NW Sports from the AP

Date: 06/11/2012 05:29 AM

Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press


SEATTLE (AP) – Andre Ethier (EE’-thee-ur) awakened from a recent slump with his fourth career grand slam to cap a six-run second inning and Chad Billingsley pitched the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Seattle Mariners 8-2 yesterday. Shut down by six pitchers in Seattle’s third no-hitter Friday night, the Dodgers rebounded to win the final two games of the interleague series. Billingsley won his second consecutive decision, giving up two hits and a solo homer to Kyle Seager in seven strong innings.

SEATTLE (AP) – Amid the chaos of an injured starter leaving, three walks and five pitching changes, Brian Runge paid little attention to the history the Seattle Mariners were making. But when six M’s pitchers tossed the 10th combined no-hitter in major league history Friday, Runge made his own history. The home-plate umpire was also on duty when the White Sox’s Phillip Humber threw a perfect game April 21, so Runge became the first umpire since 1990 to be behind the plate for two no-hitters in a season.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Freshman right-hander Jake Reed allowed two runs and five hits to steady Oregon in a 3-2 come-from-behind victory last night that snapped Kent State’s 21-game winning streak and pushed the NCAA super regional to a deciding third game. Reed struck out six over 6 2-3 innings for the Ducks, the national No. 5 seed who faced elimination by the upstart Golden Flashes after a series-opening 7-6 loss. The Ducks have been to the College World Series just once, in 1954.

SEATTLE (AP) – Brian Banks has accepted the offer of Seattle coach Pete Carroll and will get a formal tryout with the Seahawks during their upcoming minicamp. The 26-year-old Banks was a one-time high school star at Long Beach Poly who was recently exonerated in a California rape case in which he was falsely accused. Banks served more than five years in prison. Banks’ agent confirmed yesterday Banks will return to the Pacific Northwest and take part in minicamp. His first day will be Wednesday.


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