Diamond Beat: On Monday, OSU plays Dallas Baptist, UO faces LSU
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SUNDAY, JUNE 6
Beavers 3, Horned Frogs 2 — Oregon State eliminated No. 1 seed TCU (41-19) in the Fort Worth Regional, scoring a run in the top of the ninth inning on Justin Boyd's RBI single. Mitchell Verburg closed out TCU in the bottom of the ninth inning, striking out three. Wade Meckler drove in two runs.
Beavers 5, Dallas Baptist 4 — Garret Forrester hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to keep Oregon State's season alive. Ryan Ober also homered for the Beavers (37-23), who'll face Dallas Baptist (39-16) in the regional finale 1 p.m. PT Monday; the winner advances to Super Regionals.
Tigers 4, Ducks 1 — Oregon (39-15) lost to LSU (37-23) on Sunday in the Eugene Regional, meaning the two teams will play again 7 p.m. Monday for a Super Regionals berth.
Oregon managed only four hits.
Dylan Crews and Gavin Dugas each hit solo homers and had three hits for LSU.
Portland 11, Wenatchee 1 — The Pickles won the three-game West Coast League series with the visiting Apple Sox. Ryan Guardino had three doubles and three RBIs.
The Pickles play a three-game series at the Ridgefield (Wash.) Raptors, starting Tuesday.
Then, they play four Wild Wild West League teams at Walker Stadium: Willamette Wild Bills (Friday), Portland Gherkins (Saturday), Portland Rosebuds (Sunday), Gresham Greywolves (Tuesday).
Mariners 9, Angels 5 — Seattle (30-31) earned a split of the four-game series at Los Angeles. Donovan Walton homered, had two hits and two RBIs and scored three runs. J.P. Crawford had two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored. Prospect Logan Gilbert won his first major-league game, allowing two hits and one run while striking out seven in five innings.
After an off day Monday, the Mariners start a three-game series at Detroit on Tuesday. Then, it'll be a three-game series at Cleveland, Friday-Sunday.
Hops 5, AquaSox 3 — At Everett, Reece Hampton and Spencer Brickhouse homered. A second game was postponed.
The Hops (13-16) won three of five games in the series, and next plays host to Tri-City, Tuesday-Sunday at Ron Tonkin Field.
Canadians 7, Emeralds 3 — At Ron Tonkin Field, Philip Clarke had two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored and Cameron Eden also drove in two runs.
Vancouver (17-13), who won two of the six games against Eugene, takes to the road for six games at Spokane, Tuesday-Sunday.
SATURDAY, JUNE 5
Oregon State 10, McNeese 5 — Kyle Dernedde tied an OSU record with six RBIs as the Beavers stayed alive at the Fort Worth regional.
The Beavers scored five runs in the fourth, and five in the eighth, with Dernedde hitting a three-run double in each frame.
Chase Watkins threw three innings in relief for the win. Starter Cooper Hjerpe struck out nine over 4.1 innings, but walked five and allowed four earned runs.
Ryan Ober had two hits, two RBI and scored twice and Garret Forrester had two hits, scored twice and knocked in one run.
Ducks 7, Bulldogs 3 — At the Eugene Regional, Oregon moved into Sunday's play unbeaten. Gabe Matthews went 2-for-4 with a homer, three RBIs and two runs scored. Robert Ahlstrom allowed seven hits and three runs and struck out eight in eight innings.
LSU and Gonzaga play for the right to face Oregon on Sunday, and the winner must beat the Ducks twice.
Angels 12, Mariners 5 — Max Stassi, Taylor Ward and Shohei Ohtani homered as host Los Angeles beat Seattle. The Angels had 15 hits. Jake Fraley hit a grand slam homer for the Mariners.
Hillsboro Hops — Hillsboro's Saturday game with Everett was rained out and will be made up as part of a doubleheader Sunday.
Emeralds 7, Canadians 4 — At Ron Tonkin Field, Eugene beat Vancouver, which had nine hits.
Wenatchee 4, Portland 2 — The Apple Sox tied the series, 1-1. Jacob Jablonski homered for Portland.
FRIDAY, JUNE 4
Oregon 13, Central Connecticut State 10 — In the opener of the Eugene Regional, the Ducks hit a program-record five home runs and survived a Blue Devils' rally. Kenyon Yovan and Anthony Hall each homered twice and Pac-12 player of the year Aaron Zavala also went deep for the Ducks (38-14). Hall had six RBIs.
Oregon will play at 7 p.m. Saturday against Gonzaga, which blanked LSU 3-0 Friday night. Typical Friday starter for the Ducks Robert Ahlstrom is expected to pitch Saturday.
CCUS will face LSU at 1 p.m. Saturday in a loser-out game.
The Ducks used six pitchers and CCSU had 16 hits. But Oregon relievers Andrew Mosiello and Kolby Somers kept the Blue Devils hitless in the eighth and ninth innings.
Dallas Baptist 6, Beavers 5 — At Fort Worth, Texas, Oregon State dropped its first game. Greg Fuchs hit a three-run homer that drew the Beavers within 6-5 in the sixth inning. Ryan Ober hit a solo shot for OSU. Cole Moore hit a two-run homer off Kevin Abel in the first inning. Andrew Benefield also homered for the Patriots.
