SUNDAY COLLEGE BASEBALL ROUNDUP/UCLA completes sweep of Oregon; Portland pulls off series victory over WCC champ Pepperdine


USC 8, Oregon State 0

• The Trojans averted a three-game sweep with their home win, as they held No. 2 OSU to four hits and four walks, with eight strikeouts.

Adley Rutschman had a single and double in the loss.

Oregon State fell to 42-9-1 overall and 18-8-1 in the Pac-12, where Stanford (21-6) is one win away from clinching the title going into its final series of the regular season next week at Washington.

USC improved to 25-25, 12-18.

Kevin Abel (3-1) gave up five hits and three runs (two earned) in 4 1/3 innings of his fourth start of the season for the Beavers.

UCLA 10, Oregon 2

• The Ducks got swept in Los Angeles, where the Bruins jumped on them with six second-inning runs.

UCLA, ranked 17th, improved to 35-17 overall and 18-9 in the Pac-12.

Oregon fell to 25-27, 11-16.

Starter Kolby Somers fell to 2-7.

Jonny DeLuca had an RBI single for UO in the sixth, and Jakob Goldfarb singled home a run in the seventh.

Portland 4, PEPPERDINE 0

• The visiting Pilots claimed a series victory over the West Coast Conference-leading Waves.

Camden Muller and Tate Budnick combined for a shutout, and Cody Hawken and Ryan Hoogerwerf hit back-to-back homers.

Portland hadn't won a series over Pepperdine since 2011.

Muller (3-3) didn't allow a hit through the first four innings.

The Pilot homers came in the fourth, with Hawken hitting his team-high 10th and Hoogerwerf following with his sixth of the year.

Budnick retired the first six batters he faced in a three-inning stint.

Hawken and Hoogerwerf each added an RBI single in the ninth.

The Pilots improved to 23-29 overall and finished 12-15 in the WCC, while Pepperdine which won the conference title, dropped to 29-22, 17-10.

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