Page 2B SPORTS East Oregonian PENDLETON Efficient Vikings sweep Timberwolves Game 2 called in eighth due to lightning East Oregonian The Blue Mountain baseball team had no trouble hitting the ball against Big Bend in an NWAC East doubleheader on Wednesday in Pendleton, but scoring runs was a different matter. The Timberwolves managed just two runs off their 12 total hits while the Vikings turned their 12 hits into eight runs to take wins of 6-1 and 2-1 in eight innings. Big Bend (18-10, 6-8 East) broke a scoreless tie in Game 1 Tanner NWAC when Daniel Toepke and Dornito led Jacob Lundin off the third each threw Blue Mtn. two innings with a double Big Bend and then of relief scored on allowing one an error in hit apiece to the outfield. Back-to-back preserve the win for Parker errors and a walk loaded the Stohr, who struck out three bases and Josh Kallstrom and walked three in five hit a double that scored two, complete innings. then a groud-out by Seth The Vikings scored in Reisbeck made it 4-0 before the first and third innings BMCC could get out of the in Game 2 to go up 2-0, inning. but BMCC reliever Nathan Blue Mountain (12-20, Pena came in to start the 3-11) got its run in the fourth fourth and allowed just one when Austin Florez singled, hit the rest of the way. stole second and then scored Blue Mountain scored on an error. The T-Wolves its run in the bottom of had runners on first and the seventh when Nate third with one out in the Cantonwine singled to lead fifth, but stranded them both off and went to second right and didn’t get a runner past away on an error. He moved first base the rest of the way. to third on a wild pitch, 6-2 1-1 and then scored on a Matt Palmer ground-out. BMCC had one on with two outs in the bottom of the eighth when the game was called due to lightning. Jake Prewitt got the win for BBCC and threw five full with no runs allowed on two hits. UP NEXT Blue Mountain plays at Wenatchee Valley on Saturday at 1 p.m. ——— Game 1 R H E BBCC 004 001 001 — 6 8 1 BMCC 000 100 000 — 1 6 3 P. Stohr, T. Toepke (6), J. Lundin (8) and N. Ball. C. Connolly, C. Root (5) and C. Labbe. W — Stohr. L — Connolly. 2B — J. Kallstrom, N. Metcalf, R. Hekker, D. Fornito (BBCC); D. Durflinger (BMCC). Game 2 (8 innings) R H E BBCC 101 000 00 — 2 4 1 BMCC 000 000 10 — 1 6 0 J. Prewitt, C. Tunstall (6), T. Winkler (8) and B. Rosman. T. Heiman, N. Pena (4) and J. Rogers. W — Prewitt. L — Heiman. 2B — A. Francis (BBCC). 3B — A. Francis (BBCC). Thursday, April 20, 2017 MARINERS: Continued from 1B move when it acquired Jean Segura in a trade with Arizona. But with Segura sidelined by a hamstring strain, Haniger has starred. He is hitting .323 and reached base five times Wednesday. Hernandez was far from his best, giving four hits — all singles — on the first six pitches of the game. He allowed two runs and five hits in the first inning and surrendered long solo home runs later in the game to Giancarlo Stanton and Chris- tian Yelich. Stanton’s homer was his fourth this season, a 445-foot shot to left-center. Despite giving up four runs and 12 hits, Hernandez kept his pitch count down and was able to work into the seventh inning. Hernandez struck out five and issued his first walk of the season to Stanton in the fifth, ending a streak of 22 1/3 innings to open the season. SUZUKI’S FAREWELL Miami’s Ichiro Suzuki, in possibly his final game at Safeco Field, hit a solo home run on the first pitch of the ninth inning off Evan Marshall. Suzuki got the start in right field and had