SUNDAY COLLEGE BASEBALL ROUNDUP/Ducks are no-hit for first time in UO history; Pilots trail early, lose 9-8 as Gonzaga posts home sweep


ARIZONA 6, Oregon State 5

• Suffering another tough loss sparked by poor pitching, the fourth-ranked Beavers fell in their rubber match with the Wildcats.

OSU had a 5-2 lead going into the bottom of the eighth inning, but gave up three runs in the eighth and the winning run in the ninth.

Jake Mulholland (1-1) took the loss, after giving up a leadoff single and one other hit, a walk-off single with one out.

OSU starter Grant Gambrell went five innings, allowing two runs on three hits. Kevin Abel gave up three runs in two innings before Mulholland took the mound.

Steven Kwan, Cadyn Grenier and Andy Armstrong each had two hits on an eight-hit day for the Beavers. Armstrong had two doubles, Kwan one.

Oregon State dropped to 7-5 in the Pac-12 and 24-6 for the season.

Arizona is 4-5, 19-11.

UCLA (8-4), Stanford (6-3) and Washington (6-3) are 1-2-3 in the conference standings, with OSU just ahead of Arizona State (6-6).

The Beavers' next for is Missouri State. OSU will play three games at Springfield, Missouri, with a doubleheader on Friday and single game on Saturday.

Washington State 7, OREGON 0

• The Ducks failed to get a hit for the time ever.

Scotty Sunitsch, a senior left-hander, became the 18th pitcher in college baseball to throw a no-hitter this season.

Sunitsch (3-1, 3.02), walked two batters and hit two others.

The Ducks fell to 18-12, 5-7 Pac-12.

The Cougars are 9-17, 4-8.

Oregon will play host to Portland at 6 p.m. Monday.

GONZAGA 9, Portland 8

• The Pilots got swept in Spokane, Washington, where on Sunday they fell behind 6-1 after two innings and couldn't complete a rally, losing despite mustering a season-high 17 hits to the Bulldogs' 10.

Portland fell to 10-19 overall and 4-8 in the West Coast Conference.

Gonzaga is 16-14, 7-5 WCC.

Tate Budnick of UP hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning to pull the visitors to within one run. The Pilots got a runner on third base with two out before the Zags secured the win with a ground out to third base.

In the loss, Cody Hawken hit his fourth home run of the year and Henry Cheney hit the first HR of his career.

Starter Camden Muller (1-2) took the loss.

Central Washington 7, CONCORDIA 0

CONCORDIA 3, Central Washington 2

• The Cavaliers won the nightcap, improving to 11-21 overall and 10-12 in Great Northwest Athletic Conference games, good for fourth place out of six teams.

Andrew Barrera had two hits, scored twice and drove in a row to back the winning pitching of Kaleb Jones (3-4).

The Wildcats ended Jake Roes' 22-inning scoreless pitching streak in the opener.

Central Washington is third in the GNAC at 13-9 (18-14 overall).

Montana State Billings and Western Oregon are tied for first at 14-6.

WHITMAN 4, Lewis & Clark 3

Lewis & Clark 3, WHITMAN 2

• Max Gordon's two-run home run in a three-run sixth inning helped the Pioneers take the second game on Sunday at Walla Walla, Washington.

Robert Reaser (2-7), the L&C nightcap starter, allowed two runs on four hits in six innings, and Austin Conniff didn't give up a hit or walk over three innings to earn his fourth save of the year.

The win put the Pioneers at 9-25 overall and 5-15 in the Northwest Conference.

Whitman is 16-17, 11-9 NWC.

In Sunday's first game, Nick Kennison pitched all innings for the Pios, allowing three earned runs and eight hits. Sean Shepherd hit a two-run HR in the sixth to tie the score at 2-2.

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