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    SPORTS
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017
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HERMISTON
Prep Roundup
Thieme Bulldogs blank Riverhawks
Complete team
no-hits
effort pushes
Hermiston to
Huskies
dominant victory
Pilot Rock baseball
takes two in league
doubleheader
By ERIC SINGER
East Oregonian
After getting swept by The
Dalles on Saturday, Hermiston
coach Lance Hawkins let his team
know he was disappointed.
The Bulldogs were outscored a
combined 14-3 in the two games
and managed just nine hits at the
plate and also tallied fi ve errors.
“That wasn’t Bulldog base-
ball,” Hawkins
said, “and the
Baseball
guys knew it.”
But after a fun
and productive
The Dalles
practice indoors
on
Monday,
Hawkins
felt
that his team had
refocused a bit
and rediscovered
Hermiston
the competitive
edge that they
needed to play
with.
And
anyone watching Tuesday’s game
against The Dalles at Armand
Larive Middle School would
agree, as Hermiston scored
seven times in the fi rst inning
and went on to win 9-0 over the
Riverhawks for the Bulldogs fi rst
shutout victory of the season.
“This was huge because
needed to show anger towards
this team since they took two
from us,” said Hermiston’s Slade
Gritz, who went 1 for 4 with a
run scored. “We needed to win
and needed to win big so this was
perfect.”
Hermiston (8-11, 2-4 CRC) had
perhaps its best, most complete
team effort in the victory getting
great pitching, great hitting and
rock solid defense, all three of
which have plagued the Bulldogs
from time-to-time. Hermiston had
six shutout innings from Caden
Schwirse on the mound, zero
errors behind him and an offense
East Oregonian
PILOT ROCK — Levi Thieme was
nearly perfect from the mound as the
Pilot Rock baseball team opened its
Special District 6 doubleheader against
Elgin with a 7-0 win on Tuesday.
Thieme tossed a complete game
no-hitter while striking out 17 and
walking none, and was one pitch away
from a perfect game.
A dropped third strike on a wild
pitch that came with two outs in the
top of the seventh
inning gave Elgin
Baseball
its only base runner
of the game, and
Thieme needed just
Elgin
81 pitches to get the
requisite 21 outs. He
landed 82.7 percent
of his pitches for
strikes.
Thieme
also
Pilot Rock
drove in the Rockets’
fi rst run with a
double in the fi rst
inning that brought
Chris Weinke in from third base.
Logan Weinke scored on a wild
pitch in the second inning to make
it 2-0, and then Chris Weinke hit a
two-run home run in the fourth to
make it 4-0.
The Rockets (11-4, 9-0 SD6) kept
their momentum going in Game 2 for a
9-2 win that pushed their current streak
to 10 games.
Wienke started on the mound and
struck out 11 while giving up two
runs on six hits and no walks over six
innings to get the win.
Braydon Postma pitched a scoreless
seventh and went 4 for 4 at the plate
with two RBI. Thieme was 3 for 4, and
Bryson Pierce was 2 for 3, and Tracker
Denny was 2 for 4 with a two-run
home run and four total RBI.
UP NEXT
The Rockets play at Dufur for a
twin bill on Saturday starting at 11 a.m.
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0
9
0-2
7-9
Game 1
R H E
EHS
000 000
0 — 0 0 2
PRHS
110 302 X — 7 5 1
W — L. Thieme. L — Lathrop.
2B — T. Denny, L. Thieme, L. Weinke. HR — C. Weinke.
Staff photo by E.J. Harris
Hermiston’s Lukas Tolan fi res the ball to fi rst base in the Bulldogs’ 9-0 win against The Dalles on
Tuesday in Hermiston.
Prep Softball: Hermiston 8, The Dalles 3
MLB
Tigers rout
Mariners
Game 2
R H E
PRHS
201 040
2 — 9 13 0
EHS
200 000
0 — 2 8 1
W — C. Weinke. L — Lathrop.
2B — Williams (EHS). HR — T. Denny (PRHS).
STANFIELD 11, IRRIGON 0 (5
innings) — At Irrigon, Dylan Grogan
hit a two-run home run in the top of the
fi rst innings and Klay Jenson added a
three-run homer in the second inning
while also pitching a fi ve-inning
no-hitter for the Tigers on Tuesday in
Eastern Oregon League action.
