TUESDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Gigi Stoll, Arizona reach NCAA golf finals; Concordia's Rome earns national honor; Cavs finish 5th in GNAC all-sports standings


• Junior outfielder Cody Hawken of the University of Portland has been voted to the all-West Coast Conference team.

And pitcher Eli Morse from Cleveland High is the first Pilot to make the WCC all-freshman team since 2013.

Also from UP, sophomore outfielder Beau Brundage made the all-league second team and sophomore pitcher Connor Knutson was honorable mention.

Hawken, from Vancouver, Washington, led the Pilots in conference batting average (.340), with six home runs in league games. Overall, he batted .323 with 10 homers and 36 RBIs.

Morse, a right-hander, was Portland's Friday starter nearly all season. One of his two WCC victories came in a complete game, with 11 strikeouts, against Loyola Marymount. In nine WCC starts, he had a 3.77 ERA and struck out 50 batters in 57 1/3 innings.

Brundage, from Buford, Georgia, led the league in season batting average (.378), hits (79) and hits per game (1.5). He was second in on-base percentage (.452) and triples (4). He had a 16-game hitting streak and was nearly flawless in center field.

Knutson, out of Sammamish, Washington, collected eight saves, six in WCC action. He was 3-0 with a 0.93 out of the bullpen in league play; WCC opponents hit just .181 against him. He didn't allow an earned run over his final six games and 11 innings.


STOLLBeaverton High product Gigi Stoll and the Arizona Wildcats will play Alabama on Wednesday for the NCAA championship.

Stoll won her match on Tuesday, 5 and 3, as Arizona eliminated Stanford 4-1 in the semifinals at Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Earlier in the day, UA ousted UCLA, 3-2, with Stoll winning her match, 2-up.

Stoll, a a 5-9 junior, got the first Arizona point in the semifinals, taking the lead on the sixth hole.

Stoll will tee off in the second of five matches in the finals, with live coverage by the Golf Channel beginning at noon PT. Her opponent will be Kristen Gillman, a Crimson Tide sophomore from Austin, Texas.

Alabama made it to the championship round with victories over Kent State in the quarterfinals and USC in the semifinals, by scores of 4-1 and 3-1-1, respectively.


• Jarred Rome of Concordia University has been named Women's Outdoor Assistant Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association.

Rome is the Cavaliers' associate head coach.

He helped lead the Cavs to a dominant showing the Great Northwest Athletic Conference championships. Concordia claimed all eight scoring places in the shot put and its throwers scored 87 of the team's 121 points. Christina MacDonald (hammer) and Melissa Ausman (discus) set meet records.

Concordia goes into the NCAA Division II championships with the most women throwers of any school (MacDonald, Ausman, Elizabeth Stottlemyre, Joselynn Tensley and Tasha Willing combining for eight entrants).

Men's throwesr Jakob Chamberlin, Easton Christensen, Josh Koch and Jacob Slate also will compete at nationals, along with heptathlete Chelsea Bone.

The meet is Thursday-Saturday at Charlotte, North Carolina.


• Concordia finished fifth out of 11 schools in the GNAC All-Sports competition for the 2017-18 school year.

The top four were, in order: Alaska Anchorage, Western Washington, Central Washington and Seattle Pacific.

Simon Fraser was sixth, followed by Western Oregon, Northwest Nazarene, Montana State Billings, Alaska and Saint Martin's.

In women's sports, Concordia ranked sixth in the conference. In men's sports, CU was seventh.

Western Oregon was the No. 1 school for men's sports, and the Wolves were eighth among the women.

Concordia led the GNAC in conference championships, with four (women's soccer, men's indoor and outdoor track and field, and women's golf).


• Portland defeated FC St. Pauli 4-2 on penalty kicks to decide their match at Providence Park.

The teams were tied 2-2 through regulation.

Portland forward Augustin Williams scored in the 72nd and 81st minutes to erase a 2-0 deficit.

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