two hits. He spent the first 11½ seasons of his major league career with the Mariners. TRAINER’S ROOM Mariners: The return of Segura may be delayed until early next week. Manager Scott Servais said Segura could end up going to Double-A Arkansas for a couple of rehab games and rejoin the Mariners in Detroit next Tuesday. UP NEXT Mariners: James Paxton (2-0) starts Thursday at Oakland. Paxton has not allowed an earned run in his first 21 innings. BLAZERS: Third quarter scoring output hits new low point for season Continued from 1B lined him for the final seven regular-season games. McCollum, who shot 16 for 28 with four 3-pointers to score 41 in the 121-109 Game 1 loss, scored 11 points on 4-for-17 shooting. Lillard was 5 for 17 and held to 12 points. Coach Terry Stotts called on his team to be more balanced to have a chance against top-seeded Golden State, which finished with the NBA’s best record for a third straight season. Instead, the Warriors once more showed their remark- able balance despite also missing Shaun Livingston from Sunday’s win. Ian Clark scored 13 points, Andre Iguodala contributed 10 rebounds, six assists and six points, and Zaza Pachulia scored 10 points. McGee did his thing with three alley- oops in the first and two on consecutive possessions late in the period. Lillard had back-to-back driving layups early as Portland jumped out to a 9-4 lead. Then Golden State got three straight 3s by Green, Thompson and Curry and used a 14-0 run to go up 18-9. Portland couldn’t keep up after it began 6 for 21 and struggled from deep. Allen Crabbe finished 3 for 10 and missed all five of his 3s. Green already had six rebounds and six assists in the first quarter. He went down hard with 9:06 remaining in the third quarter on a foul to the head by Meyers Leonard. The play went to review and was ruled a common foul. TIP-INS Trail Blazers: The Blazers’ third-quarter scoring output was their lowest in any period this season — and tied for the fewest in a quarter by a Warriors playoff opponent in the shot clock era. ... Portland shot 7 for 34 on 3s and 30 for 90 overall. ... The Blazers have lost 11 out of the last 12 to the Warriors and 11 straight at Oracle Arena. Warriors: Thompson matched Hall of Famer Rick Barry for second place on the franchise list for postseason games played with 66. ... Livingston sat out with a sprained right index finger and bruised hand, while F Matt Barnes didn’t play as he is still working back from a sprained right ankle and foot. ... Rookie Patrick McCaw earned his first playoff start in place of Durant and had nine points and five rebounds. ... Curry joined Barry as the only Warriors with 100 steals in the playoffs. ... Iguodala dished his 400th career post- season assist in the first. ... UP NEXT Kerr hopes to have a healthy lineup for Game 3, though might choose to hold out Durant again. BULLDOGS: Team chemistry was a big plus for Blue Mountain’s coach Continued from 1B childhood dreams of playing collegiate soccer. “Ever since I was little I always had a dream, a goal of playing professional soccer and this is just that next step after high school,” Arenas said. “And I’m one step closer to my dream and that’s all I can ask for.” “Yeah it was always my dream,” Lopez added. “I was iffy about it my freshman year but now that it’s come to reality I’m really excited and looking forward to it, building up and becoming a better player.” Blue Mountain coach Art Mota was also in attendance Wednesday, and said that the chemistry with the