Jenson needed just an average of
11.6 pitches per inning to retire Irrigon
(13-2, 6-2 EOL) and fi nished with
seven strikeouts and one walk.
Brody Woods went 3 for 4 with
two RBI for Stanfi eld (14-1, 8-0), and
Adrian Renner was 2 for 3.
Tigers coach Brad Rogers said
Jenson’s performance was impressive,
but it also couldn’t have happened
without some stellar defensive plays in
the fi eld.
UP NEXT
Stanfi eld looks to extend its
14-game winning streak at Joseph for
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See BULLDOGS BASEBALL/2B
By NOAH TRISTER
Associated Press
DETROIT — James McCann
homered in the second inning, then
Justin Upton and Alex Avila followed
suit in the fourth.
The Detroit Tigers
were just getting
started.
Seattle
Detroit
added
nine more runs in a
fi fth-inning onslaught
, and despite the usual
shakiness from the
bullpen, the Tigers
Detroit
went on to rout the
Seattle Mariners 19-9
on Tuesday night.
Felix Hernandez was
bothered by a stiff shoulder and allowed
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Staff photo by E.J. Harris
Hermiston’s Amanda Barron runs to fi rst base on a sacrifi ce bunt in the Bulldogs’ 8-3
win against The Dalles on Tuesday in Hermiston. Game details were not available at
press time. The win was Hermiston’s fi rst in Columbia River Conference play this sea-
son and snapped a seven-game losing streak for the Bulldogs (7-12, 1-5 CRC), who will
host Pendleton on Friday for a doubleheader starting at 3 p.m.
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Sports shorts
Heppner alums vying for titles
TEMPE, Ariz. — Two Heppner alumni and
current Lewis Clark State golfers are in conten-
tion for Frontier Conference championships.
Former Mustang Chris Lien leads
the Frontier Conference tournament
after two rounds after shooting
back-to-back 73s, while Blake
Greenup is tied for second in the
women’s tournament after shooting
a team-best 79 in the second round
Lien
on Tuesday. The pairs’ individual
performances has their respective
men’s and women’s teams sitting
atop the leaderboard as well as the
women lead by 24 strokes and the
men lead by 20.
Lien, a senior and fi rst team
all-conference selection, holds a one
Greenup
stroke lead heading into the third
round. Greenup, a junior and second team all-con-
ference competitor, is 12 strokes back of the lead.
“I think a lot of the
young men that were
here, they came here for
the uniforms, not to be
a great football player.
We’ve got to get back to
being blue collar. We’ve
got to make them earn
the things they get here
— and they get a lot.“
— Willie Taggart
The fi rst-year football coach of
the Oregon Ducks speaking to
FoxSports.com about his plan to
rebuild a program that just three
seasons ago was playing for a
national championship.
MLB: Multiple groups have
submitted bids to buy Marlins
MIAMI (AP) — Baseball Commissioner
Rob Manfred says multiple groups have
submitted bids to buy the Miami Marlins, and
none has yet been accepted.
Manfred’s comments came
after Bloomberg reported a group
led by former New York Yankees
captain Derek Jeter and former
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush won an
auction for the team with a $1.3 billion bid.
Completion of any sale by Marlins owner Jeffrey
Loria could take months and would require approval
by at least 75 percent of major league teams. More
than half of the winning bid could involve cash
because of MLB’s debt service rule, meaning the
Bush/Jeter group would need to raise a lot of money.
Quogue Capital investment fund founder
Wayne Rothbaum has also pursued the Marlins,
and talks with him might be restarted if the deal
with the Bushes and Jeter stalls.
THIS DATE IN SPORTS
1964 — The Boston
Celtics capture their sixth
consecutive NBA title with a
105-99 victory over the San
Francisco Warriors in Game 5
of the fi nals.
2012 — The Charlotte
Bobcats fi nish with the worst
winning percentage in NBA
history after a 104-84 loss to
the New York Knicks. The
Bobcats’ 23rd consecutive
loss leaves them with a
winning percentage of .106
(7-59) in the lockout-short-
ened season. The record was
set 39 years ago, when the
1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers
fi nished 9-73 (.110) in a full
regular season.
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