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SATURDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/OSU's Dhesi fifth in NCAA wrestling; Beavers gymnastics third in Pac-12; Timbers 2 beats Las Vegas


OREGON STATE 3, California 2

Alex McGarry homered for the fourth game in a row and Bryce Fehmel earned his 30th win at Oregon State as the Beavers evened the weekend series at Goss Stadium.

Oregon State is 15-4-1, 2-3 in Pac-12 play. California is 11-9, 2-3.

The final game of the series is 2 p.m. Sunday in Corvallis.

Fifth-inning RBIs from Beau Philip and Adley Rutschman gave Oregon State the 3-2 lead. Cal scored its runs in the first. McGarry hit a solo home run in the fourth.

Fehmel (4-0) worked seven innings to earn the win and join Ken Nobel, Ben Wetzler and Luke Heimlich as Beavers with 30 or more career pitching wins. Fehmel had three strikeouts and two walks and allowed six hits. 

Jake Mulholland pitched 1 2/3 innings for his fourth save, striking out three with one walk and one hit. 

OREGON 5, Arizona State 4 (12 innings)

Even Williams hit a game-winning home run with one out in the 12th as the Ducks handed the 20th-ranked Sun Devils their first loss of the season.

Oregon is 12-8, 2-3 in Pac-12 play. Arizona State is 21-1, 4-1 in conference. The series at PK Park concludes at noon Sunday.

The Ducks took a 4-0 lead in the fourth, a rally capped by a two-run single from Max Foxcroft.

ASU scored two in the seventh and two in the eighth to tie it.

Nico Tellache (3-1) worked around two walks in the top of the 12th to earn the win. Starter Robert Ahlstrom pitched six shutout innings, striking out eight, walking one and allowing five hits. 

Ryne Nelson pitched five innings and allowed four runs but struck out 10.

Jonny DeLuca went 2 for 4 for the Ducks, who had only six hits. Taylor Adams hit a double.

BYU 11, Portland 1

The Cougars scored six runs in the third inning to take command and complete the three-game sweep of the visiting Pilots.

Portland fell to 15-9, 1-5 in the West Coast Conference. BYU is 17-5, 4-2.

Pilots starter Nate Packard (2-1) allowed six runs (four earned) over two-plus innings. BYU had 15 hits, all singles, and Portland made three errors while managing only three hits. 

Central Washington 5-1, CONCORDIA 3-2

Damon Peters hit a go-ahead single, scoring Liam Knowles with one out in the sixth as the Cavaliers earned a split of the doubleheader.

The Wildcats scored twice in the top of the 12th to win the first game 5-3.

Concordia is 7-16, 5-9 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. CWU is 10-11-1, 7-7.

Puget Sound 7-27, LEWIS & CLARK 1-10

The Loggers (5-18, 4-7 NWC) pounded out 35 hits in the sweep. The Pioneers are 4-17, 2-12 in the Northwest Conference.


Washington 6, OREGON 3

The No. 7 Huskies scored three times in the top of the 10th to win a long contest at Jane Sanders Stadium that included a rain delay of two hours, 22 minutes.

Washington's Amirah Milloy hit a three-run homer in the top of the 10th to provide the winning margin as the Huskies improved to 23-6, 1-3 in Pac-12 play.

Oregon fell to 11-14, 0-4.

April Utecht hit a two-run homer in the fifth for the Ducks, and Jasmine Sievers hit a two-out solo home run in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings.

All of the scoring came on home runs, with Gabby Plain and Taran Alvelo also going yard for Washington.

Jordan Dial and Kailey Krueger each pitched five innings for the Ducks, and each gave up three runs. Starter Dial struck out five but walked five. Krueger struck out two and walked four.

The second game of the series is 4 p.m. Sunday.

Arizona 11, OREGON STATE 4

At Corvallis, the 11th-ranked Wildcats scored four times in each of the first two innings on their way to the win.

Oregon State freshman Frankie Hammoude hit her first career grand slam in the third inning to pull the Beavers within four. Arizona (23-7, 5-0 Pac-12) added a run in the sixth and three in the seventh.

OSU senior Michelle Sass from St. Helens went 2 for 3 with a double.

Oregon State is 17-9, 1-4 in conference games.

The series concludes at noon Sunday at the OSU Softball Complex.

IDAHO STATE 2-7, Portland State 1-6

The Vikings dropped their first two Big Sky games by one run at Idaho State.

PSU is 9-17, 0-2 in conference. Idaho State is 11-16, 2-0.

In the opener, Jessica Flanagan singled to lead off the PSU seventh and scored the tying run on a Kaela Morrow double. But the Bengals won it with an unearned run in the bottom of the eighth.

In the second game, Idaho State scored six times in the second inning and held off a PSU comeback.