six guys was a big draw for him, though he’s just excited about bringing in six quality players to help build the foundation of the program. “I know that coach (Rich) Harshberger has been doing some great things here and this is evidence of that,” Mota said. “These kids are well-coached, they know each other and it’s going to be an easy transition for them to come in and help us take those first steps for the program.” The Bulldog players will be joined at BMCC by other players from Pendleton, Irrigon, Umatilla and River- side high schools, which has Mota looking forward to getting the season started. “I’m just happy to bring in talent from our area and I think all the young guys know what they’re coming into,” Mota said. “They’re making history and I’ve told them all the same thing, what ever standard you set is what everyone else has to follow. It’ll be challenging because the NWAC is tough, but I think we’re putting together a real good group for this first-year team.” Harshberger had a wide smile on his face as he stood back and watched his players sign their letters on Wednesday. His Hermiston teams have always had talent, but the opportunities in college were few and far between. He was happy when BMCC started up a soccer team and hopes that now with the college starving for local talent, this is just a start of a pipeline from Hermiston High to BMCC. “Hopefully we keep seeing these kind of numbers going out, and seeking secondary education and realizing the opportunity is there for them,” Harshberger said. “I feel like I’ve had this talent for several years, but always that college was somewhat unattainable but this is great because it shows you there are opportunities. I try to tell them that if you want to play, there’s a spot for you but I don’t know that it speaks as loudly as actually having six, seven guys signing to play like today.” Also joining the six Bulldogs at BMCC will be 2016 Hermiston graduates Andy Corcuera and Ayden Prewitt, who are already enrolled at BMCC and are happy to be re-joining former teammates there as well. Prewitt said he always kept his eye on BMCC after he found out the school would be starting a men’s team last season and knew it could be a good opportunity for him. Corcuera said that when he left Hermiston, he figured his competitive soccer career was over but he is glad that he has another chance. “I never thought I’d be playing at the college level, maybe just for fun instead,” Corcuera said Wednesday. “I’m just looking forward to the start of the season now.” Overall, seven of the Hermiston boys soccer seniors will be playing colle- giately as Freddy Rodriguez signed with Walla Walla Community College in January. So after playing with Rodriguez for years, the six future T-Wolves will be playing against and trying to beat their friend during the NWAC season, a game they collectively looking forward to. “It’s going to be an intense game,” Munoz said with a laugh. “Going to be a lot of smack-talking but it’s okay. At the end of the day we’ll still love eachother like family, so it’ll be a good time.” ——— Contact Eric at esinger@ eastoregonian.com or 541-966-0839. Follow him on Twitter @ByEricSinger. PREPS: Correa’s homer not enough as Heppner drops doubleheader with Union Continued from 1B by Bryson Pierce and then scored on a wild pitch. After walking the lead-off batter in the top of the second, Thieme began his streak of consecutive outs, and the Rockets took a 2-1 lead in their at-bat when St. Pierre hit his second double