Page 2B SPORTS East Oregonian Wednesday, April 12, 2017 MLB Astros score four in the sixth to beat Mariners By DAIMON EKLUND Associated Press SEATTLE — George Springer hit his fourth leadoff home run of the season, Evan Gattis had a bases-loaded pinch-hit double and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 7-5 on Tuesday night. Seattle reliever James Pazos gave up hits to all four Houston batters he faced in the sixth inning — including Gattis’ double and a run-scoring single by Alex Bregman — as the Astros scored four runs to take the lead for good. Joe Musgrove (1-0) pitched into the sixth inning, giving up three runs and seven hits for Houston. Ariel Miranda (0-1) allowed four runs and seven hits. Seattle had a 3-2 lead going into the sixth, but the Astros got a pair of lucky bounces with two outs which led to four runs. After Miranda walked two batters with two outs, AP Photo/Ted S. Warren Houston’s Evan Gattis and Seattle catcher Carlos Ruiz watch Gattis’ three-run pinch-hit double during the sixth inning of Tuesday’s game in Seattle. Yuli Gurriel hit a chopper off home plate against Pazos that bounced high enough for an infield hit and loaded the bases. Gattis then hit a fly ball that bounced off right fielder Mitch Haniger’s glove as he tried for a sliding catch, giving Gattis a bases- clearing double. Seattle scored a pair of runs in the ninth inning off closer Ken Giles. Pinch- hitter Mike Freeman walked and later scored on a wild pitch, and a fielder’s choice groundout by Robinson Cano scored Taylor Motter. Houston Seattle 7 5 Giles got Nelson Cruz to fly out to center to end the rally. Motter, starting at short- stop in place of the injured Jean Segura, had three doubles in the game. Springer hit Miranda’s first pitch over the left-center field fence for his fourth leadoff homer in nine games, the first time any player has had as many leadoff homers this early in the season. Jose Altuve picked up his first RBI with a single in the third inning to give Houston a 2-0 lead. Carlos Beltran added a run-scoring single in the ninth inning for the Astros. EARLY HOMERS Three of Springer’s leadoff homers have come against the Mariners, and Tuesday was the second time Springer has led off with a home run against Miranda. His other leadoff homer against Seattle came against Felix Hernandez on opening day. TRAINERS ROOM Mariners: Seattle placed Segura on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. Segura left Monday’s home opener — a 6-0 win— after the third inning. “I fully expect he’ll be back and ready to go at the end of 10 days,” Servais said. The Mariners selected Freeman from Triple-A Tacoma to take Segura’s spot and designated for assign- ment left-hander Paul Fry to clear room on the 40-man roster. UP NEXT Astros: RHP Mike Fiers (1-0) makes his second start of the season. Fiers gave up two runs in six innings in his first start against Kansas City. Mariners: RHP Yovani Gallardo (0-1) will start against the Astros. Gallardo allowed three runs in five innings in his first start against the Angels. Wahoo protesters want to be in on Indians’ talks with MLB By TOM WITHERS Associated Press CLEVELAND — Orga- nizers protesting the Cleveland Indians’ use of the Chief Wahoo logo have asked to be involved in talks with Major League Baseball about changes to the contentious symbol. A group asking the Indians to abolish the red-faced, smiling logo and their nickname gathered outside Progressive Field on Tuesday before the club’s home opener against the Chicago White Sox. Carrying signs that read “Racism Honors No One” and “Real People Not Mascots,” the protesters peacefully voiced their opinions as police officers looked on. The movement to replace the Wahoo logo has gained momentum in recent years. The Indians have reduced its usage, but the logo, which