On the Rainiers annual Color Cheney Crimson Night, Washington Huskies baseball alum Forrest Snow pitched six strong innings and earned the win over Fresno, 4-3.
In front of a crowd of 7,110 – most of whom were decked out in WSU colors – Snow allowed just two runs and struck out eight to get the win for Tacoma.
Hey, it was teamwork. It all worked out beautifully.
Tonight is part two of our college series, with Paint The Park Purple Night to raise money for the UW-Tacoma scholarship fund. What we need is a WSU Cougar to start for the Rainiers.
Unfortunately, we don’t have one. I believe the only WSU Cougar in the PCL right now is New Orleans lefty Adam Conley, and he’s currently on their disabled list.
Even though we don’t have a Coug to send out there tonight, it should be a fun one.
Saturday’s game starts at 7:05 PM (Pacific) – the Alaska Airlines Pregame Show begins at 6:50 on South Sound Sports 850 AM and streaming online right here. Tacoma starts LHP James Gillheeney (3-9, 5.99) against Fresno LHP Mike Kickham (7-7, 3.67).
- The Rainiers game story from The News Tribune has reaction from Stefen Romero, who had the big hit.
- Mike Zunino hit a three-run homer and the Mariners beat the White Sox on Friday night, 4-1.
- Bob Dutton’s Mariners notebook explains the Mariners latest transaction (Roenis Elias optioned to Tacoma, Lucas Luetge called up) and reports that Willie Bloomquist is out for the rest of the season. It appears that Elias will start one game for the Rainiers down in New Orleans this week.
- The Mariners are inducting Lou Piniella into their Hall of Fame today, and Larry Stone has a great column on Lou’s will to win.
- John McGrath took a different approach, talking to Lou about his retirement and how he sees the game today.
- Greg Johns has a collection of remarks about Lou from people all around the game.
- The News Tribune has 130 photos of Piniella through the years.
- In the PCL, Sacramento had Drew Pomeranz on the mound and they beat Reno on Friday night, 4-2. Sacramento leads Reno by two games and Tacoma by six with 24 to go.
- Las Vegas maintained an 8.5-game lead in the South by beating Albuquerque, 9-6. A five-run eighth inning was key.
- El Paso edged Salt Lake, 6-5. The Bees welcomed Vinnie Pestano to the bullpen and he pitched well.
- Jorge Soler doubled, homered, and drove in three runs as Iowa won in Oklahoma City, 8-5.
- Colorado Springs split a doubleheader with Omaha in front of a well-traveled fan.
- New Orleans scored twice in the top of the ninth to stun Memphis, 5-4.
- I couldn’t find a report online, but Nashville swept a doubleheader from Round Rock.