to drive in Chris Weinke, who had reached on a double of his own. Thieme then helped himself in the third when he led off with a double and scored on Braydon Postma’s line drive to center field. The Rockets totaled 10 hits in the game but stranded 11 and left the bases loaded in the fifth and sixth. They also had a runner thrown out on a failed steal at the plate in the fifth. Sherman had runners on first and second with two outs in the sixth but Thieme got a looking strikeout to end the inning. He sat down the first two batters in the seventh on a strikeout and ground-out, then Postma came in and struck out the last batter in four pitches to get the save. LAST TIME OUT Pilot Rock beat Grant Union 9-0 and 8-2 on Saturday with Weinke throwing a complete game with seven strikeouts in Game 2. Thieme was 4 for 7 at the plate on the day, and Weinke was 4 for 8. UP NEXT Pilot Rock plays at Heppner for a doubleheader on Saturday at 11 a.m. ——— R H E SHS 100 000 0 — 1 3 1 PRHS 111 000 X — 3 10 0 W — L. Thieme. L — B. Troutman. S — B. Postma. 2B — L. Thieme, C. Weinke, J. St. Pierre 2 (PRHS). SOFTBALL UNION 12-12, HEPPNER 2-2 — At Heppner, Morgan Correa hit a two-run homer for Heppner but Union brought more firepower to Wednes- day’s Special District 6 doubleheader for a pair of run-rule wins. Union (9-2, 4-0 SD6) came out strong with three runs in the top of the first inning in Game 1, and finished with 15 hits to win 12-2 in six innings. Harley Davis was one of three Bobcats with doubles in her 4 for 4 game, and Brianna Kohr hit a triple and drove in three runs. “They can hit the heck out of the ball,” said Mustangs coach Rick Johnston. “We hit the ball, we just didn’t hit it hard enough to make a difference.” Correa and Morgan Orem each went 2 for 3 to lead Heppner (6-8, 0-4). Correa’s home run came in the bottom of the third inning in Game 2 with Jenna McCullough on base, but only made the score 8-2 as Union was off to another fast start and won this one in five innings. Davis finished 6 for 7 on the day, and Jenna Monson got both wins in the circle. UP NEXT Heppner plays a double- header at Culver on Friday at 2 p.m. ——— Game 1 (6 innings) R H E UHS 306 111 — 12 15 2 HHS 000 200 — 2 4 4 J. Monson and E. Carter. D. Durfey and T. Hamby. W — Monson. L — Durfey. 2B — H. Davis, A. Wright, K. Good (UHS). 3B — B. Kohr (UHS) Game 2 (5 innings) R H E UHS 116 13 — 12 7 1 HHS 002 00 — 2 3 4 J. Monson and E. Carter. O. DeLoach, D. Durfey (4) and T. Hamby. W — Monson. L — DeLoach. 2B — T. Hamby (HHS). 3B — T. Baremore (UHS). HR — M. Correa (HHS). FROM TUESDAY RIVERSIDE 15-28, WHITE SALMON 2-3 — At Columbia, Wash., the Pirates blasted to a pair of non-league wins on Tuesday with three home runs and a pair of pitching gems by Skylar Wightman. Wightman hit two homers in Game 1 and drove in six total runs while giving up two hits in a 15-2 win in six innings. She then smacked a grand slam and struck out 12 while giving up just three hits a 28-3 win in five innings in Game 2. She drove in another six runs in the that game and finished 5 for 8 at the plate on the day. The Pirates (10-3) scored their 43 runs off just 18 hits. UP NEXT Riverside plays at Weston-McEwen for a league doubleheader on Saturday at 1 p.m. ——— Game 1 (6 innings) R H E RHS 004 236 — 15 9 2 WS 000 101 — 2 2 5 W — S. Wightman. L — K. Hylton. 