has been part of the team’s history for more than 60 years, still appears on some of Cleve- land’s game caps and jerseys. The Indians have had talks with MLB about further changes. Commissioner Rob Manfred said during the World Series that he knows “that that particular logo is offensive to some people, and all of us at Major League Baseball understand why.” Philip Yenyo, executive director of the American Indian Movement of Ohio, said he has been encouraged by the Indians’ openness to address the issue, but he wants more. Yenyo and his group have opposed the team using the logo for profit. He said he has reached out to baseball officials about being involved in any future discus- sions but has not heard back. “It’s time that we as brothers sit down at the table and talk,” he said. An MLB spokesman did not immediately return an email from The Associated Press. “There are Little League teams that are changing their names, high school teams that are changing their names,” Yenyo said. “A couple colleges have done it. To see that happening is great, but I think the momentum would be a lot better if major league teams would change their names and they can do it. I don’t think they see that if they change the name, people will be rushing to get what’s in their stores before it’s gone. And then you would have a new market with a new logo and that’s going to bring in more money, so I don’t think they are seeing the bigger picture.” Men’s College Basketball AP Photo/Tony Dejak People protest before a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians, Tuesday, April 11, 2017, during opening day in Cleveland. Soccer Gonzaga’s Collins declares for NBA draft Police looking into explosions Carolina. “I’ll always be that injured Dortmund player Coming off the proud to be a Zag,” he By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga freshman center Zach Collins on Tuesday declared for the NBA draft, becoming the first one-and-done player in program history. The 7-0 center said he was exploring his options without hiring an agent at this time, but intends to hire an agent at a later date. The first McDonald’s All-American recruited by Gonzaga, Collins averaged 10 points and 5.9 rebounds per game and helped the Zags advance to the national championship game, where they lost to North bench for an average of 17 minutes per game, Collins made 65.2 percent of his shots, eighth best in the nation. His 69 blocked shots rank second in Gonzaga history. Collins, from Las Collins Vegas, was selected as second team All-West Coast Conference. “It was definitely one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever had to make,” Collins said in a statement. “I just want to thank everyone at Gonzaga, especially the coaching staff and my team- mates.” said. In Gonzaga’s victory over South Carolina to advance to the national title game, Collins scored 14 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked six shots. This season, Collins backed up center Przemek Karnowski and helped Gonzaga put together the best season in program history, finishing with a 37-2 record. Gonzaga is still waiting to hear if guard Nigel Williams-Goss, a second-team All-America, will return for his senior year. Associated Press DORTMUND, Germany — German police say they’re investi- gating “in all directions” after three explosions went off near Borussia Dortmund’s team bus ahead of a Champions League quarterfinal match, injuring one of the soccer team’s players. Authorities assume that Tues- day’s blasts near the team hotel in suburban Dortmund were a targeted attack. They’re checking the authenticity of a letter claiming responsibility, and aren’t giving any details of its contents. Police spokeswoman Nina Vogt told ZDF television Wednesday that “of course our investigations have to go in all directions to begin with.” She said the direction of the probe remains “open.” Spanish defender Marc Bartra was hurt in the wrist and arm and underwent an operation. Police said an officer accompanying the bus on a motorbike was suffering from shock. Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Buerki said the team bus had just pulled out of the hotel driveway when an explosion a “huge bang” happened and sent glass flying. “We’re all shocked nobody thought about a football match in the minutes after that,” he said. PREPS: Weston-McEwen softball gets back to .500 mark with shutout victory Continued from 1B SHERMAN 9-8, WESTON-MCEWEN 2-13 — At Athena, the Weston-McEwen Tiger- Scots split a doubleheader with the Sherman Huskies on Tuesday afternoon, falling 9-2 in Game 1 but rebounding for a 13-8 win in Game 2. In Game 1, Weston- McEwen (3-6, 1-3 SD6) was bothered by eight errors in the game, including a few in the third inning that led to Sherman dropping five runs in the inning to take control of the game. But in Game 2, the Tiger- Scots got the offense going with 10 hits to its 13 runs, led by Brett Speed going 2 for 4 with two runs and four RBI. Hunter Sater pitched a huge 4 1/3 innings of relief, allowing just four hits and one run with two strikeouts to get the win. UP NEXT Weston-McEwen will travel to Heppner on Saturday for a doubleheader at 11 a.m. ——— Game 1 R H E SHS 005 110 2 — 9 6 3 W-M 000 002 0 — 2 5 8 W — Troutman. L — B. Speed. 2B — Moe (SHS); B. Speed (W-M). HR — T. Homer (SHS). Game 2 R H E W-M 420 301 3 — 13 10 4 SHS 132 002 0 — 8 9 8 W — H. Sater. L — T. Homer. 2B — G. Shell, G. Smith (W-M); Martin, Moe (SHS). HR — Justesen (SHS). COLLEGE PLACE (WA) 14, MAC-HI 4 — At Milton-Freewater, the Mac-Hi Pioneers dropped their third straight game on Tuesday, falling to College Place (WA) 14-4. The Pioneers (3-6) actu- ally outhit College Place 10-8, but the Pioneers batters left five runners on base and the pitchers walked 12 to contribute to the loss. Jesus Vela continued his hot hitting for Mac-Hi, going 3 for 3 with two runs and an RBI, while Keaton Smith and Jesse Jones each tallied two hits. UP NEXT Mac-Hi will host La Grande for a doubleheader on Saturday at noon. ——— R H E CP 034 205 — 14 8 1 MHS 002 020 — 4 10 1 (CP) N. Walters, M. McKenzie (5). (MHS) J. Jones, D. Cothey (4), M. Brinkley (6), A. Mar- tinez (6). WP — N. Walters, LP — J. Jones. 2B — N. Walters, S. Shumate (CP); J. Vela (MHS). 3B — K. Christensen (CP). HR — K. Morris. DUFUR 10-9, HEPPNER 2-0 — At The Dalles, the Heppner Mustangs fell to 0-4 in league play after getting swept by Dufur 9-2 and 10-0 on Tuesday. Heppner (1-9, 0-4 SD6) managed just three hits on the day and they all came in Game 1 as Dufur’s Bailey Keever struck out 13 Mustangs en route to a five-inning no-hitter in Game 2. Coby Dougherty and Wyatt Steagall both picked up doubles for Heppner, and Lane Wilhelm added a single and an RBI. UP NEXT Heppner hosts Weston- McEwen on Saturday for a doubleheader at 11 a.m. ——— Game 1 R H E HHS 001 010 0 — 2 3 3 DHS 241 020 X — 9 8 0 (HHS) K. Smith, L. Wilhelm (3). (DHS) H. Pence, C. Crawford (5), R. Peters (6), T. McLaughlin (7). WP — H. Pence, LP — K. Smith. 2B — C. Dougherty, W. Steagall (HHS); K. Bales (DHS). Game 2 R H E DHS 132 13 — 10 8 1 HHS 000 00 — 0 0 2 (DHS) B. Keever. (HHS) W. Steagall, K. Gibbs (4), K. Wilkins (5). WP — B. Keever, LP — W. Steagall. 