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TUESDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Ducks jump on Gonzaga at PK Park; Oregon moves up in NCAA men's golf regional, and Yi ties for lead; Jesuit sweeps 6A golf titles


OREGON STATE 4, Portland 3

The Beavers got their revenge on the Portland Pilots after losing to them earlier this season.

OSU improved to 34-15-1 with six games left in the regular season. The Pilots, who beat Oregon State 5-1 on March 26, slipped to 24-26 with three to go.

Defense stood out in this one. Both teams finished with four hits, struggling to make solid contact. Sophomore Nathan Burns (2-0) was the winning pitcher, going six innings with no hits and two strikeouts. Portland senior Cameron Richman (1-2) took the loss, giving up three runs in 1.1 innings.

Oregon State struck first, getting an RBI single from junior right fielder Tyler Malone to drive in junior shortstop Beau Phillip in the bottom of the first.

But in the third, Portland took the lead from the Beavers thanks to a three-run homer from senior left fielder Cody Hawken.

Scoring went flat after that. Both teams struggled offensively, with Portland failing to get on base in the final two innings.

Oregon State struggled to get a hit until the seventh inning after scoring in the first. Overall, the Pilots hit .138 while the Beavers hit .143.

The drought ended in the seventh inning for the Beavers. After Richman walked two and gave up a single, UO redshirt sophomore third baseman George Mendazona hit a three-RBI double to take the lead back from the Pilots.

UP was unable to get on base the rest of the way.

Portland embarks on a three-game trip to Stockton, California to face off against Pacific, starting Friday at 6 p.m.

Oregon State will travel to Stanford, with the first game also at 6 p.m. Friday.

OREGON 10, Gonzaga 3

At PK Park, the Ducks outhit the Bulldogs 10-5 and led the nonconference game all the way, improving to 26-24.

Gonzaga (28-21) gave up two runs in the first inning on Evan Williams' two-out, two-run double.

Jakob Goldfarb made it a 3-0 lead with a two-out single in the third, and Oregon got four unearned runs in the fifth to go ahead 7-2.

Hunter Beault (1-0) earned the win. He pitched only the fifth, giving up no hits and striking out two batters.

Starter Kolby Somers gave up four hits and two runs, with no walks and four K's, over four innings before the crowd of 973.

Oregon opens a Pac-12 series at USC at 6 p.m. Friday.


Oregon State stayed tied for 10th while Oregon moved to a tie for sixth in the second round of the NCAA Division I Myrtle Beach regional at Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.

The Ducks shot a par 286, putting their total through two rounds at 1-over 577, 12 strokes behind leader Ohio State.

Ducks senior Edwin Yi moved into a tie for first, shooting a 5-under 67 for the best score of the day. He was at 8-under 136.

The Beavers struggled, shooting 6-over 296 for a 590 total. Their highest scorer was Kyosuke Hara, who shot 75 and was at 2-over 146.

Both teams had four players in the top 50. Oregon freshman Yin Hu-Yue (146) was tied for 26th after a 76, redshirt senior Ryan Garland (147) was tied for 34th after shooting 72, and freshman Craig Ronne (148) shot 73 to move up to a tie at 46th.

Oregon State sophomore Spencer Tibbits was at 147, after going around in 76. Freshman Sean Kato (149) had the low round of the day for OSU with a 71 and moved up to 50th, while junior Shawn Lu (148) was tied for 41st after a 72.

The final round begins at 4:30 a.m. PT Wednesday.


Jesuit junior Andrew Reinhardt made a lengthy birdie putt on the 17th hole to win the Class 6A championship, and the Jesuit boys and girls teams claimed titles as the Oregon School Activities Association state tournaments concluded Tuesday.

Reinhardt shot a second-round, 3-under-par 68 for a 3-under 139 total at Tysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis.

Second place went to the defending champion, Lincoln senior Nate Stember, who had a 69 and finished one stroke back.

The Jesuit boys had four of the top nine finishers and all five players in the top 11 as it garnered a 36-hole total of 4-over 572 and beat runner-up Mountainside by 600 strokes in a 1-2 Metro League finish.

Summit was third at 614, with Central Catholic fourth at 620. Lincoln placed 11th out of 14 teams, shooting 647.

Freshman Ethan Tseng of Jesuit shot 70 for third place at 141.

The girls from Jesuit edged Metro League rival Westview by eight shots. The Crusaders had a 40-over 616 total, scoring 301 in round 2 to Westview's 324. West Linn was third at 653. St. Mary's Academy came in sixth at 692, Wilson (792) tied for 12th, and Cleveland (797) was 14th.

The 6A girls individual champion, senior Olivia Loberg of Summit closed with a 1-over 73 for a 3-under 141 total and five-shot victory over second-place Westview junior Alexa Udom, who shot 79 on Tuesday. A Westview senior, Jessica Ponce, was third at 147 after a 76.

Jesuit senior Haley Hummelt (71) and Central Catholic sophomore Elise Deschaine (76) tied for fifth at 150. Tied for seventh at 151 were three players, including St. Mary's Academy senior Alex Tomita (74) and Jesuit junior Mary Scott Wolfe (75).

• Oregon Episcopal School captured the 3A/2A/1A boys championship at Emerald Valley Golf Club in Creswell.

The Aardvarks had an 88-over 664 total. Bandon was second at 730. Riverdale was fifth at 751, and Portland Adventist Academy took sixth out of 12 teams at 780.

OES sophomores Will Phillips and Nic Nautiyal placed second and third, respectively. Phillips had a second-day 74, 2-over, for a 15-over 159, and Nautiyal shot 77 to finish one stroke back of his teammate.

La Pine junior Tommy Rohde (77) won with a 157.

• In the 4A/3A/2A/1A girls tournament at Eagle Crest Ridge Course, Riverdale sophomore Yvonne Vinceri finished second. She shot a 2-under 70 on Tuesday to get to 2-over 146.

The winner, sophomore Baylee Hammericksen of St. Mary's (Medford), had a final-day 70 for a 139 total.

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