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WEDNESDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Dail tosses no-hitter at Pacific as UO softball ends 12-game slide; Thorns fall in preseason match; Pilots name new women's hoops coach

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Oregon 12, UTAH VALLEY 9

Three-run home runs by Gabe Matthews (second inning) and Taylor Adams (sixth) helped the Ducks pick up the nonleague win.

Matthews totaled four RBIs for Oregon (13-10)

Utah Valley slipped to 5-19.

Seattle at PORTLAND

The game at Joe Etzel Field was halted by rain in the bottom of the fifth inning, with the visiting Redhawks leading 13-12. It will be resumed on Tuesday, April 2, at Bellevue, Washington. Daniel Lopez was 2 for 3 with two RBIs for UP before the suspension, and Cody Hawken had three RBIs and two runs scored.

GEORGE FOX 8, Lewis & Clark 6

The visiting Pioneers fell to 5-19, after leading 6-5 going into the bottom of the sixth. Joey Oda had two RBIs for the Pios. The Bruins are 16-8.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Oregon 5, PACIFIC 0

Behind a no-hitter from Jordan Dail (10-8), the Ducks snapped a 12-game losing streak with a win over the nonleague Tigers at Stockton, California.

Oregon got three runs in the second inning, two on a home-run by April Utecht, one in the sixth on a single by Hannah Galey from Scappoose, and another in the seventh.

Dail issued five walks and 13 strikeouts.

The Ducks raised their record to 12-16. Pacific is 14-16.

Lewis & Clark 10, Kalamazoo 2 (6 innings)

Lewis & Clark 4, Thomas (Maine) 3

A Wednesday sweep at Clermont, Florida lifted the Pioneers to 8-14.

Sydney Cross' single in the bottom of the seventh scored pinch-runner Sierra Gunderson with the winning run in the nightcap. Frankie Warden of L&C had tied the score at 3-3 with a single in the fifth. Megan Anderson (2-7) went the distance, allowing two earned runs and four hits.

The Pioneers outhit Kalamazoo 11-2, withh Ana Zimmerman blasting a third-inning grand slam to help back Emily Drevdahl's two-hit pitching.

Concordia at Holy Names

A scheduled doubleheader was canceled due to inclement weather, as was Thursday's scheduled nonconference doubleheader between Concordia and Notre Dame de Namur.

Corban at PORTLAND STATE, ppd.

Rain wiped out the nonleague game at Gordon Faber Recreation Center. The Vikings (9-17) rescheduled it for 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 17.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S GOLF

At Rancho Sante Fe, California

UC Davis 4, Portland State 1

COLLEGE WOMEN'S TENNIS

Cal State Fullerton 4, PORTLAND 3

The Pilots dropped to 6-7. The Titans are 10-3.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S LACROSSE

DELAWARE 18, Oregon 8

The Ducks fell to 2-9 with their seventh loss in a row.

Delaware, which led 13-6 at halftime, is 5-5.

COLLEGE BEACH VOLLEYBALL

Oregon 5, Concordia (Calif.) 0

LONG BEACH STATE 4, Oregon 1

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

The University of Portland has hired Michael Meek as its coach.

The coach at George Fox for the past nine seasons, Meek guided the Bruins to eight NCAA Division III tournaments, reaching the national championship game twice. George Fox won the Northwest Conference title six times under Meek, who followed current Oregon State coach Scott Rueck as head coach at the Newberg university.

Meek had a 230-35 record at George Fox. He replaces Cheryl Sorenson, who was not retained following her fifth season as the Pilots coach. Portland went 33-137 under Sorenson.

Before coaching George Fox, Meek was the coach at Southridge High for 10 seasons. The Skyhawks won five large-classification state championships in a six-year span under Meek.

THORNS

U.S. U23s 1, PORTLAND 0

A penalty kick in the sixth minute by Catarina Macario was all the scoring in an exhibition in front of 1,943 fans at Merlo Field.

The match was notable for the professional debut of 13-year-old Olivia Moultrie, who played most of the second half on the wing for the Thorns.

After signing an endorsment deal with Nike, Moultrie and her family moved to Portland, where she has been training with the Thorns. She is not old enough to play in National Women's Soccer League games so Moultrie will not play for the Thorns in the regular season. She will train with the Thorns and play and train with the Thorns Academy youth program.

Elizabeth Ball and 2019 draft pick Emil Ogle were among the Thorns who played for the first time this season. Portland used 16 players.

The Thorns will play their final preseason game at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Merlo Field against Reign FC.

PGA TOUR

Former University of Oregon golfer Aaron Wise lost 3 and 1 to Tiger Woods in one of 32 first-round matches of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin, Texas.

Wise, seeded No. 61 and in his second season on the PGA Tour, fell 2-down early but was all square through 12 holes. Woods, seeded 13th, won the 12th, 16th and 17th with birdies.


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