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SPORTS RECAP: Beavers win, Ducks lose; Gatlin, Cain shine at Pre Classic; Thorns wither at home

OSU wins, UO loses

• Saturday's playoff scores in the Willamette Valley: Oregon State 3, Cal Santa Barbara 2 … Rice 1, Oregon 0.

• Oregon State is in the driver's seat with a 2-0 record in its NCAA baseball regional, while the Ducks have to go 3-0 over the next two days to advance to next week's super regional.

The Beavers scratched out a run in the top of the ninth inning Saturday night at Goss Stadium to turn back the Gauchos 3-2. The winning run came on a bunt single, a hit batter and two walks.

BARNESRyan Barnes' homer in the second inning gave Oregon State its only other lead, 1-0.

OSU moved into the 5 p.m. Sunday game slot, needing one more victory -- in that game or on Monday -- to secure a spot in a super regional next week. The Beavers' Sunday opponent will be the winner of a noon game between UCSB and Texas A&M.

• The Ducks fell to 1-1 in their regional, managing only two hits for the second day in a row as they suffered the one-run loss.

Oregon batters struck out 11 times, and the Ducks couldn't get a runner past second base. UO starter Tommy Thorpe allowed only a first-inning run in seven innings.

Freshman Cole Irvin (11-3) will start Sunday for Oregon as it takes on San Francisco at noon for the right to meet Rice at 5 p.m. The Ducks would have to win both games Sunday and beat Rice again on Monday, in order to compete in next week's super regional.

Gatlin, Cain among Pre Classic standouts

• Justin Gatlin won the 100 meters in a wind-aided 9.88 seconds Saturday afternoon at the Prefontaine Classic at Hayward Field. The 31-year-old London Olympics bronze medalist edged fellow Americans Michael Rodgers and Ryan Bailey.

Mary Cain, 17, broke the national high school record in the 800, placing fifth in 1:59.51. The old mark was 2:02.04 by Amy Weissenbach, set in 2011. Cain also broke the U.S. junior mark of 2:00.07, set by Kim Gallagher in 1982.

Other highlights included a 2013 world best in the women's 800 by Francine Niyonsaba, who won in 1:56.72, also a meet record.

Olympic champion La Shawn Merritt won the men's 400 in 44.32.

In a glittering 5,000 field, Kenya's Edwin Cheruiyot Soi prevailed in 13:04.75, nipping Olympic double gold medalist Mo Farah (13:05.88), who has been battling a stomach virus and switched to the 5K from the 10,000. Portland native Galen Rupp was sixth in the 5,000 in 13:08.69, just behind Bernard Lagat, fifth in 13:07.76.

Former Willamette University star Nick Symmonds took third in the men's 800 in 1:45.40, won by Ethiopia's Mohammed Aman in 1:44.42.

Chicago stings Thorns

• Portland's women's pro soccer team fell to 6-2-1 this season with a 2-0 loss to the Chicago Red Stars at Jeld-Wen Field.

The Thorns had won two previous meetings with the Red Stars, both 2-0.

Both teams were without some key players, who were called up for an exhibition between the U.S. and Canada in Toronto.

Sherwood claims 5A baseball title; Sheldon stops Clackamas in 6A final

• At Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer, the Sherwood Bowmen erased a 3-0 deficit with 11 runs in their final two at-bats, as they beat Bend 11-4 for the Class 5A baseball championship.

Clackamas then lost 6-5 to Sheldon in the 6A title game.

Bend (20-9) was cruising until it replaced starting pitcher Caleb Gardner in the sixth inning. Two relievers proceeded to walk seven Sherwood batters and hit another in a combined 1/3 of an inning, as Sherwood (25-6) gained both life and the lead.

Sheldon (27-5) held off a late surge by Clackamas (27-4) in the final game of the prep season. The Irish had a 6-3 lead going into the sixth inning. The Cavaliers scored twice, then threatened to tie the score in the seventh, as Austin Kelly smashed a two-out double and the next batter was intentionally walked.

But relief pitcher Mike Ralston earned the save for Sheldon with a closing strikeout.

