Haniger’s legs, glove send Mariners over Yankees 3-2

first_imgHaniger’s legs, glove send Mariners over Yankees 3-2 Seattle takes 1 of 3 games from N.Y. The Columbian is becoming a rare example of a news organization with local, family ownership. Subscribe today to support local journalism and help us to build a stronger community. Haniger reached third on Jean Segura’s sacrifice bunt. With the infield in, Robinson Cano hit a broken-bat roller up the middle. Haniger was running on contact and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria made a quick throw home, but Haniger just got his right hand on the plate before the tag from catcher Austin Romine.“I just wanted to get as low as possible to avoid the tag by making the catcher reach as far as possible,” Haniger said. “I take pride in every facet of the game. I had some great coaches coming up that taught me how to play the game right.”Edwin Diaz pitched the ninth for his 54th save and 27th one-run save, both the most in baseball. But it took a diving grab by Haniger on Giancarlo Stanton’s fly ball to stop a possible New York rally.Andrew McCutchen was hit by a pitch with two outs before Haniger’s catch off Stanton’s broken-bat fly to shallow right. Published: September 9, 2018, 5:05pm By Associated Press “I had to play real deep to respect his power,” Haniger said. “It kind of blooped in there and hauled over as fast as I could and made the play. Once I got to full speed, I felt I was going to get it.”Haniger, an All-Star for the first time this year, has 24 homers and 85 RBIs this season.“Mitch is a very good all-around player,” manager Scott Servais said. “We all know about his power, but his defense and the way he runs the bases makes him a heck of a player.”The loss kept the Yankees from sweeping the three-game series and leaves New York only 2 1/2 games ahead of Oakland for the league’s top wild-card spot. Seattle Mariners’ Mitch Haniger is congratulated in the dugout after scoring against the New York Yankees during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer) Photo Gallery Miguel Andujar’s double down the left field line gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead in the first inning after Stanton hit a towering pop to shallow left that dropped for a double.The Mariners answered with two runs in the bottom of the first off four consecutive singles against starter CC Sabathia, with Ryon Healy and Cameron Maybin each driving in a run.The Yankees loaded the bases with three singles to start the fourth against starter Erasmo Ramirez, but only score one run off a walk to McCutchen, tying the game at 2-2.“Disappointing, no question,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “That fourth inning, had them on the ropes there and a chance to do some damage, and just couldn’t get that hit to push us over. It was a chance to have a great weekend. Obviously, a tough one here.” UP NEXTAfter an off day Monday, Seattle ends the homestand with a two-game series against the Padres that starts Tuesday. LHP Marco Gonzales (12-9, 4.32 ERA) is expected to come off the 10-day DL (neck strain) and make his 26th start to the season Tuesday. Gonzales lost four consecutive starts before going on the DL Aug. 27, allowing 23 earned runs over 20 innings. SEATTLE — Mitch Haniger hit the deck three times for the Mariners late in Sunday’s game. The first two put Seattle ahead against the New York Yankees. The next converted the lead into a victory.Haniger dashed home to score the go-ahead run on a grounder in the eighth inning, then made a diving catch for the final out that gave the Mariners a 3-2 win over the Yankees.Haniger started the eighth with a walk off reliever Dellin Betances (4-5) before stealing second by reaching in with his right hand at the last second.“I was just trying to miss the tag,” Haniger said. “I knew if I went in with my left hand it would have been a lot closer.”center_img Receive latest stories and local news in your email: By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Share: Subscribe Today 2 Photos GARDNER TOSSEDBrett Gardner was ejected after his at-bat in the ninth inning when he had a heated argument with plate umpire Jeremie Rehak after he struck out. Garner didn’t like the called second strike.“I just felt like that was a big pitch. My at-bat went from being 3-0 to being 2-1 against a guy that throws 100,” Gardner said. “I let my emotions get the best of me and was frustrated a little bit, and obviously, I said too much.”TRAINER’S ROOMYankees: Andujar, normally the 3B, was the DH after leaving the game Saturday night in the ninth inning when he was hit by a pitch on the right forearm. … SS Didi Gregorius, who came off the 10-day DL Friday, did not start Sunday after starting Saturday night before leaving the game in the seventh inning. Yankees manager Aaron Boone has said they plan to bring Gregorius back gradually.Mariners: Cano started at second base after leaving Saturday night’s game in the ninth when he was hit by a pitch on the left foot. … Seattle manager Scott Servais wasn’t sure when RHP Felix Hernandez will make his next start after leaving Saturday’s game in the fifth inning because of tightness in his right hamstring. “We’ll see where we slot him back in,” Servais said. “He might need an extra day. We’ll wait to pencil him in for his next start.” GO Share:last_img read more

