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SUNDAY COLLEGE SOFTBALL ROUNDUP/Huskies complete sweep of Oregon State; Portland State gets season high for runs

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

OREGON 8, Utah 1

• The Ducks finished a three-game sweep at Jane Sanders Stadium.

Lauren Lindvall's bases-loaded double opened the scoring in the second inning.

Gwen Svekis hit a two-run home run in the third to give the Ducks a 5-0 cushion.

With a 5-1 lead, Oregon scored three more times in the fifth on two hits and an error.

Megan Kleist (19-5) allowed six hits, no walks and five runs, with six strikeoutsl Maggie Balint pitched the final two innings, allowing three runs.

The No. 2 Ducks, who have won 10 in a row, are 18-3 in the Pac-12 and 44-7 overall.

The Utes fell to 2-19, 20-28.

Oregon remained tied for first in the conference with No. 1 UCLA, which climbed to 18-3, 48-3, by beating California, 10-5.

The Ducks own the head-ot-head tiebreaker with the Bruins.

Washington 5, OREGON STATE 3

• The sixth-ranked Huskies made it a three-game sweep at Corvallis.

UW took control with four runs in the first inning. OSU pulled to within 5-3 after four innings and wound up with 10 hits to nine for the Huskies. But the Beavers stranded 11 runners.

Oregon State starter Mariah Mazon (11-16) lasted only one inning.

McKenna Arriola was 3 for 3 for the Beavs.

UW raised its record to 15-8 in the Pac-12 and 44-8 overall, while OSU fell to 7-14, 26-26.

Portland State 17, SOUTHERN UTAH 7

• Portland State moved up to the No. 4 seed in the Big Sky tournament, concluding its regular season with a win at Cedar City, Utah.

Darian Lindsey and Riley Casper each had a home run as the Vikings tallied a season high for runs.

The Vikings finished 10-10 in the conference and are 17-33 overall.

SUU wound up at 6-15, 9-38.

The Viks will open the Big Sky playoffs, to be played at host Weber State, with a 9:30 a.m. Thursday game against No. 5 seed Montana. If the Vikings win, they will play No. 1 Sacramento State at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

The double-elimination tourney goes through at least Saturday, with a final game to be played Sunday, May 13, if necessary.

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