2B — K. Bales, H. Pence, T. McLaughlin, R. peters (DHS). SOFTBALL WESTON-MCEWEN 26, UMATILLA 0 — At Athena, the Weston- McEwen softall team got its record back to .500 on Tuesday as they defeated Umatilla 26-0 in an Eastern Oregon League game. “I think bringing the record back to .500 is encour- aging,” Weston-McEwen coach Jeff Griggs said. “It was the first time our lineup was full again, we had some girls gone over spring break, so it was good to get back in sync with one another too.” We s t o n - M c E w e n ’ s Bailey Hillmick had a big day for the TigerScots (3-3, 1-0 EOL) as she threw five shutout innings in the circle while giving up just two hits and one walk with 11 strike- outs. Hillmick also went 1 for 2 at the plate with a home run, three runs scored, three RBI and three walks. Also standing out for Weston-McEwen was Jordyn Lambert (3 for 3, 4 runs, 3RBI) and Amie Coffman (1 for 1, 3 runs, 5 RBI). Lauryn Journot and Char- lene Alvarez had the two lone hits for Umatilla (1-7, 0-1). UP NEXT Weston-McEwen will travel to La Grande to play a non-league game with Union on Thursday at 3 p.m. Umatilla heads to Riverside for a doubleheader on Friday at 1 p.m. ——— R H E UHS 000 00 — 0 2 1 W-M 1184 3X — 26 11 0 (UHS) Alvarez, Trujillo (1), Picker (5). (W-M) B. Hillmick. WP — B. Hillmick, LP — Alvarez. 2B — J. Lambert 2 (W-M). 3B — A. Coff- man (W-M). HR — B. Hillmick (W-M). TENNIS HOOD RIVER 5, HERMISTON 3 — At Hermiston, the Bulldogs struggled in singles action against Hood River as the Eagles took down the Bull- dogs 5-3 on Tuesday. Hermiston’s Mackenzie Hill was the lone singles winner for Hermiston as she won 4-0 in a forfeit. The Bulldogs other two wins came at No. 1 and No. 2 singles where the teams of Jaycee Ternes/Katelyn Millard and Reed Middleton/ Breena Wadekamper took care of business. “The doubles teams came out strong and it proves they’re working hard,” Hermiston coach Jason Sivey said. “We just need to work on our mental game now, especially in singles.” UP NEXT Hermiston will next host Capital (ID) on Thursday at Noon. ——— Hood River 5, Hermiston 3 Singles Mackenzie Hill (Herm) def. M. Garrido 4-0 N. Paulus (HRV) def. Lindsay McAllister 6-0, 6-1 K. Joseph (HR)V def. Alyssa Perkins 6-1, 6-3 Y. Ziadd (HRV) def. Olivia Thomas 6-2, 6-3 Doubles Jaycee Ternes/Katelyn Millard (Herm) def. A. Flores/C. Flores 6-4, 3-6, 10-8 Reed Middleton/Breena Wadekamper (Herm) def. C. Oswald/B. Badillo 6-4, 6-1 K. Green/A. Harsdnyi (HRV) def. Adrienn Stewart/Paola Sanchez 4-6, 7-6, 8-6 J. Zeigner/K. Wethernell (HRV) def. Breckyn Meachem/Emery Snyder 2-6, 6-4, 12-10. THE DALLES 6, MAC-HI 1 — At Milton-Freewater, the Mac-Hi Pioneers struggled to keep pace with the The Dalles on Tuesday, as the Riverhawks won 6-1 in non-league action. The Riverhawks won all three singles matches by a combined 24-0 score, but the Pioneers were much more competitive in doubles action. Mac-Hi’s top two teams narrowly lost out to The Dalles by 8-5 and 8-6 scores, and then the Pioneers’ No. 4 team of Evelyn Garcia and Nicole Flores won the lone match 8-4. “We had a tough loss today but I saw lots of improvement,” Mac-Hi coach Danny Sanchez said. “It was a good test for our girls as we head into more league matches.” UP NEXT Mac-Hi will host Stan- field Thursday at 3:30 p.m. ——— The Dalles 6, Mac-Hi 1 Singles Jocelyn Hernandez (TD) def. Karina Saldana (MH) 8-0 Yanaira Alvarez (TD) def. Jessica Hernan- dez (MH) 8-0 Saray Garcia (TD) def. Cierra Werhan (MH) 8-0 Doubles Cassie Vasquez/Maggie Corey (TD) def. Emily Cuellar/Janelle Martinez 8-5 Natalie Varland/Lupita Contreras (TD) def. Jennifer Robles/Joci Alvarez 8-6 Liz Leon/Jessica Vega (TD) def. Jadie Jackson/Sarah Odman 8-2 Evelyn Garcia/Nicole Flores (MH) def. Rosario Rucoba/Silvia Rodriguez 8-4 GOLF LA GRANDE — Heppner’s Sophie Grant finished as the second medalist at La Grande Country Club on Tuesday, as she finished with a 90 and 13 shots behind top medalist Trinity Alexander of La Grande. Grant’s teammate Amanda Rea was fourth medalist with a 101 for Heppner. Also competing in La Grande was Pendleton’s JV girls team, where Miah Rueber shot a 123, Trinity Treloar shot a 127 and LaRiah Alexander shot a 144 — a 12-shot improvement from her last outing, coach Terry Prouse said.