hur in the North Texas LPGA
“I’m glad to be back in compe-
tition,” Thompson said. “All I’m
focused on is the tournament that I’m
at right now out here in Texas. I’m
going to Japan next week. I’m forget-
ting about it all. It’s time to move on.”
Hur had a bogey-free 65 on a
blustery, sunny day at Las Colinas
Country Club. Ariya Jutanugarn and
Michelle Wie were a stroke back
along with Katherine Kirk, Jennifer
Song, Sung Hyun Park, Sandra Chan-
gkija and Marina Alex.