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Oh boy, big Saturday on tap today. Fútbol, football, roller derby and racing. Saint Martin’s hosts a GNAC soccer doubleheader, the Evergreen men’s soccer team tries to sweep the weekend, a really interesting football game between River Ridge and Ridgefield, always exciting roller derby action from the M.I.A. Derby Girls and racing at South Sound Speedway.
Saint Martin’s vs. Sioux Falls – SMU Soccer Field – 1:00 PM
Evergreen vs. Oregon Institute of Technology – Evergreen Pitch – 1:00 PM
Saint Martin’s vs. Western Washington – SMU Soccer Field – 3:30 PM
M.I.A. Derby Girls vs. Jet City Bombers – South Sound Sports Center – 6:00 PM
Vintage Modified, FSCRA, Mini Stocks, Bumblebees and Bump To Pass – South Sound Speedway – 6:30 PM
High school football
River Ridge Hawks vs. Ridgefield Spudders – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM
Bonus 4 year-old daughter pick: Hawks
“They’ll eat the potatoes.”
UPDATE: Men’s rugby
Budd Bay Buffaloes vs. ORSU – Rainier Vista Park – 1:00 PM
Game one pits the #3 seed West Olympia Linx against the #2 seed Lacey Saints. The Saints were solidly on top of the PSCL standings but were swept by the Olympia Athletics in the last week of play and were just 2-6 over their last eight games. On the other hand, the Linx went 5-3 over their last eight games including a 1-0 11th inning win over the Nisqually Silvers last night. The Saints and Linx met six times this season with the Saints taking the season series 4-2. First pitch at the RAC is at 11:00 AM.
The #1 seed Olympia Athletics get their playoff run underway at 2:00 PM at the RAC against the Hawks Prairie Cardinals. The A’s and Cardinals have met six times this season with the A’s taking four games with one of the Cardinals wins came from an 8-8 tie where the win was awarded to the Cards based on tiebreaker rules. The A’s come into the playoffs red hot winning nine of the last ten games.
The first elimination game gets underway at the RAC at 5:00 and pits the tough luck first round loser Nisqually Silvers against the Tumwater Brewers. The two teams just wrapped up the “Mohawk Series” with the Silvers taking two of three from the Brewers and resulting in a new hairdo for Brewers head coach Abe Lupkin.
And finally, the day wraps up with the second elimination game at 7:45 between the loser of the Linx/Saints game and the loser of the A’s/Cardinals game.
Also on the docket today, the MIA Derby Girls host their third bout in their short existence. They will take on The Vodun at South Sound Sports Center in Tumwater at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $15 at the door.
Last, but not least, the racing season continues at South Sound Speedway with legends, street stocks, bump to pass, outlaw compacts and baby grands. Tickets are $14 for adults with qualifying beginning at 5:00 PM and racing starting at 6:30.
Oly Rollers Cosa Nostra Donnas 237, Tampa Bay Derby Darlins 43
Last night: M.I.A. Derby Girls 199, Coffin County Slaughter Kittens 49
Puget Sound Collegiate League baseball
Olympia Athletics 7, Hawks Prairie Cardinals 4
Tumwater Brewers 3, Nisqually Silvers 1
Dane Cheatly drove in three runs and Drew Fosnes went 2-for-3 with two runs scored an RBI to lead the Olympia A’s to a 7-4 win over the Hawks Prairie Cardinals. Ryan Smith struck out 12 batters in seven innings to earn the win. Chandler Tracy went 3-for-4 for the Cardinals in the loss.
Kyle Doucette and Tyler Grant each drove in a run for the Tumwater Brewers and five pitchers combined to hold the Nisqually Silvers to one run in the Brewers’ 3-1 victory. Ryan Taylor pitched five innings and gave up just two earned runs but was saddled with the loss for the Silvers. Devin Smith got the win and Kegan Duz-Agular worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning to pick up the save for the Brewers.
Good morning Olympia. Big sports day in the South Sound and it all kicks off with the season openers for the Puget Sound Collegiate League. The PSCL is a developmental wood bat baseball league featuring six teams and one traveling all-star team comprised of college baseball players from around the Northwest. In it’s third year, the league plays the majority of their games at the RAC and a handful of games at Saint Martin’s over the next two months. Today, the season gets underway at noon with a game between the Olympia Athletics and the West Olympia Lynx. At 5:00, the Nisqually Silvers take on the Hawks Prairie Cardinals and the Lacey Saints play the Tumwater Brewers at 7:30. Triple-header in Lacey!
The junior version of American soccer’s biggest and most bitter rivalry invades Tumwater this evening when the Sounders U23s host the Portland Timbers U23s at Tumwater Stadium. The Sounders are 2-1-3 on the season and are in fourth place in the Premier Development League’s Northwest Division behind Washington Crossfire, the Kitsap Pumas and the first place and undefeated Timbers U23s. Portland is coming off a 2:1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps U23s yesterday afternoon in Portland. Tickets are still available at the gates for $10. Fist kick is at 6:00 PM. For more, read the Oly Sports series on the game here, here and here.
Tumwater also plays host to a brand new roller derby team tonight at Tumwater Indoor Sports. The M.I.A. Derby Girls host the Coffin County Slaughter Kittens of Kelso in just their second event. Doors open at 5:30 and the bout gets underway at 6:30. Tickets are $15 at the door and bring you ID for the beer garden, a feature of the M.I.A Derby Girls bouts that no other local roller derby team can offer.
The Olympia Library hosts author Buzz Bissinger tonight at 7:30. Bissinger is probably most famous for his book Friday Night Lights, the story of football in small town Texas that has been adapted for a movie and television series (though he has reservations about both). He has also authored Three Nights in August, a book about a three game series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs and co-authored Shooting Stars with Lebron James. Bissinger is in town promoting his new book, Father’s Day and is an interesting, opinionated, noted crank and his talk tonight should not be missed.
And finally, for all you motorheads, racing season continues at South Sound Speedway. Tonight, the 3/8th oval hosts mini stocks, street stocks, legends and the always popular and my personal favorite, bump to pass. Racing starts at 6:30 and tickets are just $12 for adults.