Peneueta plays hoops for her heritage

first_img By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Follow Share: [email protected] Joshua Hart Columbian staff writer “It was just an incredible feeling of pride,” said JR, who was born and raised in American Samoa until he moved to Montana to play college football.Peneueta felt the gravity of the event immediately upon landing in Samoa, as fans flooded the airport. It was just her second time visiting the island (she was born in Vancouver), and first time since she traveled with her father to help bury her uncle when she was 5.“Being able to see the island and hang out with a bunch of other girls like me — being able to see everything and dive into the culture — it was just amazing and very eye-opening,” Peneueta said.She also knew the challenge was stiff. She was just 15 playing against grown women, many who play or have played collegiate basketball. She came off the bench her first two games, playing 29 total minutes and scoring nine points to go with six rebounds. Heritage soon-to-be junior Katie Peneueta isn’t legally allowed to drive a car yet. She turns 16 on Sunday.But there she was on July 17 in Samoa, an island country of less than 200,000 in the Pacific Ocean, in a women’s basketball championship game and starting for American Samoa. She was the youngest player on the court and yet hauled in eight rebounds and scored two points in 21 minutes to help American Samoa, a U.S. territory of 55,000, to a 2019 Pacific Games gold medal in a win over Fiji.“It was definitely really cool to be able to play for American Samoa,” Peneueta said. “Not only playing for my country and family, but I was really happy to be able to play where my dad was raised. I felt like I was really representing and making him proud.”Her father, JR, was undoubtedly a proud dad days after as he fielded a phone call from Las Vegas, the location of Peneueta’s next hoops adventure, a summer tournament with her AAU team, Nike Team NW. “I knew they were going to be more skilled and more experienced,” Peneueta said. “I was trying to keep that out of my head, but keep it in mind at the same time.”But her height — at 6-foot-2 — and tenacity on the glass and defense carved her a bigger role. She started the final three games of the tournament, averaging 11 rebounds and four points in 26 minutes per game.“I definitely did not think I was going to play as much as I did,” she said. “It took me awhile to realize that scoring is not everything. You have to find your place on different teams. … I tried to do as much as I could outside of scoring: play solid defense, be able to shut down grown women, out-hustle them.”It’s an experience that will only help Peneueta’s basketball game. She feels more confident now against girls her own age. She was home just a day before embarking to Vegas to pursuit more basketball opportunities. Follow The Columbian on Instagram By Joshua Hart, Columbian staff writer Published: July 22, 2019, 6:08pm Katie Peneueta (20) defends a shot against Paupa New Guinea at the Pacific Games this month in American Samoa. Peneuata, a junior at Vancouver’s Heritage High, helped American Samoa win the gold medal. (Courtesy of FIBA) center_img Share: That family dynamic also explains why Peneuta is considering military service when her basketball career ends, however soon or far away that is. Her grandfather served in the Navy; she’d like to serve in the Air Force.First, there’s high school and hoops. She will enter her junior year at Heritage this fall, where she’ll again be a three-sport athlete. But she shines most on the hardwood, where she was a first-team all-league player last season. After high school, she hopes to play Division I basketball, and potentially play overseas following that.“She’s very ambitious and she wants to do a lot of things,” her father says. “I pray and hope she’s able to accomplish everything shes sets out to do. We’re there every step of the way helping and supporting her however she needs.”As is the rest of her extended Samoan family. “I’ve been playing for so long, I’ve just developed a love for the sport,” she says. “I also play volleyball and throw javelin, but I always find myself missing basketball when playing those other sports. There’s something about the game that keeps me going. I love playing when I’m on the court.”Part of it surely has to do with the family support she receives. Her mother pushed her to play when she was younger, and then her older brothers helped craft her game. He grandparents came to all her games, and her “church family” was always offering support.“It’s a big part of who I am,” Peneueta says.Growing up on the island, JR knows how important the support system can be. Family values are built into the Polynesian culture, he said.“It was just a fabric of how I grew up and how I was raised,” he explained. “Even in Samoa, the rest of the girls on her team realized she was only 15 and all automatically took on the older sister role and took her under her wing.” Katie Peneueta Photo Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Heritage Timberwolves GO Tags Peneueta plays hoops for her heritage Heritage High junior helps American Samoa win Pacific Games gold medallast_img read more