Oregon women 7th in NCAA track and field
COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD
• The Oregon Ducks women's team finished seventh in the NCAA track and field championships, which ended Saturday at rainy Hayward Field.
Jessica Hull provided the biggest highlight for UO fans. The sophomore from Australian won the 1,500 meters in a PR of 4 minutes, 8.75 seconds.
Lilli Burdon, a junior from Auckland, New Zealand, took third in the 5,000 in 15:43.22.
The day on the track began with Oregon at zero points but placing second in the 4x100 relay, as Ariana Washington moved up from fifth on the anchor leg.
But after the big scores from Hull and Burdon, Sabrina Southerland struggled in a wet 800, manaing only a seventh. Then Alaysha Johnson took seventh in the 100 hurdles; Chaquinn Cook out of Benson High failed to score in the triple jump, placing 10th and Washington ran eighth in the 100.
Also for Oregon, Makenzie Dunmore pulled a hamstring in the 400 and was eighth.
Oregon ended the day taking third, minus Dunmore, in the 4x400.
USC captured the title with 53 points, coming from behind on the last leg of the final event, the 4x400 relay, for the 10 points that gave the Trojans a one-point victory, 53-52, over Georgia.
Stanford was third with 51 points. Kentucky followed at 46, and Florida was fifth with 42.
Then came LSU (41), defending champion Oregon (39), Purdue (34), Arizona State (22) and Virginia Tech (21 1/2).
OREGON STATE 6, Minnesota 3
• The Beavers came from behind to tie the score, then went ahead with three runs in the top of the ninth, earning a trip to the College World Series.
No. 3-seeded OSU (49-10-1) won the NCAA super regional 2-0 over the 14th-seeded Golden Gophers, whose season ended at 44-15.
OSU led in hits, 13-8, but had a battle on its hands all night, trailing 2-1 and 3-2.
Adley Rutschman's two-out, bases-loaded single up the middle broke the 3-3 tie, scoring two. Michael Gretler and Kyle Nobach, in that order, each was hit by a pitch, which brought home the final run.
Jake Mulholland pitched the bottom of the ninth and gave up one hit before ending the game with his second consecutive strikeout, of three total.
TIMBERS 2 WIN
• Defender Josh Phillips scored an early goal from a corner kick and goalkeeper Alex Mangles made two saves on Saturday as Portland beat Rio Grande Valley FC by a 1-0 score in United Soccer League action at Edinburg, Texas.
The goal came in the 14th minute. Jack Barmby, who recorded his first assist of the season, delivered an in-swinging corner kick that Phillips headed home for his first USL goal since May 28, 2016.
T2 improved to 8-4-2 and with 26 points moved into second place in the USL Western Conference. Rio Grande Valley is 1-5-7, but lost at home for the first time this season.
This was the eighth shutout for T2, which leads the USL. It was the third clean sheet for Mangles.
Portland is 4-3-2 in road games this season. Midfielder Foster Langsdorf took two of T2's four shots on goal.
Next for Portland is a 7 p.m. Wednesday match at Providence Park against OKC Energy.
• With a 5-under 67, former Oregon Duck Wyndham Clark moved up 34 spots into a tie for 19th going into the final round of the Rust-Oleum Championship at Ivanhole, Illinois.
He's at 8-under 208 through 54 holes, seven strokes behind the leader, Kyle Jones.
• Wilsonville's Brian Henninger had a 1-over 73 in the second round and was tied for 39th with 18 holes to go in the Principal Charity Classic at Des Moines, Iowa. His 36-hole total was 3-under 141.
Peter Jacobsen, a Portland native, also shot 73 on Saturday and was tied for 71st at 148.
Tom Lehman had the lead at 131.
• Caroline Inglis, a Portland golfer from Eugene and the University of Oregon, was tied for 60th with three holes to play when the second round was suspended due to darkness at the Shoprite LPGA Classic at Galloway, New Jersey.
Inglis was 2-under for the day and 1-under for the tournament, and projected to make the cut by one shot in the tourney, which will conclude on Sunday.
The leaders, Celine Herbin in the clubhouse and Sei Young Kim with three holes left in her second round, were 10-under.
PORTLAND 0, Sporting Kansas City 0
• Visiting SKC had 52 percent of the possession, while Portland had a 13-10 edge in shots, but both teams had to settle for a draw at Providence Park.
Each had four shots on goal.
Sporting KC (8-2-5, 29 points) is tied with FC Dallas for first in the MLS Western Conference. Portland is sixth at 6-3-4 (22).
Portland 1, RIO GRANDE VALLEY 0
• Defender Josh Phillips scored in the 14th minute, and Alex Mangels made three saves as Portland won its United Soccer League road match.
Phillips' first goal of 2018 came off a corner kick from midfielder Jack Barmby. Phillips, who had missed a set-piece header 12 minutes earlier on a Barmby service, connected this time, giving Barmby his first assist of the season.
T2 improved to 8-4-2 (26 points), while Rio Grande Valley fell to 1-5-7 (10).
Wenatchee at Portland, ppd.
• The West Coast League teams were rained out for the second night in a row at Walker Stadium.
The teams are scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Sunday, and the rainouts are slated to be made up at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday.
TAMPA BAY 7, Seattle 3
• The Rays, who had lost two one-run games on consecutive days to the Mariners, took an early lead and held on for the win.
Tampa Bay scored three runs in the second inning for a 4-1 advantage, then added two runs in the third for a five-run cushion.
All six of those runs, five earned, came with Felix Hernandez (6-5) on the mound. He left after three innings, with seven hits and one walk allowed, and two strikeouts.
Seattle dropped to 40-24, while Tampa Bay improved to 29-34 and snapped an eight-game skid.