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THURSDAY COLLEGE RESULTS/Cougars edge Pilots 23-19 -- in baseball; PSU's Robinson rises to 2nd in Big Sky decathlon


Oregon 9, Stanford 2

At Stanford, California

The Ducks, ranked No. 2/3 in the national polls and coming off a three-game home sweep of now No. 4 Florida State, rallied in their final two at-bats to take the road series opener.

Stanford went ahead 2-1 with two runs in the fourth inning.

Oregon got five in the sixth and three in the seventh to make a winner of Megan Kleist (18-3).

The Ducks improved to 45-6 overall and 15-6 in the Pac-12.

Stanford is 19-30, 2-20.

Kleist allowed five hits and no walks, while striking out seven. She has 17 complete games in 23 starts.

The Ducks had seven hits, including a two-run double in the sixth by Shannon Rhodes that broke a 2-2 tie.

Rhodes also had a sacrifice fly.

Alexis Mack and Mia Camuso each had two hits, and Gwen Svekis was hit by a pitch twice and scored twice.

Oregon took advantage of two Stanford errors and had three unearned runs in winning its eighth in a row.

Game 2 is 5 p.m. Friday.

California 4, Oregon State 3

At Berkeley, California

A four-run third inning lifted the Bears to the win at home in the first of a three-game set,

OSU out-hit Cal 10-5, and led 2-0 after one inning, with Lovie Lopez and Alysha Everett each driving in a run with a single. But the Beavers' only other score came in the fourth, on Shelby Weeks' RBI single.

Taylor Cotton (13-9) took the loss. She walked two and fanned six in six innings.

Oregon State fell to 27-24 for the season and 8-14 in Pac-12 play.

Cal is 29-21, 5-16.

The series continues at 3 p.m. Friday.


BYU 23, Portland 19

At Provo, Utah

The University of Portland no longer has football, but the Pilots played a baseball game Thursday night that, on the scoreboard, resembled it more than baseball.

No. 18 BYU led 5-0 after one inning.

UP led 7-5 after an inning and a half.

The Cougars led 9-7 after two innings.

Portland led 14-9 after 2/1 innings.

BYU led 17-14 through three innings.

UP finished with 21 hits, while BYU had 22.

For the Pilots, Ryan Hoogerwerf hit two home runs and finished 4 for 5 with four RBIs and four runs scored.

Dutton Elske also homered for Portland. He was 4 for 6 with three RBIs and three runs.

Cody Hawken drove in four runs, going 3 for 6 with a double.

The Pilots, coming off a 3-2 upset of Oregon on Tuesday at Joe Etzel Field, fell to 10-35-1 overall and 5-17 in the West Coast Conference.

The Cougars climbed to 30-15, 18-4 WCC.

The three-game series resumes at 5 p.m. Friday.

Oregon State 6, Oregon 1

At PK Park

Game 1 of the three-game, Pac-12 series went to the No. 1-ranked Beavers.

Oregon State took a 3-0 lead with two runs in the fourth on solo home runs from Adley Rutschman and Michael Gretler.

The Beavs tacked on a run in the fifth, the gave up one run in the bottom of the frame before starter Luke Heimlich (8-1) got a double-play ground ball to get out of a jam in his next-to-last inning.

The Beavers padded their lead with three runs in the eighth.

OSU improved to 39-4 overall and 22-3 in the Pac-12, with a 13-2 away record.

Oregon dropped to 26-19, 9-13 in conference.

It was the 999th career victory for Oregon State coach Pat Casey.

(See complete game story at portlandtribune.com).


Portland State sophomore Donte Robinson from Pendleton went from fourth to second on Day 2 of the decathlon at the Big Sky championships in Sacramento, California.

Robinson's 30-second PR in the closing event, the 1,500 meters, helped him finish with 6,852 points — sixth all-time at PSU.

Max Jette of Sac State won with 6,960.

Robinson ran the 1,500 in 4 minutes, 31.22 seconds. He also had a PR of 119 feet, 10 inches in the discus, and came close to his PR in the pole vault, clearing 12-10 3/4, and tied his career best in the javelin with a throw of 173-8.