FRIDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Oregon softball upsets No. 1 UCLA; Oregon State baseball falls at ASU; Ducks clobber WSU


Another week, another honor for the University of Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu.

On Friday, the junior guard was named winner of the Wooden Award as the most outstanding collegian in her sport.

She got the honor at ESPN's College Basketball Awards Show. Duke's Zion Williamson was the recipient for college men's basketball.

Ionescu is the first Duck and the third Pac-12 player to receive the honor. Kelsey Plum of Washington won it in 2017, and Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike was the winner in 2014.


The Trail Blazers will have the No. 25 of 30 picks in the first round of the June 20 draft.


Oregon 4, UCLA 3

The Ducks stunned the No. 1-ranked Bruins to open their series and give first-year coach Melyssa Lombardi her biggest victory.

UCLA got single runs in the fourth and fifth innings to lead 2-0.

But the Ducks broke through on Jasmine Sievers' RBI double in the sixth, then took the lead later in that frame on April Utecht's two-run home run. Rachel Cid added an HR in the seventh.

UCLA wasn't quite done, though. With two out in the bottom of the seventh and on a 0-2 pitch, Bubba Nickles homered over the fence in center field. Rachel Garcia singled and went to second on an outfield error.

But Oregon ace Jordan Dail (x-x) went the distance, striking out the final batter and giving up six hits with four walks and 12 Ks.

Oregon also had six hits.

The Ducks improved to 17-19 overall and 2-8 in the Pac-12.

The Bruins fell to 35-2 overall and 9-2 in conference.

Oregon State 7, CALFORNIA 1

The Beavers outhit the Bears 11-6 in claiming the series opener.

Shelby Weeks, Camryn Ybarra, Missy Nunes and Kayleen Shafer all had two hits for Oregon State.

Mariah Mazon (11-9) went the distance, walking none and striking out three.

OSU improved to 20-14 overall and 2-9 in the Pac-12.

Cal dropped to 22-19, 1-11.



The Ducks clobbered the Cougars to open their series at Pullman, Washington.

Oregon had 19 hits, scored five runs its first time up, led 9-1 after three innings and tallied 11 runs in the sixth.

Aaron Zavala was 4 for 4, Sam Novitske went 3 for 6 with four RBIs and Jonny DeLuca was 3 for 5 with three RBIs, to name a few of the Ducks with good production on offense.

UO starter Robert Ahlstrom (5-4) went five innings, allowing five of WSU's nine hits and one run.

Oregon climbed to 6-4 in conference and 20-12 overall.

WSU slipped to 7-24 overall and 0-10 in the conference.

ARIZONA STATE 4, Oregon State 1

The host Sun Devils held the Beavers to three hits in the series opener between top-10 teams.

OSU fell to 9-4 in the Pac-12 and 23-8-1 overall.

ASU improved to 10-3, 27-5.

Alex McGarry's sixth home run of the year gave Oregon State a 1-0 lead in the second.

ASU came back with two runs in the bottom half of the inning and added single runs in the fifth and seventh. The Sun Devils totaled 12 hits off four Beaver hurlers, with starter Brandon Eisert (7-1) taking the loss after allowing 11 hits and three runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Alec Marsh went all the way on the mound for Arizona State. He walked one and struck out nine.

Tyler Malone and Andy Armstrong each singled for the Beavers.

Gonzaga 4, PORTLAND 2

The University of Portland fell in its series opener at Joe Etzel Field, as Gonzaga rallied from a 2-1 deficit with a three-run seventh inning and held on.

UP starter Eli Morse (2-5) went 6 2/3 innings, allowing four runs on nine hits and two walks, with seven strikeouts.

The Pilots got RBIs from Daniel Lopez and Cody Hawken but only six hits in all to 12 by the Zags. Chad Stevens was 3 for 4 and scored twice.

The Pilots slipped to 20-15 overall and 2-11 in the West Coast Conference.

The Bulldogs jumped to 15-14, 8-5 WCC.

NORTHWEST NAZARENE 11-4, Concordia 8-3

The Cavaliers dropped a doubleheader on the road.

The Nighthawks took the nightcap after a wild final (seventh) inning in which the home team fell behind 3-1 when CU scored two runs, then got three in the bottom half on a leadoff walk, error, two-run double, intentional walk and one-out sacrifice fly.

The opener started wild as well. Concordia plated six runs in its first at-bat, then gave up five in the bottom of the first. After three innings, Concordia led 8-7. NNU scored one run in the sixth, two in the seventh and one in the eighth and finished with an 18-9 edge in hits.

The Cavaliers fell to 11-24 overall and 9-17 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Northwest Nazarene dropped to 17-14, 13-10.


OREGON 12, California 8

The Ducks snapped a 10-game losing streak, building a 7-4 lead at the half and keeping their distance.

Oregon raised its overall record to 3-12, 1-7 Pac-12.

Cal is 6-9, 3-5.


UCLA 4, Oregon 1

SAINT MARY'S 4, Portland 3

AIR FORCE 4, Portland State 3


Saint Mary's 4, PORTLAND 0

ARIZONA 5, Oregon 2


Oregon State was second out of 15 teams after the first day of the three-day El Macero Classic.

Host UC Davis took the lead with a 2-over-par 290. OSU was one shot back, and Kyosuke Hara of the Beavers took a share of the lead with a 2-under 70, tied with Riley Elmes from Loyola Marymount and Lake Oswego. Spencer Tibbits of Oregon State was at 71.

Cal State Fullerton and San Francisco were tied for third at 297.


UC DAVIS 3, Oregon 2


Former Oregon Duck Aaron Wise fired a 1-under 71 for a 2-over 146 total after two rounds at Augusta National. He was nine strokes off the lead of five players and in a tie for 50th.

Wise birdied the 14th and 15th holes, then parred in. He also had birdies on Nos. 2 and 5, going 3-under on the four par-5s for the day. His bogeys came on the 5th, 9th and 11th holes.

The co-leaders: Francesco Molinari, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen, ahead of a group of tour that included Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods.

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