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SUNDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Pilots baseball blanks Hawaii to finish trip 3-1; Ducks fall at Texas Tech; OSU softball loses in 8th


Oregon State 13, Minnesota 1

The defending national champion Beavers improved to 3-0 with their first comfortable victory of the season.

They banged out 17 hits and went up 7-1 with a five-run fourth inning at Surprise, Arizona.

That helped the three-man pitching that began with starter Sam Tweedt (six hits and one run allowed in 4 2/3 innings). Reliever Nathan Burns (1-0) got the win, giving up no hits and one walk with four strikeouts in the next 3 1/3 innings. Christian Chamberlain pitched the ninth, striking out one batter and walking one.

Adley Rutschman led the attack, going 2 for 3 with a fourth-inning grand slam and four runs scored.

Preston Jones, Alex McGarry, Tyler Malone, Andy Armstrong and Kyer McMahan all had two hits apiece for Oregon State.

Minnesota dropped to 1-2, scoring only in the first inning and finishing with six hits and seven men left on base.

Next for the Beavers is a 1 p.m. Monday game against New Mexico, which led OSU most of the way in Friday's season opener before falling 6-5.

TEXAS TECH 6, Oregon 4

For the second day in a row, the eighth-ranked Red Raiders rallied to beat the Ducks (1-2).

Oregon led this one 4-1 through 4 1/2 innings. Texas Tech tallied one run in the fifth, two in the sixth and two in the seventh.

Oregon finished with 13 hits and allowed seven. Ducks center fielder Jonny Deluca went 3 for 5 with a double and triple. Jakob Goldfarb was 3 for 4 with a double.

Portland 4, HAWAII 0

UP start Chris Clements and relievers Morgan White and Connor Knutson combined on a three-hitter as Portland finished 3-1 in Honolulu to open its season.

Clements gave up one hit and one walk, with eight strikeouts, in six innings. White allowed a hit and walk in two innings, and Knutson gave up a hit in pitching the ninth,

The Pilots, who finished with eight hits, got on the board in the first inning on a home run by Matt Kelly.

Dutton Elske drove in three runs with two doubles to extend the lead to 4-0 by the top of the fourth.

Whitman 6, Lewis & Clark 4

PACIFIC 9, Lewis & Clark 2

The Pioneers dropped two games at Forest Grove.

Whitman scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to take a game in which both teams had nine hits and four errors. L&C starter Andrew Yarak worked seven innings and allowed only two runs, one earned, on four hits and three walks.

Pacific scored four runs in the second and five in the sixth, matching the Pioneers with nine hits for the game.


LONG BEACH STATE 6, Oregon State 4 (8 innings)

After catching the Beavers with a run in the bottom of the seventh inning, the host 49ers won with two runs in the eighth.

Mariah Mazon (4-2) took the loss as OSU fell to 8-2. Missy Nunes and Frankie Hammoude each had an RBI single for the Beavers.

Long Beach State raised its record to 4-5.

Iowa State 3, Portland State 2

Colorado State 7, Portland State 0

At Stanford, and after being unable to play two scheduled games on Saturday because of illness throughout the team, the Vikings barely lost their Sunday morning opener to the Cyclones.

Neither team scored after the second inning, with Alyssa Burk of PSU giving up five hits and two walks over six innings and the Viks getting six hits. The Vikings' runs came on a first-inning double by Alexxis Ponce and a second-inning RBI single from Darian Lindsey.

Portland State then had five hits but gave up 10, including a home run, triple and three doubles, to the Rams.

The Vikings dropped to 3-6 overall.

Concordia 4-5, CAL STATE SAN MARCOS 5-2

The Cavaliers (3-8) split a doubleheader at San Marcos, California. The hosts (1-5) pulled out the opener with two runs in the bottom of the seventh. The second game was shortened by rain to five innings. Mckenzie Smith picked up the win, going all the way and allowing four hits, four walks and one unearned run.

Northwest Christian 5-2, LEWIS & CLARK 2-9

The host Pioneers (2-2) split a doubleheader. In the Game 1 loss, Frankie Warden was 2 for 3 while Ana Zimmerman and Olivia Brackin each drove in a run. In Game 2, Brackin hit a home run and went 3 for 4 with three RBIs and three runs scored.


The field is set for the eight-team Cascade Collegiate Conference tournament, which starts Wednesday.

The four-game lineup has seventh-seeded Warner Pacific at second seed College of Idaho, top seed Oregon Tech playing host to Northwest, No. 6 Southern Oregon at No. 3 Northwest Christian, and No. 5 Eastern Oregon at No. 4 Corban.

The semifinals will be Saturday, hosted by the highest remaining seeds.

The championship game is Tuesday, also at the higher seed.


Warner Pacific and Multnomah are in the CCC tournament with first-round games set for Tuesday.

The Knights are the sixth seed and will travel to third-seeded Oregon Tech.

The Lions, seeded eighth, go to No. 1 Eastern Oregon.

Also, No. 2 Corban will play host to No. 7 Northwest while No. 4 Southern Oregon is at home against No. 5 College of Idaho.

Winners move into Saturday's semifinals, hosted by the highest remaining seeds.

The championship game is Tuesday, also at the higher seed.


OREGON STATE 196.950, California 196.150

The No. 12 Beavers edged the No. 14 Bears before a crowd of 3,445 at Gill Coliseum.

OSU (6-2) had the outright winner or tied for first in each event, with Kaitlyn Yanish posting a 9.950 for clear first in floor exercise.

Cal slipped to 5-5. In conference, Oregon State is 3-2, the Bears 2-4.


OREGON 6, Loyola Marymount 1

The Ducks improved to 9-1, including 8-0 at home.

Third-ranked Thomas Laurent won at No. 1 singles for Oregon, 6-3, 6-0, over No. 124 Lukas Moenter.



Linfield 6, LEWIS & CLARK 1


At Las Vegas, Nevada

Fresno State 18, Oregon 10


Oregon 268.605, QUINNIPIAC 264.775

The No. 2-ranked Ducks improved to 2-0 with the win over the third-ranked Bobcats at Hamden, Connecticut.


Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard made a significant contribution for victorious Team LeBron, which rallied from a 20-point deficit and beat Team Giannis 178-164 in Sunday night's All-Star Game at Charlotte, North Carolina.

Lillard had nine points in each half and 18 for the game, plus six rebounds and five assists in 20 minutes. He had the best plus-minus (plus-20) of anyone in the game.

He missed his first three shots, all from 3-point distance, as a first-quarter sub, then hit one. He went 3 for 7 for nine points in the first half.

He caught fire in the third quarter, making three deep 3's to help his team rally. And he was on the court down the stretch and at the end as teammate Kevin Durant secured the MVP trophy with a late flurty that gave him 31 points.


Scott Harrington, a former Jesuit High golfer, tied for 43rd in the LECOM Suncoast Classic. He had a 9-under-par 279 total after a closing 1-under 71. The winner, Mark Hubbard, shot 67 for a 262 and two-stroke victory over Maverick McNealy.

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