2B — E. Kirby (RHS). HR — S. Wightman 2 (RHS). Game 2 (5 innings) R H E RHS 25(11) 0(10) — 28 9 2 WS 201 00 — 3 3 7 W — S. Wightman. L — L. Coe. 2B — B. Avalos, S. Wightman (RHS). HR — S. Wightman (RHS). SCOREBOARD Local Slate PREP BASEBALL Helix at Ione, 4 p.m. PREP GOLF Today Mac-Hi at Baker (2), 3/5 p.m. Friday Riverside at Stanfield (2), 1/3 p.m. Umatilla at Vale (2), 2/4 p.m. Irrigon at Burns (2), 2/4 p.m. Saturday Pilot Rock at Heppner (2), 11 a.m./1 p.m. Hermiston at The Dalles (2), Noon/2 p.m. Hood River at Pendleton (2), Noon/2 p.m. Friday Pendleton, Hermiston (boys) at Eagle Crest GC, TBD Heppner at Willow Creek CC, 10 a.m. Saturday Hermiston (girls) at Wandermere G.C., 9 a.m. PREP SOFTBALL Today Mac-Hi at Baker (2), 3/5 p.m. Weston-McEwen at Pilot Rock, 4 p.m. Friday Umatilla at Echo (2), 1/3 p.m. Heppner at Culver (2), 1/3 p.m. Saturday Pilot Rock at Union (2), Noon/2 p.m. Hermiston at The Dalles (2), Noon/2 p.m. Hood River at Pendleton (2), Noon/2 p.m. Riverside at Weston-McEwen (2), 1/3 p.m. Irrigon at Echo (2), 1/3 p.m. COLLEGE BASEBALL Saturday Blue Mountain at Wenatchee Valley (2), 1/4 p.m. PREP TRACK & FIELD Friday Irrigon at Central, 3:30 p.m. Saturday Pendleton, Hermiston at Kiwanis Invite (Hermiston), 10 a.m. Mac-Hi, Riverside, Pilot Rock, Stanfield, Weston-McEwen, Helix at Union, 11 a.m. Umatilla, Heppner at Centennial, 11 a.m. PREP TENNIS Today La Grande at Mac-Hi, 3 p.m. The Dalles at Hermiston (boys), 4 p.m. Hermiston (girls) at The Dalles, 4 p.m. Stanfield at Helix, 4 p.m. Weston-McEwen at Ione, 4 p.m. Umatilla at Riverside, 3:30 p.m. Friday Pendleton at La Grande, 4 p.m. PREP LACROSSE Friday Liberty at Hermiston, 7 p.m. COLLEGE SOFTBALL Friday North Idaho at Blue Mountain, 2 p.m. Corban at Eastern Oregon (2), 2/4 p.m. Saturday Corban at Eastern Oregon (2), 2/4 p.m. Basketball NBA Playoff glance (Best-of-7) FIRST ROUND EASTERN CONFERENCE Chicago 2, Boston 0 Sunday, April 16: Chicago 106, Boston 102 Tuesday: Chicago 111, Boston 97 Friday: Boston at Chicago, 4 p.m. Washington 2, Atlanta 0 Sunday, April 16: Washington 114, Atlanta 107 Wednesday: Washington 109, Atlanta 101 Saturday: Washington at Atlanta, 2:30 p.m. Milwaukee 1, Toronto 1 Saturday, April 15: Milwaukee 97, Toronto 83 Tuesday: Toronto 106, Milwaukee 100 Today: Toronto at Milwaukee, 5 p.m. Cleveland 2, Indiana 0 Saturday, April 15: Cleveland 109, Indiana 108 Monday: Cleveland 117 Indiana 111 Today: Cleveland at Indiana, 4 p.m. Sunday: Cleveland at Indiana, 10 a.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE Golden State 2, Portland 0 Sunday, April 16: Golden State 121, Portland 109 Wednesday: Golden State 110, Portland 81 Saturday: Golden State at Portland, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio 2, Memphis 0 Saturday, April 15: San Antonio 111, Memphis 82 Monday: San Antonio 96, Memphis 82 Today: San Antonio at Memphis, 6:30 p.m. Saturday: San Antonio at Memphis, 5 p.m. Houston 2, Oklahoma City 0 Sunday, April 16: Houston 118, Oklahoma City 87 Wednesday: Houston 115, Oklahoma City 111 Friday: Houston at Oklahoma City, 6:30 p.m. Utah 1, L.A. Clippers 1 Saturday, April 15: Utah 97, L.A. Clippers 95 Tuesday: L.A. Clippers 99, Utah 91 Friday: L.A. Clippers at Utah, 7 p.m. Hockey NHL Playoff glance FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Montreal 2, N.Y. Rangers 2 Wednesday, April 12: New York 2, Montreal 0 Friday, April 14: Montreal 4, New York 3, OT Sunday, April 16: Montreal 3, New York 1 Tuesday: New York 2, Montreal 1 Today: New York at Montreal, 4 p.m. Ottawa 3, Boston 1 Wednesday, April 12: Boston 2, Ottawa 1 Saturday, April 15: Ottawa 4, Boston 3, OT Monday: Ottawa 4, Boston 3, OT Wednesday: Ottawa 1, Boston 0 Friday: