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SATURDAY COLLEGE SOFTBALL ROUNDUP/Portland State rallies for win in rubber match at home against Weber State

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Oregon 4, WASHINGTON 2

• At Seattle, the No. 2 Ducks clinched a series victory over the No. 4 Huskies, holding off some UW threats in the final two innings behind the pitching of Miranda Elish.

Elish (17-1) gave up a two-run home run in the first inning. She would up allowing seven hits, with three walks and seven strikeouts.

Oregon is 40-7 overall and 14-3 in the Pac-12, a half-game behind No 1-ranked UCLA (15-3).

Washington is 41-7, 12-7.

The Ducks went ahead 3-2 on Lauren Lindvall's two-run home run in the fourth inning, then added a run in the sixth on a Lindvall single and fielding error that scored Shannon Rhodes, who had drawn a leadoff walk.

The series finale is 1 p.m. Sunday.

PORTLAND STATE 4, Weber State 3 (8 innings)

• The Vikings won the rubber match of their conference series at Gordon Faber Recreation Complex in Hillsboro.

Senior Mariah Gonzalez hit her first career home run, a two-run blow in the bottom of the sixth inning, in a Vikings rally. The HR tied the score at 3-3.

In the eighth, the winning hit came from Marissa Bruno.

It was PSU's first series victory over the Wildcats since 2013.

Gonzalez was 2 for 4, starting in left field on Senior Day.

The Viks had a 12-6 edge in hits, and Alyssa Burk improved to 11-12 with a complete game, her second of the weekend. She allowed three runs (none earned), with no walks and six strikeouts.

ARIZONA 6, Oregon State 2

• The Beavers are 0-2 against the Wildcats going into their noon finale.

Arizona, ranked 10th in the nation, followed up on Friday's 9-0 victory was a tighter win in Tucson.

Each team had seven hits, as UA improved to 34-13 overall and 10-10 in the Pac-12 and the Beavers fell to 26-21, 7-10.

Meehra Nelson (13-9) took the loss. She gave up six hits and five runs (four earned) in the first three innings before giving way to Mariah Mazon.

Seven Beavers had one hit apiece, with Camryn Ybarra and Kayleen Shafer each driving in a run.

Western Washington 6, CONCORDIA 2

Western Washington 6, CONCORDIA 2

Senior Kelsie Merritt was 4 for 8 in a pair of home losses for the Cavaliers.

Concordia dropped to 20-26 overall and 7-17 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

WWU climbed to 15-30, 9-17.

The Cavs are scheduled to play host to Simon Fraser in a noon Sunday doubleheader to end their regular season.

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