Rachel Menlove and Riley Casper homered and Sala Pedebone, Morrow and Alexis Morrison hit doubles as the Viks managed 11 hits in the second game.

CONCORDIA 12-7, Saint Martin's 0-0

At Hillsboro, the Cavaliers pounded 24 hits in the twinbill and pitchers Sally Bowles, Kayla Lagerquist and Mckenzie Smith combined for 12 shutout innings.

Concordia improved to 12-13 overall, 5-5 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Saint Martin's is 12-12, 5-5.


Oregon State placed two wrestlers in the top eight at the NCAA championships in Pittsburgh.

Ama Dhesi, who was seeded sixth, took fifth at heavyweight, winning his final match 5-2 over No. 10 seed Youssif Hemida of Maryland. Dhesi finished his OSU career with a 99-22 record.

At 125 pounds, senior Ronnie Bresser finished eighth and ended his season at 26-4 with a 7-4 loss to Michigan State's RayVon Foley. Bresser was the No. 4 seed, Foley the No. 9.


No. 14-ranked Oregon State finished third in the Pac-12 championships at West Valley City, Utah.

No. 2 UCLA won with a 198.400 score. No. 6 Utah was second with 198.025, and OSU had 196.600 to edge fourth-place and No. 16 California, which totaled 196.575.


Oregon senior Cravon Gillespie ran a wind-aided 10.04, the fastest NCAA time this season, to win the 100 meters at the San Diego State Aztec Invitational. He also was on the winning 4x100 relay, which turned in a 39.33, the fourth-best mark in UO yesterday and third in the nation this season.


PORTLAND 3, Las Vegas 1

Dairon Asprilla had two goals and an assist — including a spectacular bicycle kick goal — as Portland improved to 2-0-1 with a 3-1 win over the Las Vegas Lights in front of 2,124 fans at Merlo Field.

Foster Langsdorf scored his first goal of the USL Championship season and earned a penalty kick that Asprilla converted to put Portland up 2-0 late in the first half.

The game was the 2019 home opener for T2.

Langsdorf opened the scoring in the 10th minute, tapping home a cross from Asprilla.

Langsdorf was fouled inside the penalty area in the 15th minute, but Las Vegas goalkeeper Thomas Olsen saved Langsdorf's PK.

In the 44th minute, Langsdorf was fouled again inside the box, and this time Asprilla drilled the shot for a 2-0 lead.

Defender Gabe Robinson scored in the 70th minute for Las Vegas (0-2-1).

But Asprilla scored what could be the USL Championship goal of the year, going heels over head to score from 15 yards in front of goal. His bicycle kick caught the inside of the left post in the 74th minute.

T2 visits Los Angeles Galaxy II on March 30.


At the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Florida, former University of Oregon golfer Wyndham Clark was tied for 38th through 54 holes, nine strokes off the lead of Paul Casey.

Clark took a double-bogey 6 on the 16th hole to put a damper on his round, after climbing into the top 20. He finished with a 1-over 72 for a par-213 total at the Innnisbrook Resort Copperhead Course.


Will Power qualified fastest at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. He will lead a 24-car field on the 20-turn, 3.41-mile permanent road course when the second race of the 17-race season starts at 10 a.m. PT Sunday.

Power's Chevrolet-powered Team Penske car turned a lap in 1 minute, 46.0177 seconds (115.792 mph). Alexander Rossi of Andretti Autosport also will be on the front row. His teammate, Ryan Hunter-Reay, qualified third.

The series comes to Portland International Raceway on Sept. 1 for the Grand Prix of Portland, the next-to-last event of the year.



PSU's Eszter Zador won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3 singles as the Vikings fell to 1-7 overall and 0-6 in the Big Sky. The Vandals are 9-5, 5-0.


At Eugene, the 13th-ranked Trojans won everywhere but at Nos. 2 and 3 singles, where Paiton Wagner and Rinfanty Kahfiani prevailed/

Kalamazoo 6, LEWIS & CLARK 3



The No. 31-ranked Cougars beat a Pilots team that included six true freshmen at the Louisiana Pacific Tennis Center.

BYU improved to 15-3 overall and 4-1 in the West Coast Conference, while UP fell to 5-9, 0-2.


COLORADO 15, Oregon 6

The No. 25 Buffaloes scored the last five goals of the first half for a 9-3 lead and went on to raise their record to 5-4 overall and 4-1 in the Pac-12.

Oregon slipped to 2-8, 0-5, with Shannon Williams and Lindsey White each netting two goals.


Oregon State was tied for fourth with one round to go in the Mountain View Collegiate at Tucson, Arizona.

OSU's Olivia Benzin shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday and was tied for fifth at 4-under 140. UNLV's Polly Mack had the lead at 137.

Texas State was first out of 13 teams at 13-under 563, four ahead of UNLV. OSU was at 4-under 572.

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