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TUESDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Washington rallies for baseball victory at Portland; UO comes from behind to sweep Portland State in softball

COLLEGE BASEBALL

NEVADA 7, Oregon State 6 (10 innings)

Keaton Smith hit the first pitch of the bottom of the 10th over the left-field wall as the Wolf Pack completed a two-game, nonconference sweep at Reno.

Nevada (23-18) rallied twice to force extra innings, scoring twice in the ninth.

Oregon State (28-10-1) took a 6-4 lead on a Joe Casey home run in the top of the ninth.

In the bottom half, three Nevada singles, an error and a sacrifice fly produced two runs off of Jake Mulholland (2-1).

Oregon State led 4-0 through the top of the fifth, but Nevada knocked out starter Jake Pfennigs in the bottom of the fifth, when four hits and en error tied the game.

Casey went 3 for 4 and scored twice, his fourth multiple-hit outing in five games.

Adley Rutschman went 3 for 5 with a double for OSU. He scored once and had one RBI.

The Beavers had 12 hits, the Wolf Pack had 11.

The Beavers return to Pac-12 play at home versus Washington State, Friday through Sunday. Friday's game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

Washington 8, PORTLAND 3

The Huskies answered a fast start from the Pilots to win the nonconference game at Joe Etzel Field.

Matt Kelly had a home run and double in a 3-for-4 game for the Pilots, and Henry Cheney also homered as Portland (21-20) took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the first.

But that was all the scoring for the Pilots as five Huskies pitchers scattered six hits over the last eight innings.

The Huskies (18-17) responded with three runs in the second thanks to a couple free passes and wild pitches in addition to two singles against starter Kevin Baker (0-5).

Washington added two run in the third and single runs in the fourth and fifth.

Portland returns to West Coast Conference play Friday through Sunday at home against Santa Clara.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

OREGON 5-9, Portland State 3-8

At Jane Sanders Stadium, the Ducks rallied from six runs back to complete the doubleheader sweep.

A two-run home run by Cherish Burks and a three-run inside-the-park home run by Haley Cruse highlighted the six-run fifth inning that put the Ducks in front 9-8 in the second game.

Oregon's Allee Bunker was 2 for 4 with a double and Shaye Bowden was 2 for 3 with a solo home run in the second game.

Portland State outhit Oregon 13-9 in the second game, with Marissa Bruno and Rachel Menlove each 3 for 4.

In the first game for Oregon, Bowden went 2 for 3 with a homer, a double and three RBIs as the Ducks won despite getting outhit 10-8.

Jordan Dail (17-10) struck out seven and scattered the 10 hits.

Ashley Doyle homered for Portland State, and Menlove was 3 for 4 with two doubles.

Oregon (21-22) next plays host to Oregon State for three games, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Friday.

Portland State (16-26) returns to Big Sky play with three games at Sacramento State, beginning with a Friday doubleheader.

MEN'S BASKETBALL

• As expected, Cole Anthony chose North Carolina over Oregon, making his college choice Tuesday live on ESPN.

The son of former Trail Blazers guard Greg Anthony was considered by many to be the top guard in the Class of 2019. He had been quiet about his decision, though North Carolina was considered the favorite to land him when he announced he would chose from among the Tar Heels, Ducks, Georgetown and Notre Dame.

• The roster churn continues for the Ducks as guard Victor Bailey Jr. reportedly will enter the transfer portal. Bailey saw his playing time reduced as the Ducks made their postseason run. He did not play in their Sweet 16 loss to Virginia.

THORNS

Portland's Christine Sinclair was named National Women's Soccer League player of the week for Week 2 in voting by journalists who cover the league.

Sinclair, 35, scored three goals in Portland's 4-4 draw on Saturday at Chicago. It was the second NWSL hat trick and seventh multi-goal game with the Thorns for Sinclair.

It is the second week in a row the Thorns have had the player of the week. Tobin Heath won for Week 1.

The Thorns play on Sunday at Sky Blue FC. Kickof is at 3 p.m. PT.

COLLEGE MEN'S GOLF

Host Oregon will enter Wednesday's final round of the Pac-12 tournament at Eugene Country Club in fifth place after closing strong on the back nine Tuesday.

The Ducks trailed first-place California by 16 strokes through three rounds. The Bears were 15-under-par (1,050), three strokes up on UCLA and four ahead of Stanford.

Oregon State, at 48-over, was 11th. 

Freshman Craig Ronne continued to lead the way for the Ducks. Ronne shot par 71 on Tuesday and was tied for eighth at 2-under 211.

Senior Ryan Gronlund shot 67 and was tied for 16th at 213. Freshman Donald Kay (214) was tied for 20th after a 72. Freshman Yin Ho Yue (215) was tied for 24th after a 71. Tom Gueand (tied for 45th) and Edwin Yi (tied for 55th) each shot 76 in the third round.

Oregon State's Spencer Tibbits was tied for 34th at 218 after a 76.

California's Collin Morikawa shot 64 to take the lead at 202. He was one stroke ahead of Utah's Kyler Dunkle and three strokes up on two others.

• At Coeur d'Alene (Idaho) Resort, Jake Wiley of Concordia tied for second and the Cavaliers finished third in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference championships.

Western Washington, led by freshman medalist Brody Bonifillo's 3-under 210, won the team title. Wiley and Western Washington's Jordan Lee tied for second, one stroke back at 211.

Concordia's Jaxson Daskalos tied for fourth at 215.

WWU shot 1-under to easily claim the automatic berth to the NCAA Division II championships. Simon Fraser was 15 strokes back, and Concordia was 20 strokes behind the Vikings.

• Warner Pacific finished seventh and Multnomah eighth in the Cascade Collegiate Conference tournament at Pronghorn Resort in Bend.

Warner Pacific was 158 strokes behind champion University of British Columbia, which played the three rounds in 12-under. Multnomah was 203 strokes behind the winners.

Multnomah's Tyler Whittaker finished 18th at 19-over.

Warner Pacific's Chase Snodgrass tied for 25th at 24-over.

UBC had four of the top five golfers, led by medalist Andrew Harrison at 6-under.

COLLEGE WOMEN'S GOLF

Simon Fraser's strong second round denied Concordia a second consecutive GNAC title. Simon Fraser shot 294 on Tuesday at Coeur d'Alene (Idaho) Resort to move from third to first, three strokes ahead of runner-up Concordia with a two-day score of 613.

Four Cavaliers finished among the top 10, led by Shantel Antonio's 10-over 152. Cammie Decker was sixth (154), Kaley Saludares was seventh (155) and Kendall Freeman tied for eighth (157).

Concordia will find out later this week if it gets an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II West/South Central regional.


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