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TUESDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/BYU rally sinks visiting Oregon; Lewis & Clark wins at Pacific; PSU women's tennis snaps Big Sky skid


PORTLAND 5, Oregon State 1

The Pilots added a win over the eighth-ranked Beavers to their 5-3 victory over visiting Oregon on March 5.

Four UP pitchers combined to hold OSU to three hits, including a fourth-inning home run by Matthew Gretler after Portland had taken a 4-0 lead before 4,648 fans at Ron Tonkin Field.

Cody Hawken was 2 for 4 with two RBIs. Hunter Montgomery, Matt Kelly and Gabe Skoro each had one hit and one RBI for Portland. Chad Stevens doubled and scored twice.

The Pilots improved to 16-9, while the Beavers fell to 16-5-1.

Chris Clements (5-0) got the win, and Jake Pfennings (0-1) took the loss. Clements pitched the fifth and sixth innings. Pfennings allowed three hits, three walks and four runs in 1 2/3 innings.

UP starter Kevin Baker gave up two hits in four innings, with three walks and six strikeouts. Cameron Richman pitched the seventh and Connor Knutson worked the final two frames, both without giving up a hit or walk.

Portland finished with eight hits and left 13 men on base. Oregon State stranded eight runners.

BYU 7, Oregon 3

At Provo, Utah, the Cougars scored five runs in the eighth inning to rally from a 3-2 deficit.

BYU wound up with 10 hits to Oregon's six.

The Cougars went to 18-5, while the Ducks slipped to 12-10.

The fifth and final UO hurler, Nico Tellache (3-2), gave up four hits and three runs in one-third of an inning.

Gabe Matthews was 2 for 4 with a double and RBI for Oregon.

Lewis & Clark 2, PACIFIC 1

Cooper Larson's two-run single in the top of the seventh inning and a combined six-hitter by four pitchers lifted the Pioneers to the win at Forest Grove.

Nat Richman (2-1) got the win as the first Pio out of the bullpen, and Austin Conniff pitched a scoreless ninth for his third save of the season.

The Boxers scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh but stranded a runner in each of its final two at-bats.

L&C improved to 5-18 overall. Pacific dropped to 17-10.


• Oregon sprinter Cravon Gillespie, a senior from Pasadena, California, who won the men's 100 meters in an NCAA-leading time of 10.04 (wind-aided) last week, has been named Pac-12 Track Athlete of the Week. He also was on the Ducks' winning 4x100 relay.

• The UO women are ranked fifth in NCAA Division I outdoors, and the UO men are ranked seventh in the nation.

The top four women's ranked teams are No. 1 USC, followed by Texas A&M, LSU and Arkansas. Also from the Pac-12, Colorado is No. 9, Stanford 11th, Washington 20th and UCLA 22nd.

The top six men's teams in the rankings are, in order, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Alabama, Florida, BYU and Houston. Other Pac-12 ranked teams are Arizona (15th), Stanford (16th) and UCLA (17th).

• Senior Giovanni Brown of Concordia met the NCAA Division II provisional qualifying standard and finished second with 6,505 points in the decathlon at the Boxer Combined Events at Forest Grove. Brown ranks 10th in the nation at the D-II level and second in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Corban's Michael Schmidt won with 6,666 points.

Chase Stephens of the Cavaliers took fifth in the heptathlon with 4,212 points.


Oregon State beat Oregon to win The Duck Invitational at Emerald Valley Golf Course in Creswell, and the Ducks' Ryan Gronlund captured the individual title.

The Beavers fired a 4-under 284 total in the final round for a 3-under 861 that beat the runner-up Ducks (294) by 10 strokes for 54 holes.

Boise State (290—875) was third out of 16 teams.

Gronlund shot a 3-uner 69 on Tuesday for a 5-under 211 total, one ahead of Cameron Kaneko of Hawaii (72). OSU's Nolan Thoroughgood (69) was third at 214.


Lamkin Invitatioal

At Rancho Sante Fe, Calif.

Central Arkansas 4, Portland State 1


Portland State 5, NORTHERN COLORADO 2

The Vikings snapped a 17-match Big Sky losing streak, improving to 1-6 in conference and 2-7 overall with the victory in Greeley, Colorado.

UNC fell to 6-10 overall and 1-6 in the Big Sky.

Portland State hadn't won in Big Sky play since April 15, 2017.

No. 1 singles player Jacinta Milenkoski won 6-0, 6-4 for the Viks. Lotti Meszaros won 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 at No. 2. Eszter Zador took the match at No 4, 6-4, 6-1. Alli Valk won at No. 5, 7-5, 2-6, 10-3.

PSU got the doubles point on wins by Milenkoski-Nina Nikitovic and Zador-Valk.


At Santa Monica, Calif.

Loyola Marymount 5, Oregon 0

UCLA 5, Oregon 0

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