Boston at Ottawa, 4:30 p.m. Toronto 2, Washington 2 Thursday, April 13: Washington 3, Toronto 2, OT Saturday, April 15: Toronto 4, Washington 3, 2OT Monday: Toronto 4, Washington 3, OT Wednesday: Washington 5, Toronto 4 Friday: Toronto at Washington, 4 p.m. Pittsburgh 3, Columbus 1 Wednesday, April 12: Pittsburgh 3, Columbus 1 Friday, April 14: Pittsburgh 4, Columbus 1 Sunday, April 16: Pittsburgh 5, Columbus 4, OT Tuesday: Columbus 5, Pittsburgh 4 Today: Columbus at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE Nashville 3, Chicago 0 Thursday, April 13: Nashville 1, Chicago 0 Saturday, April 15: Nashville 5, Chicago 0 Monday: Nashville 3, Chicago 2, OT Today: Chicago at Nashville, 5 p.m. St. Louis 3, Minnesota 1 Wednesday, April 12: St. Louis 2, Minne- sota 1, OT Friday, April 14: St. Louis 2, Minnesota 1 Sunday, April 16: St. Louis 3, Minnesota 1 Wednesday: Minnesota 2, St. Louis 0 Saturday: St. Louis at Minnesota, Noon Anaheim 4, Calgary 0 Thursday, April 13: Anaheim 3, Calgary 2 Saturday, April 15: Anaheim 3, Calgary 2 Monday: Anaheim 5, Calgary 4, OT Wednesday: Anaheim 3, Calgary 1 Edmonton 2, San Jose 2 Wednesday, April 12: San Jose 3, Edmon- ton 2, OT Friday, April 14: Edmonton 2, San Jose 0 Sunday, April 16: Edmonton 1, San Jose 0 Tuesday: San Jose 7, Edmonton 0 Today: San Jose at Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. Baseball MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Baltimore 9 4 .692 — New York 10 5 .667 — Boston 9 6 .600 1 Tampa Bay 8 8 .500 2½ Toronto 3 11 .214 6½ Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 8 6 .571 — Kansas City 7 7 .500 1 Cleveland 7 7 .500 1 Chicago 7 7 .500 1 Minnesota 7 7 .500 1 West Division W L Pct GB Houston 10 5 .667 — Oakland 7 8 .467 3 Seattle 7 9 .438 3½ Los Angeles 7 9 .438 3½ Texas 5 10 .333 5 ——— Wednesday’s Games Oakland 9, Texas 1 Seattle 10, Miami 5 N.Y. Yankees 9, Chicago White Sox 1 Toronto 3, Boston 0 Baltimore 2, Cincinnati 0 Tampa Bay 8, Detroit 7 Cleveland at Minnesota, ppd. Houston 5, L.A. Angels 1 Kansas City 2, San Francisco 0 Today’s Games Boston (Sale 1-1) at Toronto (Estrada 0-1), 9:37 a.m. Cleveland (Kluber 1-1) at Minnesota (Santana 3-0), 10:10 a.m. Detroit (Norris 1-0) at Tampa Bay (Ramirez 1-0), 10:10 a.m. L.A. Angels (Shoemaker 0-0) at Houston (McCullers 1-0), 11:10 a.m. Baltimore (Miley 1-0) at Cincinnati (Feld- man 1-1), 4:10 p.m. Kansas City (Duffy 2-0) at Texas (Cashner 0-1), 5:05 p.m. Seattle (Paxton 2-0) at Oakland (Valdez 0-0), 7:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Washington 9 5 .643 — New York 8 7 .533 1½ Miami 8 7 .533 1½ Atlanta 6 8 .429 3 Philadelphia 5 9 .357 4 Central Division W L Pct GB Cincinnati 9 6 .600 — Chicago 8 7 .533 1 Milwaukee 8 8 .500 1½ Pittsburgh 6 9 .400 3 St. Louis 6 9 .400 3 West Division W L Pct GB Arizona 10 6 .625 — Colorado 10 6 .625 — Los Angeles 8 8 .500 2 San Francisco 6 10 .375 4 San Diego 6 10 .375 4 ——— Wednesday’s Games St. Louis 2, Pittsburgh 1 Chicago Cubs 7, Milwaukee 4 Seattle 10, Miami 5 Baltimore 2, Cincinnati 0 N.Y. Mets 5, Philadelphia 4 Washington 14, Atlanta 4 Kansas City 2, San Francisco 0 L.A. Dodgers 4, Colorado 2 San Diego 1, Arizona 0 Today’s Games Baltimore (Miley 1-0) at Cincinnati (Feld- man 1-1), 4:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Nola 1-0) at N.Y. Mets (Syn- dergaard 1-0), 4:10 p.m. Washington (Strasburg 1-0) at Atlanta (Dickey 1-1), 4:35 p.m. St. Louis (Martinez 0-2) at Milwaukee (Davies 0-2), 5:10 p.m. Arizona (Corbin 1-2) at San Diego (Richard 1-2), 6:10 p.m.