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SUNDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Cougars clip Ducks in 10 innings; Pilots fall to Gonzaga sweep

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Oregon State 4, ARIZONA STATE 3

The Beavers held on in the ninth inning and improved to 25-8-1 overall and 11-4 in the Pac-12, while the Sun Devils fell to 27-7, 10-5.

ASU, down 4-2 going into the bottom of the ninth, scored and had a man on first base with one out. After a foul out to right field, Christian Chamberlain relieved Jake Mulholland and issued a walk. That brought Mitchell Verburg out of the bullpen. He started 2-0, then struck out the final batter on three more pitches for his second save of the season.

The win went to starter Grant Gambrell, who gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out 10 in 5 2/3 innings.

The Beavers scored all their runs in the fifth, then gave up two in the sixth.

OSU's first run came on Alex McGarry's RBI single. The second run scampered home on a passed ball. Then Jake Cukart hit a two-run single.

The Beavers finished with nine hits to seven for the Sun Devils.

WASHINGTON STATE 8, Oregon 7 (10 innings)

Spencer Steer's two-out grand slam in the top of the ninth inning pulled the Ducks even at 7-7.

But the Cougars' Brody Barnum walked on a run-scoring wild pitch in the 10th as WSU won its first Pac-12 game of the season and averted a sweep, after losing the first two games of the series 21-3 and 11-8.

Washington State improved to 8-25 overall, 1-11 in conference.

Oregon fell to 21-13, 7-5 Pac-12.

WSU scored twice in the first inning and led 7-1 through six frames. The Cougars outhit the Ducks 13-7 and won despite leaving 13 runners on base.

Steer also homered in the fourth to get Oregon to within 3-1.

Oregon trailed 7-3 going into the ninth.

Gonzaga 4, PORTLAND 3 (11 innings)

The Bulldogs got an unearned run in the top of the 11th and left Joe Etzel Field with a three-game sweep.

UP lost the first two games of the set 4-2 and 19-3.

The Pilots are 20-17 overall and 2-13 in the West Coast Conference.

Gonzaga is 17-14, 10-5 WCC.

Each team scored two runs in the third inning. UP got a homer with a man aboard from Cody Hawken.

Gonzaga went ahead in the eighth.

In the ninth, pinch-hitter Jace McKinney singled and Hunter Montgomery got aboard on a catcher's interference McKinney moved to third on Chad Stevens' fly out. Matt Kelly then singled home the tying run, and the game went to extra innings.

Whitworth 18-13, LEWIS & CLARK 3-0

The Pirates had 19 hits in the opener, scoring their final eight runs in the eighth inning. Dylan Moore homered for L&C.

In the nightcap, the Pioneers managed only two hits while giving up 17

Whitworth is 20-11 overall and 17-4 in the Northwest Conference.

The Pioneers dropped to 9-25, 4-17.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

CALIFORNIA 4, Oregon State 1

The Bears outhit the Beavers 11-4 and led all the way to take the series, 2-1. Camryn Ybarra was 2 for 3 with a double for OSU (21-15 overall, 3-10 in the Pac-12). Cal improved to 23-20, 2-12.

UCLA 8, Oregon 1

Tied 1-1, the No. 1-ranked Bruins scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to win the game and series, 2-1.

An RBI single by UO's Haley Cruse tied the score in the fifth inning, but UCLA got three- and four-run home runs in the sixth.

The Bruins raised their record to 37-2 overall and 11-1 in the Pac-12.

Oregon fell to 17-21, 2-10.

MONTANA 7, Portland State 4

The Grizzlies completed a 3-0 sweep of the visiting Vikings, who led the finale 3-0 after two innings, then gave up four runs in the third and eventually trailed 7-3 after five innings.

Darian Lindsey of PSU went 3 for 4 with two home runs, double and three RBIs.

The Viks dropped to 13-24 for the season and 2-6 in the Big Sky.

The Griz went to 14-26, 4-5.

Concordia 5-10, WESTERN OREGON 7-7

The teams remained tied for third in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference after a Sunday split in Monmouth.

The visiting Cavaliers led the nightcap for good after a five-run second inning. Macy Besuyen, Mckenzie Smith and Allie Hancock each drove in two runs in the victory. Hancock pitched the final 6 1/3 innings and got the win, giving up five runs on seven hits.

Concordia is 22-19 overall, WOU 24-13. Both are 12-8 in the GNAC.

WHITWORTH 9, Lewis & Clark 1

The host Pirates won in six innings, raising their record to 23-8 overall and 17-4 in the Northwest Conference.

L&C (11-22, 6-17) got two of its five hits and lone RBI from Olivia Brackin.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S LACROSSE

Stanford 18, OREGON 12

The 18th-ranked Cardinal nursed a 12-5 halftime lead and improved to 11-4 overall and 6-3 in the Pac-12.

The Ducks fell to 3-13, 1-8.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S TENNIS

ARIZONA STATE 6, Oregon 1

SOUTHERN UTAH 5, Portland State 2

COLLEGE MEN'S TENNIS

NORTHERN COLORADO 4, Portland State 3

PACIFIC 4, Portland 1

Lewis & Clark 7, WILLAMETTE 2

COLLEGE MEN'S GOLF

Oregon State placed second in the El Macero Classic hosted by UC Davis. Texas Tech won with a par 864 for 54 holes at El Macero (Calif.) Country Club. OSU's 870 edged Cal State Fullerton by one in the 15-team tournament.

Spencer Tibbits was low scorer for the Beavers with a 1-over 271. He finished 10th.

MASTERS

Aaron Wise, the former University of Oregon standout playing in his first Masters, bettered his Saturday 68 by one shot to finish 17th at 7-under 281.

In his closing 67, he birdied the 6th, 7th, 10th, 13th, 16th and 18th holes while making bogey on the 12th.

GOLF

Nate Blauer of Rock Creek Country Club won the OGA Tournament of Champions at Gearhart Golf Links by two shots with a 3-under 69.

Four golfers, including Adam Harrington of Portland Golf Club and Philip Bagdade of Heron Lakes Golf Club, tied for second with 71s.

The women's title went to Suzana Cook of Redmond, whose 1-under 71 nipped Gretchen Johnson of Portland Golf Club by one stroke.

Pat O'Donnell of Arrowhead Golf Club claimed the senior men's division with a 4-under 68. Byron Patton from Eastmoreland Golf Course was one of two runners-up at 72.


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