Tigard wins thriller, gets to play on national TV
The District 4 Tigard All-Stars played their way into the Little League Softball World Series semifinals Monday with a tense, 1-0, win over Robbinsville, N.J., at Alpenrose Dairy.
Next up for Tigard, which finished second in Pool B of the 10-team tournament, is the all-stars from Burbank, Calif., who finished first in Pool A.
Tigard faces Burbank, which is in the tournament for the first time, at 4 p.m. on ESPN2. The other semifinal pits defending champion Warner Robins, Ga., which beat Tigard 5-0 in the opening round, against Poland, Ohio, which finished second in Pool A.
Game time for the second semifinal is 6:30 p.m.
The semifinal winners meet Wednesday at 4 p.m. for the series title.
ROSEBURG’S LEGION RUN ENDS
Dr. Stewart’s lost to Eden Prairie, Minn., for a second time at the American Legion World Series Monday and had its baseball season end in Spokane, Wash.
Despite producing 12 hits and committing just one error, the Docs pushed across just two runs and lost 6-2. Roseburg finished 35-15 on the season, one game short of the championship round.
Medford reached the championship round last year and finished second.
Justin Sellers went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and scored the go-ahead run on a seventh-inning sacrifice fly as the Albuquerque Isotopes earned a split of a four-game series with a 5-4 win over the Portland Beavers Monday afternoon at PGE Park.
Sellers homered for the second straight game and fourth time in his last six, taking Josh Geer (9-10) deep in the second. Russ Mitchell and Ivan De Jesus, Jr., drove in runs with sacrifice flies for the Isotopes (60-61).
Craig Stansberry belted his sixth home run in the first inning and Nick Green had two hits and two RBIs for the Beavers (48-75), who were held to five hits.
Portland begins a four-game series with Round Rock, Texas, (50-73) today at 7:05 p.m.
EMERALDS WIN, VOLCANOES GET HAMMERED
Oscar Garcia, a centerfielder from Northwestern University, hit his first professional home run to lead the Eugene Emeralds to a 4-1 victory over Yakima Monday in Eugene. Adys Portillo pitched five scoreless innings for his second win of the season.
In Keizer, Spokane pounded out three home runs and 15 hits overall in a 12-3 win over the Volcanoes.
Salem-Keizer right fielder Ryan Scoma homered and drove in a pair of runs to improve his team-leading total to 31 RBIs in 51 games.