TUESDAY UPDATE: Search called off for Colville man swimming under Palouse Falls, Mariners lose big, Cougars improve to 12-0
Isaac Engell was swept under by current…
Sad news coming from the Palouse,
Authorities have called off the search for a Colville man who disappeared beneath the Palouse Falls on Saturday. Isaac Engell, 23, and two friends were swimming in the pool under the scenic waterfall before the current sucked Engell and one of his friends underwater.
Franklin County responders searched for two days but could not find Engell.
The friend made it to the shore, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said. The Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission closed Palouse Falls State Park while the Franklin County Sheriff’s office and other agencies conducted a search effort for Engell.
The Sheriff’s office said the 23-year-old Spokane-area man was swimming with two others in the water below the falls when the current pulled him under the water, and he never resurfaced.
The park is still closed. Click here for the full story.
Sounders pick up first win of season
Gustav Svensson scored a majestic long-distance goal in the 23rd minute, Will Bruin scored a second just two minutes later and Jordy Delem scored his first MLS goal at the death, pacing the Seattle Sounders to their first win of their MLS season in a 3-1 victory over visiting Minnesota United at CenturyLink Field on Sunday.
Christian Ramirez netted midway through the second half to make things interesting, but the Sounders would hold them off the scoresheet until Delem put the nail in the coffin with the late finish.
It was the second straight positive result for the Sounders following their 0-3-0 start to the season coming off their 2-2 road draw at Sporting Kansas City last weekend. Click here for full story.
White Sox thump Mariners
Seven games and 12 days had passed since the last White Sox win. During that slide, weather cancelled three contests and opponents outscored Chicago 61-16.
Monday’s opener against the Mariners was different, though.
The White Sox jumped all over Mike Leake for seven consecutive hits to open the game — becoming the first team to accomplish such a feat since the Rockies on Sept. 17, 2014 — and chased him after just 3 1/3 innings en route to a 10-4 romp of Seattle.
Mariners Catcher Mike Zunino had two hits and drove in two runs in the game. He had a home run in the fifth inning.
The Mariners fell to 11-10 on the season, and will play at Chicago again at 2 p.m. tomorrow.
Chewelah softball improves to 12-0
Chewelah traveled to Omak on Saturday and came away with a nonleague doubleheader sweep by a combined score of 25-2. The Cougars improved to 12-0 on the season.
In the first game, Chewelah scored in every inning, including a five-run rally in the second stanza for a 13-1 victory. The Cougars knocked out 11 hits and Omak committed eight errors.
Larissa Sweat came in the second inning and pitched the final five innings to hold Omak to just one hit. Starting pitcher Jaelynn Skok still used her bat and went 3-for-4 with two RBI.
Jamie Eide and Kennedy Robison also had two hits and had a double apiece.
In the second game, Chewelah collected 17 hits and defeated Omak 12-1. Jamie Eide went 3-for-5 with three RBI. Omak committed seven errors in the game.
Larissa Sweat pitched the first three innings then Abby Fuller finished the game out. Omak could muster just one hit against the two.
Zandra Nelson, Kennedy Robison, Krislyn Koler, Jessica Eide and Bailey Smith each had two hits in the contest. Both Eides, Fuller and Smith notched doubles.
It was the seventh game of the year the the Cougars have scored in double digits. They’ll play at Freeman on Tuesday. Chewelah baseball is hosting league rival Colville at 4:30 p.m.