TUESDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Another high ranking for OSU baseball; UO women's golf goes extra holes vs, WSU; Barney gets Rangers invite; Blazers tied for sixth


University of Portland senior Michail Pervolarakis is the West Coast Conference singles Player of the Week.

Ranked 18th in the nation, he rallied for a win over No. 114 Ryan Seggerman of Princeton, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1. Pervolarakis, from Cyprus, then beat Portland State's Nathan Boniel in straight sets, improving to 4-0 this spring.


Oregon State is ranked second in the nation by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, the sixth poll to have the Beavers in the No. 2 spot behind Florida.

Texas Tech, Florida State and TCU are 3-5, in that order, in the NCBWA rankings.

The other Pac-12 teams in the top 35 are UCLA at 12th, Stanford at No. 13 and Arizona at No. 30.


Washington State knocked off Oregon in sudden death in their spring opening match at Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Ducks began the day with a 2-1 lead, but the Cougars won three of five singles matches and pulled even at 4-4.

On the first extra hole, WSU made four pars and one bogey while UO had three pars and two bogeys.


Darwin Barney, the veteran infield from Southridge High and Oregon State, has signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers. He's invited to the big-league club's spring training, though.

Barney, 32, hit .232 with six home runs and 25 RBIs in 129 games last season for the Toronto Blue Jays.

He's played in 814 career games over eight years, batting a combined .246 for the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers and Toronto and playing second base, third base, shortstop and left field.


Idle on Monday, Portland is tied for sixth in the NBA Western Conference with Denver, both 29-25.

The top five: Golden State (41-13), Houston (39-13, one game back), San Antonio (34-21, 7 1/2 games behind the Warriors), Minnesota (34-22, a half-game behind the Spurs) and Oklahoma City (31-24, 1 1/2 games in front of Portland and Denver).

New Orleans (28-25) is eighth, a half-game back of the Blazers and Nuggets.

The Los Angeles Clippers are ninth at 27-25, a half-game behind New Orleans.

The Blazers' next game is 7 p.m. Thursday against Charlotte (23-30) at Moda Center.

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