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MONDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Ducks-Texas Tech baseball finale wiped out by cold weather; UO football hires 3; PSU pitcher picks up Big Sky honor

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

OREGON STATE 67, Oregon 62

(See complete story, photos at portlandtribune.com.)

• Earlier Monday, Oregon moved up from No. 3 to No. 2 in the Associated Press rankings, with two of 28 first-place votes. Baylor had the other 26 and remained at No. 1. Oregon State dropped three spots to 12th. Nos. 3-11 were Connecticut, Louisville, Notre Dame, Mississippi State, Stanford, Maryland, North Carolina State, Iowa and Marquette. Gonzaga was 15th and Arizona State 17th.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Oregon State 5, New Mexico 0

The Beavers raised their record to 4-0 with the matinee shutout at Surprise, Arizona.

The two teams had opened the season Friday, when the Lobos led till OSU was able to rally in the ninth for a 6-5 victory.

This time, the Beavers got off to a better start. Leadoff batter Preston Jones homered in the bottom of the first. In the second, Alex McGarry's walk scored Troy Claunch.

An unearned run gave OSU a 3-0 lead in the fourth.

Jones had a sacrifice fly in the sixth for a 4-0 advantage.

In the eighth, Tyler Malone had a sac fly.

Starter Grant Gambrell worked 3 1/2 innings, giving up two hits and two walks. Brandon Eisert replaced him and went 3 2/3 innings, giving up three hits and no runs as well, with five strikeouts and no walks. Then it was Mitchell Verburg to the mound for a perfect eighth and Jake Mulholland also getting the Lobos to go down in order in the ninth.

New Mexico dropped to 2-2.

Oregon at TEXAS TECH, canceled

The series finale was called off due to cold weather, leaving the host and No. 8-ranked Red Raiders with a 2-1 edge to open the season.

Oregon's next action will come at PK Park on Friday, when the Ducks kick off a four-game set with Saint Mary's at 3 p.m.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Oregon has a new receivers coach (Jovon Bouknight), a new linebackers coach (Ken Wilson) and a new director of recruiting (Kenny Sanders).

Bouknight spent 10 seasons at Utah State, Wilson 19 at Nevada and the past six at Washington State and Sanders the past five as assistant director of player personnel at Penn State.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Portland State junior Katie Schroeder from Camas (Washington) High has been honored as the Big Sky Pitcher of the Week.

She posted her second complete game of the season in her third start and notched her first win, holding Pacific to one hit and no walks over seven innings. PSU won 7-0.

COLLEGE MEN'S GOLF

Oregon was sixth of out 16 teams after the first of three rounds over three days at The Prestige in La Quinta, California.

Senior Ryan Gronlund paced the No. 42-ranked Ducks with a 2-under-ar 69, good for a share of sixth place. The leader, Brandon Wu of Stanford, shot 65 over the Greg Norman Course at PGA West.

No. 1-ranked Oklahoma State took the team lead with a 6-under 278, one stroke ahead of second-place and No. 16 LSU. UCLA, ranked 44th, was third at 286. Oregon came in at 290.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S GOLF

Oregon was seventh out of 16 teams after the opening round of The Rebel Beach in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Ducks turned in a 13-over-par 301 in the two-day, 36-hole event for 16 teams co-hosted by UNVL and Long Beach State at Spanish Trail Country Club.

UNLV and San Jose State were at 290, in the lead by one stroke over Arizona.

UNLV's Elizaberth Prior had the individual lead at 4-under 68, two ahead of Bianca Pagdanganan of Arizona.

Oregon's low score of 73 came from Petra Salko, who was tied for 10th. One shot behind her was Duck Amy Matsuoka.

WINTERHAWKS

Portland's Joel Hofer has been named Western Hockey League Goaltender of the Week.

He was 2-0-0-0 last week, stopping 59 of 61 shots (.967 save percentage) against Red Deer and Seattle and earning his third shutout of the season as the Hawks clinched a playoff spot.

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