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THE ASTORIAN • TuESdAy, July 23, 2019
Gary Henley | Sports Reporter
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GOLFERS SET TO BEGIN 109TH
OREGON COAST INVITATIONAL
WARRENTON — The War-
renton Warriors closed out the
home portion of their summer
schedule with a doubleheader
split Saturday afternoon against
Hoquiam, in Junior Baseball
action at Huddleston Field.
Three Hoquiam pitchers com-
bined to throw a no-hitter in
Game 1, as the Grizzlies posted a
Warrenton had four hits in
Game 2, and also took advantage
of five walks and four hit batters
in a 4-3 win.
“Offensively, we looked like
a team that spent the last week at
a football camp,” said Warrenton
coach Lennie Wolfe, whose team
advances to the Junior Baseball
state tournament later this week.
Many of Wolfe’s players took
part in a football camp at Eastern
Oregon University in Pendleton
for the better part of last week.
“They left early Monday and
got back late Thursday, so they
didn’t have a lot of time for base-
ball,” he said. “And Hoquiam’s
a good team. We continued our
theme of playing good competi-
tion this summer. Given all that,
I thought played OK. We pitched
well and only gave up one earned
run in each game.”
In Saturday’s opener, Hoquiam
pitchers Alex Reyes, Junior Ens-
minger and Camden Templer
combined on a no-hitter, strik-
ing out seven with four walks and
three hit batters. The Grizzlies hit
four more batters in Game 2.
wasn’t getting much off Warren-
ton starter Devin Jackson, who
allowed five hits with three walks
and five strikeouts. Gabe Breit-
meyer pitched the seventh for the
The Grizzlies scored sin-
gle runs in the second and third
innings, highlighted by a pair of
Hoquiam tacked on two runs
in the fifth, on an infield single
and three Warrenton errors.
The Warriors finally scored in
the sixth inning, as Jake Morrow
reached on a walk, and advanced
to third on two balk calls. He
scored on a sacrifice bunt by Ryan
Hoquiam’s Jonathan Escoffon
had a leadoff double in the sev-
enth, and later scored for a four-
In Game 2, the Warriors trailed
1-0 after a half-inning before
Morrow had Warrenton’s first big
hit of the day, a two-run homer to
left-center field for a 2-1 lead.
Warrenton starter Austin Lit-
tle kept the Grizzlies score-
less over the second, third and
fourth innings, while the War-
riors tacked on a run in the bot-
tom of the fourth when Duane
Falls drew a walk, advanced to
third on a grounder and a sacrifice
bunt, then scored on a wild pitch.
The Grizzlies answered with
single runs in the fifth and sixth
to send the teams to the seventh,
Little retired Hoquiam in order
in the top of the inning, and War-
renton’s Dylon Atwood was hit
by a pitch to start the bottom of
Little reached on a bunt single,
and after a pitching change and an
out, Morrow singled to load the
Falls followed with a fly ball
to center, deep enough to score
Atwood with the game-winning
Morrow had three of Warren-
ton’s four hits.
Now it’s on to the state tour-
nament for the Warriors, one of
eight teams who will compete for
a state title Friday, Saturday and
Sunday at Crescent Valley High
School in Corvallis.
The first round includes West
Salem vs. Silverton and Summit
Warrenton will face West
Albany in a first-round game at
2:30 p.m. Friday. The winner will
play the winner of Churchill vs.
Crescent Valley at 5 p.m. Satur-
day. The losers of each game will
play Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
Photos by Gary Henley/The Astorian
Harrison Moir won last year’s Grand Championships division in dramatic fashion.
ARRENTON — Match play
began Monday in the 109th
annual Oregon Coast Invita-
tional, following a weekend of qualify-
ing at the Astoria Golf & Country Club.
Golfers in the Grand Champions and
Junior/Senior brackets opened match
play Monday, and will be followed by
the remaining divisions Tuesday.
In Saturday qualifying, Jon Holzgang
of Columbia Edgewater had an eagle on
the 12th hole and went on to win med-
alist honors in the grand champions
Holzgang shot a 2-under-par 70 to
finish ahead of Travis Paul (71) and four
other golfers tied at 72.
