LEFTIES: HarbourCats scratch Port Angeles 11-2

HarbourCats scratch Lefties, take series win

VICTORIA — Port Angeles fell to Victoria for the second time in as many nights in an 11-2 West Coast League contest Wednesday at Royal Athletic Park.

The HarbourCats took an early 3-0 lead after first inning RBI singles by Tripp Clark and Michael Crosland.

Port Angeles relievers Chaz Graham and Garrett Holpuch couldn’t find a way out of the fourth with Graham allowing three earned runs on two hits and Holpuch giving up three unearned runs on two hits.

Port Angeles’ Kole Acker came on in long relief and allowed two runs, one earned, on six hits with two strikeouts over 4.1 innings.

Isiah Waltz led off the six with a double and came home on Roberto Nunez’s ground out to put the Lefties on the board.

Chase Taylor knocked his fourth home run of the summer, a solo shot, in the top of the ninth to account for Port Angeles’ other run.

Trent Jackson went 2 for 4 to raise his season average to .330.

The Lefties (10-22) are back home to host the Bend Elks tonight through Sunday.

Carter sued for crash

ATLANTA — A woman seriously injured in the January car crash that killed Georgia offensive lineman Devin Willock and an athletics staffer has sued the school’s athletics association and former Bulldogs defensive tackle Jalen Carter for damages.

Victoria S. Bowles was riding in the backseat of the rented Ford Expedition driven by fellow UGA recruiting analyst Chandler LeCroy, who died in the Jan. 15 crash along with Willock while racing Carter at more than 104 mph following the Bulldogs’ College Football Playoff championship celebration.

Bowles’ lawsuit filed Wednesday in Gwinnett County State Court accuses the UGA Athletics Association of negligent entrustment of LeCroy and states that the association was aware that she had at least two “super speeder” violations among four speeding tickets prior to the crash.

Bowles sustained multiple serious injuries in the crash including lumbar and rib fractures, a spinal cord injury and lacerations to the kidney and liver, the lawsuit stated. The lawsuit, which includes the estate of LeCroy as a defendant, requests at least $171,595 in general damages along with punitive damages. It accuses the athletic association, LeCroy and Carter of varying degrees of negligence.

The athletic association said that while it has supported Bowles during her recovery, it disputes her lawsuit and will “vigorously” defend itself.

Peninsula Daily News and The Associated Press

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