SATURDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/OSU wins in softball; Timbers 2 edge Sacramento 1-0 at Merlo Field



The Ducks clinched a series victory with their second win in two days at Pullman, Washington, though the Cougars made it close at the end after being blown out on Friday.

A six-run Washington State eighth inning cut Oregon's lead to 10-8.

The Ducks improved to 21-12 overall and 7-4 in the Pac-12.

The Cougars slipped to 7-25, 0-11.

Sam Novitske, leading off for UO, went 4 for 6 and drove in two runs. Tanner Smith scored the game's first run with a third-inning home run. Evan Williams homered for Oregon in the fifth, and Spencer Steer's sixth-inning grand slam put the Ducks in front 8-0.

Cullen Kafka (4-2) worked the first six innings for the win. He allowed two runs on six hits and two walks, with six strikeouts. Ryne Nelson got the final four outs for his third save of the year.

Oregon State 6, ARIZONA STATE 4

Joe Casey's two-run single in the eighth inning propelled OSU to the win and a 1-1 tie in the three-game series at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

Casey had two of Oregon State's 12 hits, as did Adley Rutschman and Alex McGarry. Ryan Ober had three hits for the Beavers (24-8-1 for the season and 10-4 in the Pac-12).

Christian Chamberlain (3-3) got the win with two scoreless innings out of the bullpen, and Jake Mulholland tossed a perfect ninth for his fifth save of 2019.

The Sun Devils are 27-6, 10-4.

Gonzaga 19, PORTLAND 3

The Bulldogs chased Kevin Baker after 1 1/3 innings, building a 6-0 lead en route to a 20-hit night at Joe Etzel Field.

The Pilots fell to 20-16 overall and 2-12 in the West Coast Conference.

The Bulldogs are 16-14, 9-5 WCC.

Concordia 3-9, NORTHWEST NAZARENE 5-6

Concordia's bats came alive for 14 hits, six for extra bases, in the nightcap in Nampa, Idaho. The win snapped a five-game skid.

Liam Knowles, Isaiah Hatch, Eddie Vasquez, Jordan Farhat, Dominic Enbody and Jake Wikel all had two hits in Game 2 for the Cavaliers, and Knowles drove in three runs.

The Cavs are 12-24 overall and 10-18 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

The Nighthawks are 17-15, 14-11 GNAC.

Whitworth 8, LEWIS & CLARK 4

The visiting Pirates took a 5-0 lead after three innings, tacked on three runs in the ninth and outhit L&C 15-9.

Jacob Serafini had two RBIs for the Pioneers, who fell to 9-23 overall and 4-15 in Northwest Conference action.

The Pirates are 18-11, 15-4 NWC.


Oregon State 6, CALIFORNIA 4

A three-run sixth inning that included Shelby Weeks' two-RBI double and then Jessica Garcia's run-scoring single put OSU on top 6-4.

The Beavers are 21-14 for the year and 2-10 in the Pac-12.

The Bears are 22-20, 1-12.

UCLA 8, Oregon 3

Oregon got eight hits, but gave up three runs in the third inning and five in the fourth to fall behind 8-1 as No. 1-ranked UCLA bounced back from a 4-3 loss in Friday's series opener.

The Ducks dropped to 17-20 overall and 2-9 in the Pac-12.

The Bruins are 36-2, 10-1.

MONTANA 9-11, Portland State 1-7

Three home runs helped UM take the series opener, and a nine-run sixth inning lifted the Griz to a Saturday sweep to open the three-game series at Missoula, Montana.

PSU led the nightcap 7-2 before Montana's outsburst. The Vikings led that game in hits 15-12 but stranded 10 runners.

The Grizzlies are 13-26 overall and 3-5 in the Big Sky.

The Vikings fell to 13-23, 2-5.

Western Oregon 3-5, CONCORDIA 4-0

The host Cavaliers got a split at Porter Park, scoring four runs over the final three innings of the opener to overcome a 3-0 deficit.

Game 2 was 1-0 until WOU scored four runs in the top of the seventh.

CU pinch-hitter Marisa Stockton blasted a three-run home run to left field in the bottom of the fifth to tie the early game. The winning run came on Hannah Self's walk-off sacrifice fly.

The Cavaliers are 21-17 overall and 11-6 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

The Wolves are 22-12, 10-7 GNAC.

WHITWORTH 12, Lewis & Clark 8

At Spokane, Washington, the Pirates won the first game of a scheduled doubleheader and were leading 2-0 in the bottom of the first inning of the nightcap when it was suspended by rain.

It will be resumed at 11 a.m. Sunday, then followed by a 1 p.m. doubleheader.

Sydney Cross had a grand slam in the loss.

The Pioneers dropped to 11-20 for the season and 6-15 in the Northwest Conference.

The Pirates are 21-8, 15-4 NWC.


Oregon 4, Pacific 1

The Ducks finished their regular season with a win at Davis, California, to get to 4-9-1, their best mark ever. No. 1 team Brooke Nuneviller and Lindsey Vander Weide won 21-15, 21-14, and set a program record for single-season and career pairs victories (10 this season).


USC 4, Oregon 0


Portland State 6, DIXIE STATE 1

PORTLAND 4, Pacific 1

LINFIELD 8, Lewis & Clark 1


Oregon State is third, one shot out of the lead, through two rounds of the El Macero Classic hosted by UC Davis. The final round in Sunday at El Macero (California) Country Club.

Texas Tech and Cal State Fullerton are tied at 1-under 575. UC Davis is fourth at 578 in the 15-team event.

Texas Tech's Sandy Scott and Ivan Ramirez lead at 3-under 141. Sean Kato of Oregon State, who shot 6-under 66 after an opening 76, is in a three-way tie for third, one off the pace.


Portland 1, Sacramento 0

Modou Jadama converted a 29th-minute penalty kick as Portland defeated the Sacramento Republic 1-0 before 1,116 fans at Merlo Field.

Portland improved to 4-1-1 (13 points) and at least temporarily moved into first place in the Western Conference of the USL Championship.

Sacramento is 3-2-1 and fourth in the conference.

Jadama, a center back and one of four MLS Timbers in the T2 lineup on Saturday, cleanly converted his penalty kick after a hand ball foul in the penalty area committed by defender Shannon Gomez.

The Republic finished with nine players because two second-half substitutes each picked up two yellow cards, including former T2 player Villyan Bijev.

T2 is home again next Saturday, playing host to Colorado Springs at 7 p.m. at Merlo Field.


Former Oregon Ducks star Aaron Wise fired his best round yet of the 2019 Masters, a 4-under-par 68, and was tied for 31st going into Sunday's final round.

Wise was at 2-under 214, 11 behind the leader, Francesco Molinari.

Wise's 68 came with six birdies on two bogeys (on Nos. 9 and 18). He birdied three of the par-5s, parring the 15th. He also birdied the par-3 12th and 16th holes and the par-4 7th.


Rain wiped out the first round of the OGA Tournament of Champions at Gearhart Golf Links.

An 18-hole Sunday round, to start at 7:30 a.m., will determine the winner in the men's, women's and senior men's divisions. More than 125 players are entered.

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