In Sunday’s qualifying, Amanda
Lara Mack Tennant will be aiming for her
12th OCI title when the women begin
match play Tuesday at the Astoria Golf &
Jacobs of Waverley Golf Club had a
2-over 75 to win the women’s medalist
Returning champions in this year’s
tournament include Waverley’s Harrison
Moir in the grand champions division.
Eleven-time winner Lara Mack Tennant,
who has won three of the last four wom-
en’s titles, returns, along with Bill Winter
(junior/seniors), Patrick Regan (seniors),
Dotty Johnson (women’s seniors) and
Jack Cartwright (super seniors).
Other medalists from a weekend of
qualifying included John Holtmann of
Riverside, who shot a 2-over par 74 in
the junior/seniors division. Paul Gulick
of the Oregon Golf Club carded a 74
to win seniors’ qualifying. And Astoria
Golf’s Gaylord Davis shot a 2-under 70
in the super seniors.
In the women’s seniors division,
Mary Jacobs of Waverley and Wendy
Storlie of Wayzata Country Club tied for
the top score with an 83.
Seahawks have questions as camp opens
By BOB CONDOTTA
Can this really be the 10th sea-
son for Pete Carroll as Seattle’s
coach, a tenure that now ties him
with Mike Holmgren as the longest
in team history?
And can this really be Russell
Wilson’s eighth season as Seattle’s
quarterback and first that he starts
with a “3” not only on his jersey
but at the beginning of his age (he
turned 30 last November)?
The answer to each question is
yes, if also each uncomfortably
reminding us how quickly time
passes (even if the Seahawks them-
selves are sometimes criticized for
not passing enough).
Answers to lots of other ques-
tions about this season will begin to
be determined Thursday when the
Seahawks open training camp at
the VMAC in Renton.
They are answers that will like-
wise determine if the 2019 season
will mark a continued successful
move into the post-Legion of Boom
era, or if the reinvention that began
in 2018 may need a little more time.
Here are five questions that
loom particularly large as training
camp begins. Many of these have
been bandied about during the off-
season but are worth reviewing as
another season unfolds, and this
time, we are going to offer our best
guess at an answer.
Will Bobby Wagner sign a
contract extension before the
Reed for 6 games
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson
Bobby Wagner, right, talks with defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr.
during a practice in May.
Yes. That’s not based on any
information that has leaked of late
— this has been a really quiet pro-
cess so far, in contrast to so many
others the Seahawks have had in
But that quiet may also indicate
that things are on what has been the
Seahawks’ usual course for these
things — getting an extension done
right as training camp begins, ala
Wagner himself in 2015 and Tyler
Lockett and Duane Brown a year
The 10-win season of last season
illustrated the Seahawks remain in
“win now” mode, and it’s hard to
see them winning now without
Wagner comfortably in the fold,
even if that means making him the
highest-paid linebacker in NFL his-
tory at more $17 million or more a
year, as he has stated is his goal.
Who will make up the Sea-
hawks’ starting receiving unit
and can anyone replace Doug
See Seahawks, Page A7
SEATTLE — The Seattle Sea-
hawks will be without defensive
lineman Jarran Reed for the first
six games of the season after he
was suspended by the NFL on
Monday for violating the league’s
personal conduct policy.
Reed may participate in presea-
son practices and games, but will
not be available to the Seahawks
until Oct. 14.
The suspension stems from an
incident in April 2017. He was
being investigated for assault-
ing a woman, who then filed an
assault complaint. But Reed was
Reed posted a statement on
social media saying he strongly
disagreed with the discipline
imposed by the NFL.
“I apologize to those close to
me including my family, the entire
Seattle Seahawks organization
and fans of the team for putting
myself in a position where I could
be disciplined by the NFL,” Reed
posted. “While I totally disagree
with the decision of the NFL, I still
must accept it and take responsibil-
ity for the situation. I have learned
from this and will do everything
I can to make my friends, family,
teammates, fans and the Seahawks
proud of me moving forward.”