The Sideline

The Wilson Rams took advantage of some wildness from Shelton starting pitcher Jared Welander in both the fifth and seventh innings and held on to beat the High Climbers 10-6 on Thursday afternoon at the Narrows 3A tournament in Lacey.

Welander would last six and one-third innings on the afternoon, walking 12 hitters in the process. Wilson starter Jared Horner survived a rocky start of his own in the first inning, walking the first two hitters while an infield error loaded the bases with nobody out. But Horner and the Rams survived, giving up only one run in the inning.

The Rams’…

In a game full of scoring chances, it was Jesus Perez's diving header in the 63rd minute that gave Foss a wild 3-2 win over Wilson at Stadium Bowl tonight, helping boost the Falcons' chance at the district playoffs.

Foss got several good looks early, but Wilson got on the board first after Munassar Saleh was taken out in the box in the 11th minute. Oswald Ramos' resulting penalty kick was deflected out by Foss keeper Sergio Barajas, but Andres Coronado was there to send in the deflection to make it 1-0.

Saleh had a shot hit the post in the 27th minute, while Foss' Rene Ramos…

Five different Stadium players scored as the Tigers notched a 5-1 win at Bellarmine Prep this afternoon to stay in first in the Narrows 4A soccer standings.

Andrew Foreman got the Tigers on the board in the 21st minute, breaking a way on the right side and sending a low shot past Lions keeper Jacob Hillyer. Max Harvey made it 2-0 four minutes later after stealing a pass just outside the Bellarmine box, moving right past two defenders and drilling a shot between Hillyer and the right post.

Bellarmine’s best chance to score in the first half came in the 26th minute when Dacin…

The Seattle Mariners today announced that Tacoma Rainiers manager Daren Brown has been added to the Mariners Major League coaching staff. John Stearns will assume managing responsibilities with the Rainiers beginning tonight when the team faces the Tucson Padres at 7 p.m.

Stearns was in his second season serving as the Mariners Minor League Catching Coordinator prior to joining the Rainiers and his 2013 campaign marks his fourth season since joining Seattle as a pro scout in 2009. He is in his 39th season of professional baseball after previously serving as a scout, manager, coach, roving…

There was more at stake than just the rubber match from the season series when Wilson met Foss yesterday at the 3A Narrows League tournament in Lacey. Brady O’Keefe threw a complete-game five-hitter and Thomas Narisahn went 3-for-4 with two RBIs as the Rams punched their ticket to the district tournament with a 7-1 win, ending the Falcons’ season in the process.

The Rams now await the loser of the North Thurston-Shelton game – played on Wednesday – with the winner of that game claiming the third seed to District play next Tuesday through Saturday. The Rams will play the winner…

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