Puget Sound falls again in Babe Ruth 14-Year-Old World Series
Despite jumping out to a 5-1 lead in the first inning, Puget Sound couldn’t keep its momentum going against Tualatin Hills (Ore.), losing 15-9 in its second game at the Babe Ruth 14-Year-Old World Series in Moses Lake on Monday.
Puget Sound jumped on Tualatin Hills starter Matt Clark, scoring five runs and chasing him before he could earn a second out, but the Oregon team’s relievers combined to allow just four runs on four hits over the final 62 / 3 innings.
Tualatin Hills second baseman Gabe Skoro went 3 for 3 and knocked in three runs.
Puget Sound is winless through two pool-play games, and has two remaining, starting with a 5 p.m. game vs. Manchester (N.H.) on Tuesday.
Host Moses Lake rebounded from a loss on Monday to beat Baxter Springs (Kan.), 6-5. Cade Tunstall scored on a wild pitch in the seventh inning to provide the winning run.
In other games, Westchester (Calif.) outslugged Longwood (Fla.), 15-10, and Bryant (Ark.) beat Jasper (Ind.), 10-2.
• George Raveling, who coached at Washington State from 1972 to 1983, was selected as one of three recipients of the Lapchick Character Award.
Raveling joined former Texas Western coach Don Haskins and women’s basketball pioneer Theresa Grentz in receiving the honor, which recognizes those who show the character traits of Joe Lapchick, who coached at St. John’s and with the New York Knicks.
Raveling retired in 1994 and has since written books on basketball and served as an analyst on college broadcasts.
• Western Washington announced that Greg Brisbon, the top assistant in the program for 12 of the last 13 years, will be the team’s new head coach. He replaces Travis Connell, who will focus solely on leading the Viking women’s squad.
• Four PGA Professionals are tied for the lead after round one of the Northwest Open Invitational at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla.
Shooting a 5-under 67 were Mike Kasch of Pasco, Corey Prugh of Spokane, Casey McCoy of Tumwater, and Luke Bennett of Bellingham.
• Jason Collins, the 12-year NBA veteran who earlier this year announced he is gay, will speak at the A PLUS Youth Program’s “Principles to Live By” Gala on Sept. 3 at the Triple Door in Seattle.
From sports-information and wire reports