FRIDAY COLLEGE BASEBALL ROUNDUP/No. 5 Oregon State tops visiting Arizona State; Ducks fall in series opener at home to USC; Unearned run gives Pacific 1-0 win at UP


OREGON STATE 6, Arizona State 2

• OSU left-hander Luke Heimlich (10-1) went 8 2/3 innings to help the Beavers win at Corvallis.

He threw eight innings of scoreless ball before running into some trouble in the ninth, when he gave up a solo home run and a second run.

Dylan Pearce came on to get the final out.

Heimlich allowed five hits total, with no walks and 11 strikeouts.

The fifth-ranked Beavers climbed to 11-5 in the Pac-12 and 31-6 this season.

The Sun Devils slipped to 9-10, 17-24.

Games left in the series are at 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

Oregon State got one run in the third on a single by Cadyn Grenier and one in the sixth on a single from Adley Rutschman to lead 2-0, then

In the eighth, OSU added four runs on four hits, including a two-run double by Michael Gretler, and two error.


• At Eugene, the Ducks took a 1-0 lead in the first, but gave up five runs in the third and never recovered.

The Ducks dropped to 6-13 in the Pac-12 and 19-19 overall.

The Trojans are 7-12, 19-18.

The series slate also includes games at 2 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday.

Oregon had six hits, including two doubles by leadoff many Jakob Goldfarb in Friday night's PK Park contest, while USC had 13. The Ducks left 11 men on base; USC stranded nine.

Pacific 1, PORTLAND 0

• The Pilots' offense went flat in the series opener at Joe Etzel Field.

The Pilots fell to 8-11 in the West Coast Conference and 15-24 overall.

The Tigers are 7-12, 16-23.

The teams will meet again at 6 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday.

Portland starter Eli Morse, a freshman right-hander from Cleveland High, gave up one run via an error in eight innings, scattering six hits without a walk. Morse (3-6) struck out six batters.

Pacific took a 1-0 lead with an unearned run in the top of the eighth inning.

In the bottom of the ninth, Daniel Lopez drew a one-out walk, and pinch-runner Travis Turney went to second on a balk. Then Cody Hawken was hit by a pitch. But, after a pitching change, the Tigers got out of the jam on a strikeout and fly ball to center field.

Portland totaled only three hits, including a Hawken double.

Northwest Nazarene 14, CONCORDIA 0

Northwest Nazarene 6, CONCORDIA 5 (8 innings)

• The Nighthawks rallied from a 5-2 deficit through six innings of Game 2 and completed a Friday sweep of Concordia at Porter Park.

The visitors had out-hit the Cavaliers 16-3 in the opener.

For the Cavs, Cole Crosby was 3 for 9 for the day and Reid Penney had a double and three RBIs in Game 2.

Concordia fell to 15-20 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference and 16-29 overall.

Northwest Nazarene is 15-21 GNAC, 17-29 for the year.

The teams are battling for the fourth and final playoff spot in the six-team league.

One week remains in the regular season. Concordia plays Tuesday at second-place Western Oregon and then has four games at last-place Saint Martin's, May 4-5, while the Nighthawks will take on visiting WOU for four games, May 3-4.

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