July 14, 2013 in Sports

Blog matters

 

Cougars

Christian Caple

With Washington State set to lose both of its scholarship kickers after the 2013 season – Andrew Furney and Mike Bowlin are both seniors – it stands to reason that coach Mike Leach might want to offer a kicker a spot in his 2014 recruiting class.

And as recruiting maven Braulio Perez reported Sunday, Tristan Vizcaino, a kicker from La Verne, Calif., has given an oral commitment to sign with WSU. That’s now eight known commitments in WSU’s 2014 class, according to Scout.com.

Vizcaino is listed at 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds. Here are some highlights of him kicking, as well as some additional analysis from CougCenter.

Christian Caple’s blog

posts can be found at www.spokesman.com/ blogs/sportslink.

Follow him on twitter @SRChristian

Indians

Chris Derrick

The Spokane Indians had their three-game winning streak snapped Thursday night with a 9-1 loss at Salem-Keizer. The Indians issued 13 walks, including five during the Volcanoes’ six-run fourth inning. Spokane starter Kelvin Vasquez (0-2) issued seven walks in three innings. The final game of the five-game series is Sunday night. Spokane’s next home game is Monday against the Tri-City Dust Devils.

Chris Derrick’s blog

posts can be found at www.spokesman.com/ blogs/sportslink.

Follow him on twitter @SRChrisDerrick

Shock

Jim Meehan

It looked like a repeat of the first meeting for a while, but Spokane found its stride late in the first half and rallied for a 63-49 road win over Tampa Bay on July 6.

Erik Meyer tossed seven touchdown passes … as Spokane avenged a 70-62 loss to the Storm in April.

The Shock trailed by 14 when Erik Meyer fired a touchdown pass to Brandon Thompkins – one of their five scoring connections – on the final play of the second quarter. Spokane carried the momentum into the second half, outscoring Tampa Bay 35-14.

“We fought through adversity,” Meyer said in a postgame radio interview. “We found a way to win. We pretty much controlled the second half.”

Jim Meehan’s blog

posts can be found at www.spokesman.com/ blogs/sportslink.

Follow him on twitter @SRJimM

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