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FRIDAY COLLEGE RESULTS/Oregon bounces back in softball; Pacific upends UP in men's tennis

BASEBALL

Oregon State 5, Washington 2

At Seattle

The Beavers had 15 hits to square their road series and set up a rubber match at 2 p.m. Saturday.

No. 1 OSU, 29-2 overall and 13-1 in the Pac-12, was coming off a 3-2 Thursday night loss in which the Beavers stranded 12 runners. The loss snapped a school-record 23-game win streak.

OSU took the lead for good Friday right away, scoring in the first inning, as the Beavers had done the previous evening. It was Trevor Larnach with the RBI hit again for Oregon State.

But this time, Oregon State was able to convert a bit better, barely.

In the fourth, the Beavers went up 3-0, using RBI singles from Jack Anderson and Michael Gretler. UW got a run in the fifth, but Cadyn Grenier's fly ball to right scored KJ Harrison from third in the seventh for Oregon State.

In the eighth, freshman catcher Adley Rutschman doubled home Gretler for a 5-1 edge.

OSu starter Bryce Fehmel worked 6 2/3 innings, allowing six hits, two walks and one run, with five strikeouts.

Washington got a run off the OSU bullpen in the eighth, but Mitch Hickey struck out two batters to quell the threat.

Oregon State still left 12 men on base, including three in the ninth.

The Huskies fell to 20-13 overall and 7-4 in the conference.

Arizona 5, Oregon 4

At Tucson, Arizona

The seventh-ranked Wildcats made amends for a Thursday loss.

Arizona had two runs in the first and three in the fifth, then wound up holding on late in the game.

Oregon dropped to 23-9 for the year, 6-5 in the Pac-12.

UA is 25-9, 8-6.

The Ducks, ranked No. 22 by Baseball America, had won the series opener 8-4 Thursday. The finale is noon Saturday.

The Ducks rallied from a 5-0 deficit with a three-run seventh, keyed by Morgan McCullough's RBI double.

They pulled within one run with one out in the ninth, with Kyle Kasser hit by a pitch and scoring when the next batter, Jake Bennett, doubled to center.

But, despite another hit batter (Spencer Steer), the Wildcats survived, getting the last two outs on a fly to right and grounder to third that stranded the ru

San Francisco 12, Portland 2

At San Francisco

The host Dons took a 2-0 lead in the three-game series, plating four in the third inning and six in the sixth.

Cody Hawken hit a two-run home run for the Pilots.

USF improved to 18-17 overall and 5-19 in the West Coast Conference, while UP fell to 7-27-1, 3-11 WCC.

Northwest Nazarene 8, Concordia 1

Northwest Nazarene 7, Concordia 2

At Nampa, Idaho

Tanner Williams of Concordia homered in the fifth inning of the opener, but the Cavaliers were out-hit 13-8, and never led.

The host Crusaders took command in Game 2 with six runs in the third inning, which gave them a 6-1 lead.

The teams will play two more games on Saturday, starting at 1 p.m.

Concordia is 8-28 overall and 6-20 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Northwest Nazarene is18-18, 16-10.

Willamette 4, Lewis & Clark 3

At Salem

The Bearcats tied the score with three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, then won it in the ninth.

In the sixth, Perry Van Eckhardt led off with a single, and the next batter, designated hitter Mason Fessler, hit a home run. Two batters later, Connor Bailey tripled and scored on a throwing error by the shorstop.

The winning run came after two singles and a walk, as Fessler hit a one-out sacrifice fly to center field.

Willamette improved to 24-12 overall and 16-6 in the Northwest Conference.

L&C dropped to 7-29, 5-17 NWC.

The three-game series concludes with a noon Saturday doubleheader.

SOFTBALL

Oregon 4, Washington 1

At Jane Sanders Stadium

Megan Kleist's complete game helped lead Oregon to a series-evening victory at home Friday night.

The 12th-ranked Huskies, looking to go up 2-0 in the series, took a 1-0 lead in the opening frame.

No. 4 Oregon went up 3-1 in the third on three hits and an error.

Some small ball and aggressive base running helped the Ducks again in the fifth, when Oregon pushed its advantage to 4-1.

Kleist issued no walks and struck out five batters.

The Ducks improved to 37-3, 10-3 Pac-12.

The Huskies fell to 30-10, 7-7.

The finale is noon Saturday in Eugene.

UCLA 7, Oregon State 5

At OSU Softball Complex

The Beavers still have a chance for their first series victory over the Bruins, but it will come down to Saturday's 2 p.m. game in Corvallis.

UCLA bounced back from an 8-0 loss to OSU on Thursday, holding off a home team that loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh, after scoring twice in the sixth.

Alysha Everett led Oregon State with three RBIs.

UCLA had 11 hits to OSU's nine.

The Beavers' Nerissa Eason (8-11) gave up seven hits and five runs, four earned, in three innings.

