TUESDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Oregon men near the bottom in Pac-12 golf, with Xiong tied for 16th; Concordia women win GNAC title


Oregon State 9, PORTLAND 2

• The fifth-ranked Beavers rang up 17 hits and dominated before a crowd of 4,800 at Ron Tonkin Field.

Steven Kwan tied an OSU with five hits, including a leadoff home run and two triples.

Adley Rutschman added three hits, with three walks. Nick Madrigal, Trevor Larnach and Michael Gretler each had two hits.

Jordan Britton (2-0) started for the Beavers, gave up three hits and no runs in three innings, and earned the win.

OSU scored once in each of the first three innings, made the score 5-0 in the fifth and 6-0 in the sixth.

The Beavers improved to 30-6.

Portland fell to 15-24.


• Oregon State was 10th and Oregon 11th with one round to go at the Pac-12 Championships, being played at Rolling Hills (Calif.) Estates.

The Beavers were 7-over par through three rounds; the Ducks were 12-over.

USC led at 27-under.

Oregon's Norman Xiong was tied for 16th at 4-under 209 after a 2-under 69 in the third round.

Justin Suh of USC had a six-stroke lead at 16-under 197.

• Concordia placed third at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championships hosted by Coeur d'Alene (Idaho) Resort.

The Cavaliers' three-round total of 21-over 873 trailed Simon Fraser (even-par 852) and Western Washington (861) and beat Northwest Nazarene (901), Saint Martin's (903) and Montana State Billings (907).

Nick Huff led Concordia, tying for fifth at 3-over 216 after a closing 70.

• Warner Pacific placed fifth and Multnomah seventh out of seven teams in the Cascade Collegiate Conference Championships at Pronghorn Resort in Bend.

Warner Pacific's Dillon Battles tied for fifth with a 54-hole total of 21-over 237.


• Oregon finished tied for eighth and Oregon State 11th (last) at the Pac-12 championships hosted by Broadmoor Golf Club in Seattle.

The Ducks totaled 896, 32-over, for three rounds. OSU was 47-over.

UCLA won at 4-under, 12 ahead of second-place USC.

Oregon's low scorer, Amy Matsuoka, tied for 20th at 5-over 221.

• Concordia won the GNAC championship for the first time.

The Cavaliers' 36-hole total of 611 at Coeur d'Alene (Idaho) Resort edged runner-up Simon Fraser by seven shots, after trailing the Clan by 10 through Monday's opening round.

And Concordia finished 1-2 individually, as Caitlyn Villatora took first with a 7-over 149 and Cammie Decker came in at 150. Villatora shot had a 4-over 75 in the final round, while Decker shot 73.

• Warner Pacific's Katelyn Jackson and Multnomah's Rachel Weros tied for 17th in the CCC Championships at Pronghorn Resort in Bend. Both finished at 67-over 211 for 36 holes.


• Former Benson High star Chaquinn Cook, a junior at Oregon, has been named Pac-12 women's field athlete of the week.

She broke the UO outdoor triple jump record last weekend, going 45 feet, 7 inches at the Mt. SAC Relays.

Cook ranks second in the nation behind six-time NCAA champion Keturah Orji of Georgia.


• Portland State 6, ARIZONA CHRISTIAN 1

• The Vikings improved to 13-9 and set a program record for victories in one season with the win in 96-degree weather at Phoenix, downing the Firestorm (18-7), who were ranked 10th in NAIA.



• The Mariners (12-10) scored in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Mitch Haniger.

Marco Gonzales (2-2) allowed five hits and no runs, with eight strikeouts, in six innings. Four relievers did the rest, not allowing a hit or walk.

The White Sox fell to 5-15.

The series is tied 1-1, with the finale at 11 a.m. PT Wednesday.

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