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SATURDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Ducks win at Utah, Pilots fall to LMU; Burk's pitching leads Portland State to victory


Oregon State 10, WASHINGTON 7

The Beavers beat the Huskies for the second day in a row to secure a series win.

The final game is 2 p.m. Sunday in Seattle. OSU hasn't swept the Huskies since 2005.

Oregon State (18-5-1, 5-3 Pac-12) woke up its offense, generating 12 hits, including a three-run home run in the opening inning from by Ryan Ober.

The Beavers batted around and scored five runs in their first at-bat. UW fought back into a 6-6 tie through five frames, but OSU came up with four runs in the seventh.

Adley Rutschman a three-run double in the seventh for Oregon State. Ober finished 3 for 5.

Mitchell Verburg (1-0), the second of four Beavers to take the mound, got the win, despite giving up a three-run HR. He worked 1 2/3 innings, allowing one run, after starter Bryce Fehmel was touched for five runs (four earned) and four hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Washington fell to 14-8, 5-3 in conference.

Oregon 9, UTAH 4

In a game delayed a day and more by snow in Salt Lake City, the Ducks led all the way and by as much as 9-0.

Utah got three runs in the eighth and one in the ninth, leaving the bases loaded, in a comeback bid.

Tanner Smith paced Oregon with a home run and three RBIs, Spencer Steer had a dougle and three RBIs, and leadoff man Sam Novitske was 2 for 5, both doubles, and scored twice.

Robert Ahlstrom, who worked the first 7 1/3 innings, allowed one run (unearned) on five hits, with two walls and eight strikeouts.

The Ducks are 14-10 overall and 3-4 in the Pac-12.

The Utes are 7-13, 1-6.

The series is set to conclude with a 10 a.m. PT Sunday doubleheader.

Loyola Marymount 10, PORTLAND 3

Coming off a 2-1 loss on Friday night, the host Pilots gave up runs in each of the first three innings to fall behind 4-0 and guarantee a series defeat.

Hunter Montgomery's fifth-inning home brought UP to within 6-1. Daniel Lopez hit a two-run HR in the eighth.

But the Pilots ended the game with five hits to 13 for Loyola Marymount.

UP dropped to 16-11 overall and 1-7 in the West Coast Conference.

LMU is 17-9, 7-1 WCC.

The series finale is noon Sunday at Joe Etzel Field.

Montana State Billings 6-2, CONCORDIA 0-3

The host Cavaliers won the finale after going 0-3 to start the four-game series.

CU (10-18 overall, 8-12 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference) won the Saturday nightcap in eight innings on Kyler Kedroske's one-out RBI single up the middle.

It snapped a 10-game win streak by MSU Billings.

Damon Peters opener the scoring, homering to left in the first for a 1-0 Concordia lead. The Cavs got an unearned run in the fifth to lead 2-1. The Yellowjackets tied the game in the sixth.

Trevor Huddleston worked the first six innings of Game 2 and gave up one hit and five walks, with five strikeouts.

Dylan Diaz (2-1) collected the win, allowing one hit, no walks and no runs over the final two innings. He struck out one.

Each team had seven hits in the opener, but MSU Billings took control with five runs in the third inning, the final four on a grand slam by Landon Peterson off starter Jake Roes (1-1).

Lewis & Clark 18, New Rochelle 5

LA VERNE 12, Lewis & Clark 0

The Pioneers took their first game with 12 hits and a seven-run fifth inning that boosted their lead to 14-2.

Nine Pioneers drove in at least one run, with Cooper Larson getting a game-high three RBIs on two walks and a sacrifice fly.

Dominic Monozon (2-5) went the first seven innings, allowing six hits and five runs (one earned), with six strikeouts.

Later Saturday, La Verne held the Pios to seven hits.

Lewis & Clark is 6-21 overall.


PORTLAND STATE 3, Northern Colorado 0

Alyssa Burk, whose complete game led the Vikings to a win in the nightcap of a Friday doubleheader against UNC, came back Saturday afternoon with something even better to give the Viks a 2-1 series win.

Burk spun a no-walk, 11-strikeout two-hitter in Game 3, after giving up three hits and no walks with 10Ks in Game 2 at Gordon Faber Recreation Complex.

The senior from Fontana, Calif., improved to 3-5 this season with only a one-out double in the second and two-out single to right allowed.

Marissa Bruno brought home the first run with a fourth-inning sacrifice fly. It scored Tayler Gunesch, who had led off with a double. Later that inning, Sala Pedebone capped a four-hit inning by driving in two runs with a single.

Portland State improved to 11-18 overall and 2-3 in the Big Sky.

The Bears fell to 6-28, 1-4.

