Take it from twitter: Ws all around the NW
It was a big weekend for northwest sports and northwest sports broadcasters. Let's get up to date on all the victories and also what twitter had to say about these big winners.
Plus, we've got the top sports topics that were trending on social media from over the weekend.
OSU is heading to Omaha
It was a come-from-behind victory on Saturday. No. 3 seed Oregon State’s catcher Adley Rutschman's two-run single with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth inning helped the Beavers take a 6-3 victory over No. 14 Minnesota.
With the victory OSU won the Corvallis Super Regional on Saturday night and now heads to the College World Series.
Oregon State will play North Carolina in its opening CWS game next weekend in Omaha. A big congrats to the Beavs for OSU’s seventh appearance in the College World Series.
Blazer5 Gaming takes home THE TURN tournament
Over the weekend, Blazer5 Gaming was crowned “THE TURN” tournament champions as the team continues to roll in the inaugural season of the NBA2K League.
Blazer5 Gaming beat Celtics Gaming 92-78 in the Title Game of THE TURN.
Find the top highlights from the championship game [RIGHT HERE].
You can also find more on Blazer5 Gaming on its official twitter page, @blazer5gaming.
Kevin Calabro wins NW Emmy
A big congratulations is in order!!! Trail Blazers TV play-by-play announcer Kevin Calabro won a regional Emmy Award for “Sports Play-by-Play” on Saturday evening.
Blazers TV producer Dan Hyatt tweeted out this shot of Calabro proudly displaying his Emmy.
The Northwest Emmy’s are held in Seattle every June. The event is put on by the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Calabro was nominated among play-by-play broadcasters David Sims for the Seattle Mariners, Jake Zivin of the Portland Timbers, Keith Costigan with the Seattle Sounders, and Tom Glasgow of ROOT Sports.
The entire Trail Blazers broadcasting crew was also nominated for the “Sports Event/Game Live/Unedited Program” NW Emmy.
Kevin Love says he wants to stay in Cleveland
There as been so much talk surrounding Kevin Love and whether or not he wants to remain with the Cavs.
Sounds like even if King James moves on from Cleveland, Love would like to stay put.
Love told Matthew Florjancic of WKYC, "I like to be here. I've always said that. Always wanted to win here."
The Lake Oswego star was then asked if LeBron does leave, would that change your thoughts on staying with the Cavs organization.
Love answered "Obviously, I'd love to play with LeBron the rest of my career, but that will be a choice that he makes."
The 29-year-old power forward is owed $24 million next season and has a player option for 2019-20 worth about $25.5 million.
USC Women's Track and Field impresses all
This is pretty tremendous…
The women's track team from USC pulled off an incredible feat with a comeback win to take the track title by one point after an unbelievable relay race.
Entering the 4x400 relay at Saturday's NCAA track and field championships, the Trojans had to win the race in order to capture the championship in order to receive 10 points and take home first place. Entering the race, Georgia sat in first place with 52 points and Stanford in second with 51.
Heading into the final turn, USC's Kendall Ellis was in third place. Yet, Ellis was able to win with a photo finish. Her closing leg time was 50.05.
Don’t believe us? Check out the video.
OSU Football bringing in the recruits
Sunday was a big day for the Oregon State Beavers football team! OSU had three commitments to start the day, but by Sunday evening, that number had more than doubled.
On social media, committed players love to show where they are heading to play. The Beavs added four-star defensive lineman Omar Speights.
Plus, junior college wide receiver Trevon Clark is now added to the list and two three-star linebackers Michael Erhart and Ryan Franke both made their announcements on twitter at the exact same time.
Angie Machado of BeaverBlitz.com is making sure everyone knows that first year-head coach, and former Beav, Jonathon Smith is “making things happen in Corvallis.”