The Beavers play a 10 a.m. PT loser-out game on Saturday against McNeese.
Portland 6, Wenatchee 0 — Five pitchers combined on a one-hitter as the Pickles opened the West Coast League season with a win at Walker Stadium.
Alex Giroux started and went four innings, allowing one hit and striking out four to earn the win.
Bradley McVay struck out the side in the fifth inning, Ethan Bell allowed one walk in two innings, Andrew Del Biaggio struck out three in one inning and Jared Villalobos pitched a perfect ninth.
Offensively, the Pickles broke open the game with a four-run fourth. Cam Clayton out of Lakeridge High went 2 for 3 with two RBIs in his WCL debut.
The same teams play at 7:05 p.m. Saturday.
Angels 3, Mariners 2 — Seattle loaded the bases with no outs in the eighth inning but didn't score in Friday's one-run loss to Shohei Ohtani at Anaheim.
J.P. Crawford homered on the second pitch of the game for Seattle and knocked in Tsylor Trammell, who had doubled to give Seattle a 3-0 lead in the top of the third.
The Angels tied it in the bottom of the third on a Justin Upton home run and took the lead on Jose Rojas' homer in the fourth.
Ohtani struck out 10 over six innings to improve to 2-1. Hitting second, he went 0 for 2 with a walk.
AquaSox 13, Hops 2 — A nine-run third inning put host Everett in command. A solo leadoff homer for Eduardo Diaz in the sixth inning was the hitting highlight for the Hops. Hillsboro starter Slade Cecconi gave up seven earned runs in 2.1 innings.
Emeralds 10, Canadians 5 — At Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro, the Emeralds scored four in the fourth and four in the ninth to put away the Canadians.
THURSDAY, JUNE 3
Portland 15, Willamette Wild Bills 6 — After dropping their Wednesday preseason opener to the Wild Wild West League's Gresham Gherkins on Wednesday, the Pickles tuned up for Friday's West Coast League opener by beating another WWWL team handily in the final warmup game.
Portland opens the 2021 West Coast League season at 7:05 p.m. Friday against Wenatchee at Walker Stadium.
Mariners 6, Angels 2 — Seattle opened a road series with the L.A. Angels with a win. Jake Fraley hit a three-run homer and Kyle Seager a solo shot.
Hops 7, AquaSox 2 — At Everett, Cam Coursey and Tristin English drove in two runs each and Bryce Jarvis gave up four hits and struck out 11 in seven innings as Hillsboro beat the home team.
Canadians 7, Emeralds 5 — At Ron Tonkin Field, Ronny Brito homered, Tanner Morris drove in two runs and Rafael Lantigua had three hits for Vancouver in the win over Eugene.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2
Athletics 6, Mariners 0 — At T-Mobile Park, Oakland starter Sean Manaea allowed four hits in a complete-game win over Seattle, while striking out eight and walking two. Mark Canha hit a two-run single and Mitch Moreland a two-run homer.
Hops 6, AquaSox 2 — At Everett, Tra Holmes had two hits and two RBIs and Eduardo Diaz and Leodany Perez had three hits each as part of Hillsboro's 15-hit game. Starting pitcher Ryne Nelson and two relievers combined to allow six hits.
Emeralds 6, Canadians 5 — Eugene scored a run in the top of the 10th inning on a passed ball to beat Vancouver at Ron Tonkin Field. Tanner Morris went 3-for-3 with two runs scored an an RBI for Vancouver.
TUESDAY, JUNE 1
Athletics 12, Mariners 6 — Tony Kemp, Oakland's No. 9 hitter, had three hits, including a home run, and drove in five runs as Oakland beat host Seattle.
Matt Olson also homered, had two hits and drove in three runs for the Athletics.
Taylor Trammell and Tom Murphy homered for Seattle.
AquaSox 16, Hops 2 — Host Everett had 20 hits in the rout of Hillsboro. The AquaSox had six homers: Carter Bins (two), Kaden Polcovich (two), Austin Shenton, Jack Larsen.
Spencer Brickhouse homered for Hillsboro.
Emeralds 7, Canadians 1 — At Ron Tonkin Field, Eugene's Tyler Fitzgerald homered and drove in five runs in the win over Vancouver.
MONDAY, MAY 31
Oregon (37-14) will play host to an NCAA regional, starting Friday.
The Ducks will play Central Connecticut State (37-14) at 2 p.m. Friday.
Other teams in the regional are Gonzaga (33-17) and LSU (34-22).
It's the first time the Ducks are hosting regional play since 2013.
Oregon State (34-22) will play in the Fort Worth Regional, starting 11 a.m. Friday against Dallas Baptist.
TCU (40-17), the No. 1 seed, and McNeese (32-28) are also in the regional.
Mariners 6, Athletics 5 — Seattle rallied with two runs in the bottom of the 10th inning to top Oakland, which had taken a 5-4 lead in the top of the inning.
Tom Murphy's sacrifice fly drove home Ty France with the winning run. France's RBI single tied it, and then he advanced to third base on a two-base error by Matt Olson on J.P Crawford's ground ball.
The rally came off Oakland reliever Lou Trivino.
Donovan Walton hit a three-run homer as part of a four-run fourth inning for Seattle.
Seattle has won seven of its past eight games.
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