TUESDAY COLLEGE SPORTS ROUNDUP/Concordia rally edges Western Oregon; Seattle softball knocks off Beavers, 2-1


Oregon State 4, OREGON 3

• The Beavers fought back from an early deficit and kept Oregon's hitters on their heels for the nonleague win at PK Park on Tuesday night.

Oregon State, ranked as high as third in the nation, improved to 33-7, while Oregon fell to 21-21.

Kevin Abel (3-0) was the winning pitcher. He entered in the second inning and worked 6 1/3 innings, allowong one hit and two walks.

Jake Mulholland picked up his 13th save of the season. He didn't allow a runner in notching the final five outs.

James Acuna (2-2) suffered the loss. The UO starter pitched four innings, giving up three hits, four walks and four runs.

The Ducks scored all their runs in the first inning, on a three-run home run by Kenyon Yovan, to lead 3-0.

OSU got two runs in the second and two in the fourth, finishing with six hits to two for the Ducks.

Trevor Larnach's solo HR, his 13th round-tripper of the year, gave OSU its first run. Later in the second inning, Troy Claunch walked with the bases loaded.

In the fourth, Claunch drove in a run with a double, and a ground out by Steven Kwan brought home the game's final run.

Oregon left one runner on base, while Oregon State stranded eight.

Concordia 9, WESTERN OREGON 8

• The Cavaliers scored the tying and winning runs in the seventh inning at Monmouth to pick up a victory that has them one game ahead of Northwest Nazarene in the battle for the fourth and final Great Northwest Athletic Conference playoff spot with one weekend to go in the regular season.

The Cavs led 4-0 early, but WOU pulled even in the fourth.

Concordia went back ahead, 7-4, only to fall behind.

But in the top of the seventh, Trevor Huddleston singled, then scored the tying run on Jordan Farhat's double, and Andrew Barrera singled hom Farhat for the 9-8 lead.

Dylan Diaz relieved in the botom of the seventh and got a game-ending double-play ground ball.

Concordia raised its record to 17-29 overall and 16-20 in the GNAC.

Western Oregon is 22-18 for the year and 22-14 in the conference.


Seattle 2, OREGON STATE 1

• The Redhawks knocked off the Beavers in Corvallis in nonleague play on Tuesday.

Seattle (33-21) took a 1-0 lead in the first inning and added a run in the third — both scores unearned against Mariah Mazon (11-14), who went the distance for OSU (26-23).

Seattle finished with six hits. Oregon State had five, and made four errors.


• Giovanni Brown of Concordia broke the school decathlon record, scoring 6,690 points as he placed third at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Combined Events Championship in Nampa, Idaho.

Brown's mark ranks 16th in NCAA Division II this season and 10th all-time in the GNAC. He is a junior from Erie, Pennstylvania.

Central Washington took the top two spots, with Braydon Maier scoring 6,751 points and Michael Forster getting 6,732.

• Chelsea Bone, a junior at Concordia from Oregon City, took fourth in the GNAC heptathlon.

Her 4,883 points set a school record and rank 12th in NCAA D-II.

The top three finishers were Seattle Pacific's Rennick Meyer (5,114), SPU's Scout Cal (5,017) and Central Washington's Harlee Ortega (4,945).


The Oregon men and women have been chosen for NCAA regional play on May 12.

The men will face Dartmouth at Fort Worth, Texas, and the women will meet Tennessee at Durham, N.C.


• Concordia's Cammie Decker was named GNAC Women's Player of the Year.

Also from the Cavaliers, Caitlyn Villatora was named Newcomer of the Year, and interim coach Kim Dehning was voted Coach of the Year.

The Cavs' Shantel Antonio joined Decker on the all-conference team, and teammate Staesha Flock was named to the second team.

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