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FRIDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Oregon, Portland also lose on the diamond in conference games; two Beavers earn all-American at wrestling nationals


California 3, OREGON STATE 2

At Goss Stadium, the Beavers stranded 11 runners as the Bears won the opener of the weekend series.

Darren Baker reached on an infield single, advanced on an error and scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch with two out in the top of the eighth for Cal (11-8, 2-2 Pac-12).

Alex McGarry was 2 for 4 with a solo home run and George Mendazona went 2 for 3 with a run scored for the Beavers (14-4-1, 1-3).

Christian Chamberlain (2-2) took the loss. Starter Brandon Eisert went five innings, allowing one run on two hits and two walks with five strikeouts.

The teams meet again at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Goss Stadium.

Arizona State 12, OREGON 2

The 20th-ranked Sun Devils used the long ball to spark Arizona State at PK Park.

Hunter Bishop hit two home runs and Spencer Torkelson also homered as the Sun Devis (21-0, 4-0 Pac-12) jumped to a 6-0 lead in the fourth inning off Ducks starter Cullen Kafka.

Arizona Stare led 12-0 before Oregon (11-8, 1-3) scored twice in the bottom of the ninth.

The Sun Devils outhit the Ducks 15-6, with six different Oregon players getting a hit.

Game 2 is 4 p.m. Saturday.

BYU 3, Portland 1

At Provo, Utah, Brigham Young rode the pitching of Easton Walker and two relievers to beat the Pilots in West Coast Conference play.

Eli Morse (2-2) pitched 7 2/3 innings for Portland. He struck out seven, walked three and scattered seven hits. Two of the Cougars' runs were earned.

The Pilots (15-8, 1-4 WCC) will try to avoid a series sweep on Saturday.

Run-scoring singles from Mitch McIntyre and Noah Hill in the fourth inning gave BYU (16-5, 3-2) a 2-0 lead.

Portland scored in the seventh, when Cody Hawken singled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Tracye Tammaro.

In the eighth, the Pilots loaded the bases with two out, but Drew Zimmerman came on to get the final out and set the Pilots down in the ninth to earn his third save of the season.


Arizona 9, OREGON STATE 1 (6 innings)

At Corvallis, the No. 10/11-ranked Wildcats (22-7, 4-0 Pac-12) put together two four-run innings to win a rain-delayed game in six.

Missy Nunes went 2 for 2 with a double and scored for the Beavers (17-8, 1-3) in their home opener.


Oregon's Soren Knudsen led a 1-2-3 finish for the Ducks in the men's 3,000 meters on the first day of the San Diego State Aztec Invitational. Knudsen (8:25.25) was followed by teammates Austin Tamagno (8:29.32) and Livi Thomet (8:29.65).

In the women's hammer throw, Oregon's Maddie Rabing was second with a throw of 190 feet, 8 inches.


Oregon State's Ronnie Bresser and Amar Dhesi are All-Americans who will wrestle on the final day of the NCAA championships in Pittsburgh.

Dhesi went 2-1 on Friday and can still finish as high as third place in the heavyweight division. After losing by major decision to third-seed Gable Stevenson of Minnesota in the quarterfinals Friday, Dhesi (14-2) won by major decision and pin in his two consolation matches later Friday.

Bresser (26-3) will wrestle for seventh place on Saturday. The 125-pounder went 1-2 on Saturday, losing to Virginia's Jack Mueller 4-1 in the quarterfinals, then splitting two consolation matches.


Oregon State is tied for sixth after the first day of the three-day at Mountain View Collegiate, Tucson, Arizona. Ellie Slama led a balanced Beavers scoring day with a 1-under-par 71 at the 6,218-yard Preserve Golf Club.


SOUTHERN UTAH 4, Portland State 3

At St. George, Utah, the Vikings fell to 9-4, 4-2 in the Big Sky. Portland State got singles wins from Branco Castelo, Tommy Edwards and Avery West but dropped all three doubles matches.


SAN DIEGO 4, Portland 0

The host Toreros (10-2, 1-0 West Coast Conference) swept the match. The Pilots fell to 6-6, 1-2.

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