OSU claims UCLA series; Ducks lose fifth in a row
Oregon State 2, UCLA 1
At Los Angeles
The Beavers, who have won their share of close games this season, pulled through again Sunday to claim the Bruins series 2 games to 1.
Michael Gretler's ninth-inning RBI single scored Adley Rutschman with the go-ahead run. Rutschman had drawn a leadoff walk and advanced to second on a passed ball
at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
In the bottom of the ninth, UCLA loaded the bases with two out. But reliever Brandon Eisert from Aloha High fanned pinch-hitter Jeremy Ydens for his first save.
Jake Thompson scattered three hits and gave up one run in seven innings, striking out three. UCLA did not have a runner in scoring position until the seventh.
Oregon State (32-3, 16-2.
Fresham Mitchell Verburg (1-0) from Lake Oswego High worked an inning and got his first career victory.
OSU improved to 32-3, 16-2 in the Pac-12, while the Bruins fell to 18-18, 10-8.
Stanford 10 Oregon 4
At PK Park
The Ducks' fifth loss in a row came despite 10 Oregon hits — as Stanford had 17 and completed a three-game sweep.
The Ducks fell to 23-13, 6-9 Pac-12. Stanford is 23-12, 8-7.
Shortstop Kyle Kasser had three hits the Ducks, who gave up three runs in the first and never caught up.
UO starter Isaiah Carranza (2-2) allowed four runs in 1 2/3 innings. Relievers Cole Stringer, Cooper Stiles and Kenyon Yovan each gave up two runs, with freshman Yovan from Westview High allowing an earned run for the first time this season.
Stanford was 10 of 19 with eight RBIs while batting with two out.
Gonzaga 3, Portland 2
At Joe Etzel Field
The visiting Zags took the lead for good in the top of the eighth inning, when UP catcher Tate Budnick's two-out throw to second to pick off a runner hit the bag and caromed into center field.
Portland's Kevin Baker went seven innings, striking out eight with no walks. He allowed two runs on five hits.
Jordan Horak (1-7), who worked two innings in relief, took the loss.
The Pilots (8-30-1, 4-14 West Coast Conference) got a runner on base in every inning except one, and finished with 11 hits to Gonzaga's seven. Matt Kelly, Kevin Wade and Beau Brundage each had two hits for UP.
Gonzaga, which swept the three-game series, is 24-14,14-4 WCC.
Oregon 4, Arizona 3
At Tucson, Arizona
No. 6 Oregon handed No. 2/3 Arizona its first home loss of the season and averted a three-game sweep.
Nikki Udria and Lauren Lindvall each had a solo home run in the sixth inning, and Shannon Rhodes had a solo HR in the second for the Ducks (38-6, 11-6 Pac-12).
The Wildcats (45-4, 15-3) led in hits 6-5 and were ahead 3-2 after five innings.
making her second start against the potent Arizona lineup, was once again fantastic. After allowing just two runs (one earned) in a 2-0 loss on Friday, UO's Megan Kleist (14-3) went all the way, allowing three walks with three strikeouts.
Udria has reached base safely in 38 consecutive games.
Stanford 8, Oregon State 6 (8 innings)
At OSU Softball Complex
The Beavers led 5-0 after a two-run home run by Alysha Everett in the second inning, but Stanford rallied for its first win in the three-game series — and its first conference victory this season.
McKenna Arriola had three hits for OSU. Everett and Natalie Hampton each had two RBIs.
Oregon State slipped to 24-19, 6-9 Pac-12. Stanford is 18-24, 1-14.
Portland State 2, Montana 1
At Gordon Faber Recreation Complex
Sophomore right-hander Alyssa Burk (3-12) helped the Vikings win for the first time in eight games. She gave up an unearned run in the first and allowed five hits and four walks, with nine strikeouts.
Montana was 1 for 12 with runners on base and 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position.
In the PSU second, Korina Krueg led off with a walk and scored from first base on a throwing error on a sacrifice bunt by Kaela Morrow, who went to third on the play. With one out, Riley Casper singled to socre Morrow.
The Viks improved to 7-31 overall and 5-10 in the Big Sky, while UM fell to 26-20, 11-4, a half-game behind first-place Weber State.
Western Washington 6, Concordia 4
Western Washington 12, Concordia 4
At Bellingham, Washington
Concordia fell to 16-27, 8-16 Great Northwest Athletic Conference.
The Cavaliers tied the opener 3-3 with a three-run fifth.
The Vikings (24-17, 13-9 GNAC) broke open the second game with an eight-run third inning.
Oregon 19, Saint Mary's 11
At Pape' Field
The Ducks posted a season high for goals on Senior Day, with four players getting three or more.
Oregon (9-7, 5-3), who closed the regular season in fourth place in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.
The Ducks will open the MPSF Tournament in Los Angeles at 4 p.m. Thursday as the No. 4 seed, and will face San Diego State in the first round.
Sophomore Shannon Williams had four goals on Sunday, which gave her a school-record 47 this season.
Saint Mary's dropped to 1-13, 0-8.
Lewis & Clark took fifth in the NWC championships at Tacoma (Wash.) Country & Golf Club, with senior Drew Groshong placing third and Pioneers teammate Robert Wang, a sophomore, two strokes behind Groshong for fourth.
Whitworth won the team championship, and Mitchell Baldridge of Pacific Lutheran claimed the individual title in a one-hole playoff.
Portland State took third in the Big Sky championships at Boulder City, Nevada.
Sacramento State won the title in a playoff after tying Idaho at 900 through 54 holes at Boulder Creek Golf Club. Replaying the 18th hole, the Hornets shot even par, while Idaho finished at 2-over. Sac State advanced to the NCAA West Regional.
PSU (920) edged fourth-place Northern Arizona by one stroke, and Northern Colorado was fifth at 922.
NAU's Sofia Anokhina won the individual title, shooting a final-round 75 for a 2-over 218 total. Sophie Hausmann and Clara Moyana of Idaho tied for second at 221. Vikings Tara Finigan and Krissy Peterson tied for fifth at 226.
• Lewis & Clark was second in the NWC championships at Tacoma (Wash.) Country & Golf Club. George Fox won, with its Rachel Drgastin taking the individual crown.
For L&C, Annie McCutchan was tied for seventh, and Sofia Vigil took 14th.
Lewis & Clark lost 5-1 to Whitman in the finals of The doubles team of Gordon Barrows and Brenden Barrows won 8-6, as the Pios finished their season at 14-5.