SATURDAY COLLEGE SOFTBALL ROUNDUP/Oklahoma wins at Oregon State; Portland State splits Big Sky series games at Montana


OREGON 4, Stanford 1

• The No. 4 Ducks won their 18th game in a row over the Cardinal and clinched a series victory.

Oregon, which also won 8-4 on Friday, will play Stanford again at noon Sunday.

The Ducks improved to 37-7 for the year and 10-4 in the Pac-12, while the Cardinal fell to 22-22, 2-12.

Megan Kleist (15-5) went the distance for UO, allowing six hits and no walks, with seven strikeouts.

Jenna Lilley homered for the Ducks, who had 10 hits.

Oklahoma 8, OREGON STATE 0 (6 innings)

• Second-ranked Oklahoma broke a scoreless tie with three runs in the fourth inning and added four runs in the fifth and one in the sixth.

OSU was out-hit 9-5, with the loss tagged to Meehra Nelson (13-8), who worked the first 3 1/3 innings.

The Sooners, who won 4-0 at OSU on Friday, raised their season record to 41-3.

Oregon State dropped to 26-19.

Portland State 6, MONTANA 3

MONTANA 3, Portland State 2 (8 innings)

• The Grizzlies denied, barely, a sweep by PSU at Missoula, Montana.

The Vikings got an RBI triple from Alexis Morrison to tie the score at 2-2 in the top of the seventh inning of the nightcap.

Montana won in the last half of the eighth on a swinging bunt single with two out and a runner on third base.

In the opener, PSU scored four times in the third inning for a 5-0 lead that was plenty for starter Alyssa Burk (9-11), who tossed her 13th complete game and allowed seven hits and one walk, with four strikeouts.

The Vikings ended the day with a 13-30 overall mark and 6-7 Big Sky record.

Montana is 22-23, 8-6.

The rubber match of the series is noon PT Sunday.

Northwest Nazarene 7, CONCORDIA 0

Northwest Nazarene 11, CONCORDIA 3 (6 innings)

• The host Cavaliers managed only one hit (by Kelsie Merritt) in the day's first game, then got six in the nightcap but couldn't bounced back from a 7-0 deficit through 3 1/2 innings at Porter Park.

The Nighthawks lead the Great Northwest Athletic Conference at 17-7 and are 26-19 overall.

Concordia is 5-15 GNAC and 18-24 overall.

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