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FRIDAY COLLEGE RESULTS/Devon Allen runs Oregon Twilight; Beavers softball team hands Utah its fifth Pac-12 loss

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Oregon State 8, California 0

At Goss Stadium

The Beavers built an 8-0 lead after four innings against the visiting Bears.

Top-ranked Oregon State improved to 36-4 overall, 18-3 in the Pac-12. The Beavers lead second-place Stanford by 5 1/2 games. Their magic number to clinch the conference title is four.

Luke Heimlich (7-1) struck out 12 and scattered seven hits over eight innings for the pitching win.

Adley Rutschman went 2 for 4 with three RBIs. He hit a two-run double in a four-run third inning as OSU went ahead 6-0.

Michael Gretler was 3 for 4 with a run and RBI for the Beavers, and Nick Madrigal was 3 for 5 with a run and RBI.

The three-game series with Cal continues at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Corvallis.

Oregon at Washington State, postponed

At Pullman, Washington

The Ducks and Cougars will play a 1 p.m. Saturday doubleheader after rain washed out Friday's scheduled game

SOFTBALL

Oregon State 5, Utah 0

At OSU Softball Complex

Senior Taylor Cotton came within one out of pitching a no-hitter as the Beavers beat the No. 10/11-ranked Utes. Cotton improved to 12-7 with her seventh shutout of the season.

She struck out one and walked five, pitching out of a bases-loaded jam in the first inning.

Oregon State improved to 26-22, 7-12 in Pac-12 play. Utah fell to 32-10 and 14-5.

Alysha Everett and Lovie Lopez hit run-scoring doubles with two out to highlight a four-run fifth inning for the Beavers. Everett, Lopez, Shelby Weeks and Jessica Garcia each had two of OSU's 10 hits.

Sacramento State 3, Portland State 1

Portland State 2, Sacramento State 1

At Gordon Faber Recreation Complex

A doubleheader split with the visiting Hornets eliminated the Vikings from contention for the Big Sky tournament.

Portland State was 1 for 14 with runners in scoring position over the two games, stranding 12 base runners.

The Vikings are 9-35, 7-13 in the Big Sky. They conclude their season with one game at noon on Saturday against visiting Sacramento State (19-26-1, 9-10 Big Sky).

Portland State won Friday's second game 2-1, scoring once in the second inning on a Jenna Stanford RBI single and once in the third on a Shae Nelson RBI groundout.

Vikings sophomore pitcher Alyssa Burke (5-15) allowed four earned runs over two complete games. She struck out eight and gave up eight hits over 14 innings in the twinbill.

TRACK AND FIELD

Oregon Twilight Meet

At Hayward Field

Former Oregon hurdler Devon Allen placed second in his professional debut as part of Friday's Oregon Twilight meet at Hayward Field.

Johnathan Cabral, Allen's training partner and former Oregon teammate, won the men's 110-meter hurdles (13.55 seconds) to Allen's (13.59). It was Allen's first race since undergoing his second major knee surgery seven months ago and retiring from college football.

Former Ducks three-time NCAA champion Jenna Prandini set a Twilight Meet record in the women's 100 (11.29).

Among current Ducks, the throwers had a good day. Cody Danielson won the men's javelin (238 feet, 10 inches), Cullen Prena the men's hammer (208-5), Kiana Phelps the women's discus (165-5) and Maddie Rabing the women's hammer (176-0).

Oregon's Cole Walsh won the men's pole vault (17-2 3/4).

On the track, Ducks freshman Perrin Xthona won the women's 3,000 (10:18.73).

The Oregon State women had victories in the pole vault and the high jump. In the pole vault, Helen Ann Haun (12-3 1/2) won and Gillette Field (11-9 3/4) was second. In the high jump, seniors Allison Jackson and Rachel Proteau placed 1-2, both clearing 5-5.

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