Oregon 7, STANFORD 2

A day after coming close to an upset, the Ducks pulled off their first Pac-12 win under new coach Melyssa Lombardi.

For the second day in a row, they scored in the first inning — five runs this time, on homers by Shaye Bowden (grand slam) and then Rachel Cid — and this time held on.

Oregon finished with 14 hits, and pitchers Maddie MacGrandle (3-6) and Kailey Krueger held Stanford to six. MacGrandle went the first 4 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits.

Haley Cruse, Oregon's leadoff batter, was 4 for 5.

The Ducks climbed to 13-17, 1-7 in conference.

Stanford fell to 24-5, 3-1.

WASHINGTON 5, Oregon State 2

The Huskies made more of their five hits than the Beavers did of their three.

Mariah Mazon (9-7) went the distance for OSU, which fell to 17-12 overall and 1-7 in the Pac-12.

Washington, ranked seventh, is 28-6, 5-3.

The Huskies lead the three-game series 2-0.

Academy of Art 3, Concordia 2 (8 innings)

Concordia 4, Cal State San Bernardino 3

At Turlock, California, Academy of Art got a two-out single to score the winning run from third base in the eighth inning.

Concordia (16-15) then won a game in which each team had six hits, scoring twice each in the fourth and fifth innings and giving up three in the sixth.

The Cavaliers, held to one hit (Karley Yoshioka's RBI triple in the first) in the first game of the day, Hannah Self of CU homered and had two RBIs in the second game. Mckenzie Smith (9-6) went the distance in the nightcap.

PUGET SOUND 10-8, Lewis & Clark 1-6

The Pioneers dropped two league games on the road, though they started and closed with a bang, with three runs in the first and seventh innings of the nightcap.

L&C fell to 3-11 overall, 1-9 in the Northwest Conference.

UPS went to 4-15, 2-8.


Oregon finished tied for ninth out of 27 teams in The Goodwin at Stanford, California.

The Ducks totaled 27-over-par 867 for 54 holes. Stanford shot 8-under 832 for an 18-stroke edge on runner-up USC.

Oregon's Ryan Gronlund shot a 4-over 76 on the final day to fall into a tie for 19th at 4-over 214.

Stanford's Brandon Wu and David Snyder shared the top spot for three rounds at 206, and Wu won in a playoff.


Oregon was seventh among 14 entrants at the PING/ASU Invitational in Phoenix. The Ducks' 12-over total of 588 with one round to go left them 17 strokes behind first-place Stanford, which had a one-shot lead on host Arizona State.

Petra Salko of Oregon was tied for sixth after shooting a 2-under 70 for a 3-under 141 through 36 holes. Stanford's Andrea Lee (70) was at 137, one ahead of USC's Jennifer Chang and Oklahoma's Kaitlin Milligan.

• Oregon State were seventh out of 17 teams with one round remaining in the Bryan National Collegiate at Browns Summit, North Carolina. The Beavers had a 17-over 593 total. Wake Forest's 20-under 556 was leading runner-up North Carolina State by 16 shots.

Ellie Slama of OSU was tied for eighth at 2-under 142 with her second 71. The co-leaders were from Wake Forest; Jennifer Kupcho and Emilia Migliaccio each shot 136.


Portland 5, SAN FRANCISCO 2

The Pilots snapped a four-match skid and improved to 6-10 for the season, 1-3 in the West Coast Conference.

The Dons slipped to 3-11, 0-5.


NORTHERN ARIZONA 7, Portland State 0

PORTLAND 4, San Francisco 2

The Pilots improved to 2-2 in the West Coast Conference and 7-7 overall with the win at Louisiana Pacific Tennis Center. The Dons dropped to 1-3, 8-8. UP's top singles player, Jelena Lukic, won 6-1, 6-4.


OHIO STATE 11, Oregon 5

The Ducks (2-10) lost their eighth in a row, getting outscored 8-4 after halftime at Sparks, Maryland. Ohio State is 8-4.


OREGON 278.620, Azusa Pacific 269.270

The No. 2-ranked Ducks improved to 5-1 with the win at home over No. 3 Azusa Pacific. It was Oregon's final home meet. The Ducks will battle host and No. 1 Baylor on April 7, then begin the national championships with quarterfinals at Waco, Texas, on April 25.


Former Oregon Duck Ben Crane's 4-under 68 put him in a tie for 13th with one round to go in the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship.

Crane is at 9-under 207 through 54 holes at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Graeme McDowell fired a 64 to take a one-stroke lead at 15-under 201 and over Chris Stroud, with Sungjae Im (69) and Aaron Baddeley (68) tied for third at 203.

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