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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