Northwest Sports

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

The Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) – Casper Wells hit a go-ahead, three-run double

with two out in the seventh inning and the Seattle Mariners beat

the slumping Baltimore Orioles 6-3 last night. Miguel Olivo and

Dustin Ackley added back-to-back homers in the eighth as the

Mariners rallied for the win in their first game of the season

against Baltimore. Steve Delabar earned the win and improved to



SEATTLE (AP) – The Seattle Mariners have signed first-round

draft pick catcher Mike Zunino, who was taken with the No. 3

overall selection in June’s amateur draft. The Mariners announced

Zunino’s signing last night. He is scheduled to be introduced at a

news conference this afternoon. Zunino, from Florida, was

considered the best college position player available in the draft.


SEATTLE (AP) – Center Gilles Dierickx (Je-EEL Deer-ECK) will

transfer from Florida International to Washington and be eligible

for the 2013-14 season. Washington announced the 6-foot-11

Dierickx’s transfer yesterday. He’ll have three years of

eligibility remaining after sitting out next season due to NCAA

transfer rules. Dierickx played sparingly for FIU last season.


EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Jeneba Tarmoh has conceded her spot in the

100 meters rather than race against training partner Allyson Felix.

Tarmoh notified USA Track and Field yesterday of her intention to

withdraw. Her agent, Kimberly Holland, already made it known that

Tarmoh would not participate in a runoff set for last night to

break a third-place tie at the U.S. track trials.


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Poor weather and an injury have forced

five wounded warriors to climb down North America’s tallest

mountain without summiting. All but one of the Disabled Sports USA

climbers lost limbs in wars from Afghanistan back to Vietnam. The

group tried Friday to push through deep snow but a double amputee,

Stephen Martin of Phoenix, injured his stumps.


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