OSU fell to 20-18 for the season, 3-8 in the Pac-12. UCLA, ranked eighth in NCAA Division I, is 29-11, 5-6.

Weber State 13, Portland State 0 (5 innings)

Weber State 6, Portland State 1

At Ogden, Utah

The Vikings were out-hit 14-5 in the opener and 11-4 in the nightcap.

PSU fell to 6-27 overall and 4-7 in the Big Sky, while the Wildcats climbed to 23-13, 7-3.

Western Oregon 6, Concordia 1

Western Oregon 10, Concordia 1

At Porter Park

With a sweep on the second day, the visiting Wolves took the four-game series 3-1.

The Cavaliers were within 3-1 through four innings of the opener, then gave up one run in the fifth and two in the sixth.

Kelsie Merritt drove in the Cavs' run in Game 1.

McKenzie Smith had an RBI single in the sixth of Game 2 for the Cavaliers.

Concordia fell to 6-13 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference and 14-24 overall, while WOU went to 5-8, 18-16.

WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS

Oregon State, trying to qualify for the Super Six finals for the first time since 1996, bowed out of the NCAA championships at St. Louis, Missouri, finishing sixth out of six teams in one of two semifinal competitions.

TRACK AND FIELD

Oregon's Kyree King won the 100 and 200 in 10.27 and 20.78, while Ducks freshman Katie Rainsberger captured the 1,500 in an NCAA-leading 4:13.25 at the Mt. Sac Relays in Torrance, California.

• Ta'mara Richey, a Portland State junior from Federal Way, Washington, took the Big Sky season lead in the triple jump, going a personal-best 40 feet, 11 1/2 inches on her first attempt at the Texas Invitational at Austin.

MEN'S GOLF

Oregon State tied for second in the El Macero Invitational at Davis, Calif. The Beavers, who led through Thursday's opening two rounds, finished at 31-over-par 895, trailing Seattle (894) and matching Fresno State. UC Davis was fourth at 899 out of 14 teams.

OSU senior Kevin Murphy took fourth, firing a 3-under 69 Friday for a 3-over 219 total and his eighth career top-10.

MEN'S TENNIS

Pacific 4, Portland 3

At Stockton, California

The host Tigers derailed the Pilots' West Coast Conference championship hopes, overcoming UP's point in doubles.

Miguel Diaz of Pacific upset No. 124 Michail Pervolarakis 75, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, and Pacific also won at Nos. 2 and 3 against Mathieu and Pierre Garcia of Portland.

The Pilots missed the services of sophomore Felix Fan, who is 13-1 in singles but couldn't play because of a concussion.

The Pilots, who entered the week ranked 43rd in the nation, fell to 15-2 overall and 5-1 in the WCC.

Pacific is 9-14, 3-5 WCC.

California 4, Oregon 3

At Student Tennis Center

The match came down to a battle between No. 1 singles Thomas Laurent of Oregon, ranked 26th in the nation, against No. 15 Florian Lakat, and Lakat prevailed 6-5, 5-7, 6-4.

The 12th-ranked Bears took the doubles point, but 23rd-ranked UO won at Nos. 3, 5 and 6 singles.

Oregon slipped to 16-5 overall and 2-3 in the Pac-12.

Cal hiked its record to 16-6 for the season and 3-1 in the conference.

WOMEN'S TENNIS

Portland 4, Pacific 1

At Louisiana-Pacific Tennis Center

The Pilots dominated in doubles and continued their momentum for a victory that evened their West Coast Conference record at 3-3. UP is 7-9 overall.

The Tigers fell to 0-6 WCC, 5-12 overall.

Portland's No. 1 singles player, Jelena Lukic, won 6-4, 6-1, and victories at Nos. 3 and 4 clinched the match.

Oregon 4, Utah 0

The No. 42 Ducks improved to 12-9 overall, 5-4 in the Pac-12, while the Utes dropped to 8-9, 2-7.

Lewis & Clark 9, George Fox 0

At L&C Tennis Dome

The Pioneers won their fourth match in a row and notched their sixth sweep.

L&C, which is ranked 29th in NCAA Division III, improved to 9-2 in the Northwest Conference, good for third place, one game behind Linfield and two behind Whitman.

WOMEN'S LACROSSE

Stanford 17, Oregon 13

At Stanford, California

At the half, Oregon led 10-5, but Stanford rallied with four unanswered goals in the first 3:40 of the second half.

Mariah Gatti led UO with four goals.

The Ducks fell to 7-7 overall, 3-3 in conference play.

The Cardinal are 9-4, 4-1.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL

Stanford 5, Oregon 0

Boise State 4, Oregon 1

At Stanford, California

Stanford improved to 11-4 with its sweep of the Ducks. The only Oregon team to force a third set, No. 2 Taylor Agost and August Raskie, dropped the third set 15-10 after winning the first 27-25 and losing the second 21-9.

In Oregon's second match of the day, Boise State improved to 5-2 and the Ducks fell to 2-5.