Y’know what they say about rising to the level of your competition? Sometimes it works. So many times last winter the people of the Northwest were treated to Blazer wins over top-tier opponents (the Heat, the Spurs) despite struggling with the likes of the Wizards, the Hornets, etc. In a similar way, the late-arriving, but faithful crowd at PK Park was treated to a beaut of a battle between Stanford’s twice All-American Mark Appel and the lefty from Vancouver, Wash., Tommy Thorpe.
Images copyright Gary Breedlove for EDN.