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Tigers take care of Knights Rockets
a ﬁ st
homer in Pilot
PILOT ROCK — The Pilot
Rock Rockets hit a pair of home
runs and had a solid game from
its three pitchers as they defeated
L o g a n
on the mound for
Pilot Rock (4-4)
three hits and a
walk with three
Joe St. Pierre and
both tossed a
perfect inning of relief.
At the plate, ﬁ ve of Pilot Rock’s
eight hits came with extra bases
led by Chris Weinke and Pierce
both hitting two-run home runs in
the third inning. Levi Thieme had
a 2 for 3 day with a triple and three
RBIs and Tracker Denny went 2
for 3 with two doubles.
Diego Soto, Cody Samson and
Andrew Wilson collected Umatil-
la’s (1-6-1) three hits.
Pilot Rock travels to Grant
Union on Saturday for a double-
header at 11 a.m. Umatilla hosts
Burns for a doubleheader on
Saturday at 2 p.m.
Stanfield breaks out the bats to win its ninth straight game
By ERIC SINGER
Tuesday’s Eastern Oregon League
baseball game between the Irrigon Knights
and Stanﬁ eld Tigers was set up to be a
dandy on paper.
The Knights came into the game with
a perfect 9-0 record, ranked No. 5 in the
OSAA’s Class 3A rankings and had its ace
pitcher Austin Rice starting on the mound,
while the defending state champ Tigers
stood at 8-1 with eight straight wins and a
No. 4 OSAA ranking and countered with
pitcher Tony Flores.
And the game started out looking that
way as the teams traded runs and stood
in a 3-3 tie heading to the bottom of the
third inning. However in its half of the
third, Stanﬁ eld’s offense began to show
it’s potential as the Tigers pushed across
six runs and went on to beat the Knights
by a 13-3 score in ﬁ ve innings at Madigan
Rice kept Stanﬁ eld’s (9-1, 3-0 EOL)
bats under relative control for the two
innings he pitched, giving up just three
hits and three runs while striking out a pair.
But after Rice left, the trio of Adrian Roa,
Johnny Phillips and Brady Harrington
allowed a combined 10 hits, 10 runs and
three walks in two innings.
“We got into their pitching staff and that
helped us a lot,” Stanﬁ eld’s Brody Woods
said. “We got through the lineup and
that’s usually when we start picking up on
pitchers and start hitting the ball real good
especially at the top of the lineup.
Stanﬁ eld also had the beneﬁ t of two
by E.J. Harris
R H E
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0 3 2
164 0X — 11 8 0
(UHS) Wilson, S. Cranston (3). (PR) L. Weinke,
J. St. Pierre (4), B. Pierce (5). WP — L. Weinke,
LP — Wilson.
2B — T. Denny 2 (PR). 3B — L. Thieme (PR). HR
— C. Weinke, B. Pierce (PR).
Buckaroos defense wins out, blank red-hot Pioneers
Pendleton picks up sixth
shutout of the season
By MATT ENTRUP
With 138 runs 10 games, the Mac-Hi
Pioneers entered Tuesday’s non-league game
against Pendleton as the highest scoring team
in the OSAA’s Class 4A.
However, the Buckaroos’ second-ranked
5A defense led by junior pitcher Lauren
Richards made sure the Pioneers wouldn’t
add to that total and picked up their sixth
shutout of the season with a 9-0 win at Yantis
“I love my defense, I can always count
on them,” said Richards, who struck out the
game’s ﬁ nal two batters and nine total with
no walks. “It’s so relieving being in the circle
and knowing you have that defense behind
you. You can just count on them always, and
deﬁ nitely getting ground balls and ﬂ y balls,
you just know they’re going to get outs.”
The Pioneers (9-2) were coming off a
weekend doubleheader in which they had
43 total hits, but managed just two off bunts
against the Bucks (12-2).
“This is probably the best team we’ve
seen all year, by far the best pitcher,” said
Mac-Hi coach Nicole Christian. “I told them,
‘It’s good to get you butt kicked a couple
times because then we know what we need
to work on.’ … We had too many strikeouts
looking and we’ve got to make adjustments
with that, but she’s a great pitcher and they’re
number one in the state for a reason.
“And it’s good to see that, get that compe-
tition. Good teams need to see better teams,
and deﬁ nitely today Pendleton was the better
Pendleton may have made things look
easy at times on Tuesday, but head coach
Staff photo by Matt Entrup
Pendleton’s Kila Solomon (25) heads toward while her teammates await and head
coach Tim Cary claps following her home run against Mac-Hi on Tuesday in Mil-
Blashill to coach US men’s hockey
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Jeff
Blashill of the Detroit Red Wings has been
named coach of the U.S. men’s hockey team
that will compete in the world championships
next month in key tuneup ahead of next year’s
The tournament runs May 5-21
in Germany and France.
Blashill has coached the Red
Wings the last two seasons and led
its AHL afﬁ liate, the Grand Rapids
Grifﬁ ns, the previous three seasons.
He was named the AHL’s most
outstanding coach in 2013-14.
Blashill was the goaltending coach for the
2009 U.S. National Junior team at the IIHF
World Junior Championship and an assistant
coach for the U.S. Junior Select team in 2009.
His international experience also includes a
stint as an assistant coach for the U.S. National
Under-18 Select team in 2006.
“Anybody who thinks a
layup line is disrespectful,
hasn’t watched an NBA
game. We’ve got people
shooting half-court shots
at every break, we’ve
got kids for ball boys ...
we’re entertainment. And
if they’re so self-important
they can’t recognize that,
it’s on them. Not me.“
— Mark Cuban
The Dallas Mavericks owner hon-
ored ex-Cowboys QB Tony Romo
by letting him dress with team for
Tuesday’s game, but took heat
from the NBA about the move.
Mariners place Segura on DL
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners placed
shortstop Jean Segura on the 10-day disabled list
on Tuesday with a strained right hamstring.
Seattle was hoping to avoid the DL stint for
Segura, but manager Scott Servais
said it was the better decision to
give his starting shortstop a few
extra days to recover and not play
short-handed in the interim.
“It’s a mild strain. I really
thought yesterday that he’s just
going to miss a couple of days,” Servais said.
“Trying to be very cautious and be out ahead
of this thing, the way the rules are now and
the 10-day DL it just makes more sense to put
him on the DL. I fully expect he’ll be back and
ready to go at the end of 10 days.”
Segura is Seattle’s only regular batting
above .300 through the ﬁ rst full week of the
regular season. He is hitting .313 with 10 hits
and six runs scored.
THIS DATE IN SPORTS
1987 — Larry Mize hits a
48-foot chip shot to defeat Greg
Norman on the second hole of
sudden death at the Masters.
1997 — Allen Iverson
scores a career-high 50
points, for his fourth straight
game with at least 40, as
Philadelphia loses to Cleve-
land 125-118. Iverson breaks
Wilt Chamberlain’s rookie
record of three consecutive
40-point games, set during
the 1959-60 season.
2009 — Angel Cabrera
becomes the ﬁ rst Argentine
to win the Masters, beating
48-year-old Kenny Perry
with a two-putt par on the
second hole of a playoff.
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