Taylor Alie, who worked the first five innings, picked up the win.

by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JONATHAN HOUSE - Clackamas High baseball players console themselves after Saturday's 6-5 loss to Sheldon in the Class 6A championship game at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer.Kelly was Clackamas' player of the game, going all six innings on the mound and batting 2 for 4 with two RBIs. The University of Portland-bound Kelly, a senior, allowed six runs, two earned, with six strikeouts and four walks. He had two wild pitches and a throwing error, though, which enabled Sheldon to take a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning.

North Medford repeats in 6A softball

• North Medford High won its third softball title in five years, nipping Glencoe 2-1 in eight innings of the Class 6A final at the OSU Softball Complex in Corvallis.

Glencoe (28-2) took a 1-0 lead in the top of the seventh, but North Medford (29-2) answered.

The teams had played early in the season, with Glencoe winning 4-3. In the rematch, North Medford pitcher Maryssa Becker, a senior who is bound for Louisville, held the Crimson Tide hitless and struck out 13 batters without a walk.

Becker hit Glencoe leadoff batter Macy Besuyen with a pitch in the seventh, though, and after a sacrifice and passed ball, Besuyen was on third base. She scored on a ground out to first base.

North Medford tied the score with a bloop single and RBI double by Alexis Barkwell.

In the eighth, North Medford took advantage of a muffed throw by Glencoe's infield that gave the Black Tornado a runner on first. A passed ball and wild pitch moved the runner to third, and North Medford then won on a single with no outs.

Husky softball loses at CWS

• No. 11-ranked Washington lost 1-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning to No. 7 Tennessee in a Saturday game at the NCAA softball College World Series in Oklahoma City.

The Huskies (44-16) remain alive in the eight-team, double-elimination tournament. They will play Michigan at 12:30 p.m. PT Sunday (ESPN). The Wolverines beat Arizona State 2-0 Saturday night.

UW had won six in a row and 10 of its last 11 games, but the Huskies managed only a pair of singles against Volunteers ace Ellen Renfro, who struck out 10 without a walk.

Kaitlin Inglesby, Washington's pitcher from Central Catholic High, went the distance on the mound, scattering nine hits, the last of which was a two-out single to center that scored the winning run from third base.

Inglesby had three strikeouts and six walks, and the Vols left 15 runners on base. All three of her strikeouts ended innings, and two of them came with the bases loaded.

Timbers U-23s draw on road

• The Portland Timbers U-23s tied the Kitsap Pumas 0-0 Saturday night at Gordon Field in Bremerton, Wash.

Portland is 4-0-1 in the Premier Development League and remains first in the Northwest Division. The squad hasn't allowed a goal in 292 consecutive minutes.

Kitsap is 1-2-3.

Portland's next game is 7 p.m. Wednesday against the Washington Crossfire at Redmond (Wash.) High.

Timbers Reserves rally for tie

• Three second-half goals gave the Portland Timbers Reserves a 4-4 draw with VSI Tampba Bay FC of USL Pro in a Saturday night match at Plant City (Fla.) Stadium.

The Portland team (3-1-2) got early second-half goals from Sebastian Rincon and Jose Valencia, and Sal Zizzo then tallied the equalizer on a penalty kick in the 68th minute, after a foul on Valencia.

VSI Tampa Bay is 5-3-1.

Michael Nanchoff got Portland's other goal, and Jake Gleeson went the distance in goal.

The Timbers Reserves' next outing will be July 14 at Jeld-Wen Field against the Los Angeles Galaxy Reserves.

Elsewhere

• Boston center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (tight left groin) sat out his second game in a row Saturday. The Red Sox beat rival New York 11-1 at Yankee Stadium to square their weekend series at 1-1. The final game is 5 p.m. PT Sunday (ESPN).

• Gigi Stoll, Beaverton High star and 2012 Oregon Class 6A prep golf champion, was tied for second in the girls 16=18 division after Saturday's first round of the Pacific Northwest Junior PGA Championship at Tumwater Valley Golf Club.

Stoll and two players from Washington shot 1-over-par 73s. The trio trails Alivia Brown, a Washington State commit from Bellarmine Prep who carded a 71.

The final round is Sunday.