Oregon State baseball downs Stanford
Oregon State 5, STANFORD 2
Oregon State split its rain-shortened series 1-1 with a 5-2 victory at Sunken Diamond.
The win put the two teams in a tie for second in the Pac-12, both 20-6. Oregon State is 35-16-1 overall, Stanford is 39-10.
It is the third consecutive year the Beavers have finished with at least 20 conference wins.
Junior Grant Gambrell (5-1) earned the win after starting for the Beavers, giving up five hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Junior Jake Mulholland got his eighth save of the year.
Junior lefty Erik Miller (7-2) took the loss for Stanford, giving up four runs off of six hits in four innings.
The Beavers put up good numbers offensively, getting 13 hits. They didn't need the bat to get their first three runs, scoring two off a wild pitch in the first inning and another by way of junior center fielder Preston Jones getting hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the third.
Senior first baseman Zak Taylor hit his first home run of the season in the fifth inning, and sophomore right fielder Alex McGarry followed with an RBI single for a 5-0 lead.
Stanford was able to score off the bat of junior designated hitter Will Matthiessen, who hit an RBI single in the sixth and a sacrifice fly in the eighth to make it a 5-2 game.
Oregon State opens a three-game, regular season-ending home series against USC at 6 p.m. Thursday.
USC 8, Oregon 2
Oregon dropped its series finale at Dedeaux Field, giving the Trojans a 2-1 weekend edge.
Oregon sophomore Kolby Somers (1-4) gave up five runs and six hits to go along with three strikeouts in 5.2 innings.
Sophomore Kyle Hurt (2-7) of USC had seven strikeouts and allowed two runs in six innings.
The Ducks (27-26, 10-17 Pac-12) are ninth in the Pac-12 while the Trojans (23-27-1, 10-17) are eighth.
Junior Spencer Steer was a bright spot for Oregon. The third baseman hit a two-RBI double and went 1 for 3.
For the Trojans, Brandon Perez hit a two-RBI double in the sixth that extended their lead to 5-2. Junior center fielder Matthew Acosta followed that up with a three-run homer in the seventh.
The Ducks will play a nonconference game at 1 p.m. Monday at UC Riverside.
Portland at PACIFIC, rained out
Foul weather ended the Pilots' season early, with game 3 of their final West Coast Conference series against Pacific called in the bottom of the third after a long rain delay. Portland was leading 4-0.
Portland finished with a 25-27 record, 7-19 in conference play, good for ninth in the WCC.
The Pilots had the bats going early on Sunday. Senior center fielder Jace McKinney had an RBI single to bring home freshman first baseman Tracye Tammaro. Sophomore shortstop Chad Stevens had a two-RBI single, and senior left fielder Cody Hawken had a sacrifice fly to give the Pilots a 4-0 lead.
Redshirt senior and national pitcher of the year semifinalist Chris Clements allowed one hit and struck out one through two innings.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S GOLF
Golfers finished round 2 of the NCAA Division-I championships after play was suspended on Saturday. Oregon senior Kathleen Scavo in a tie for 33rd while Oregon State sophomore Ellie Slama was tied for 122nd.
Scavo improved dramatically from her first round, shooting 12 strokes better with a 3-under-par 70. Her 36-hole total was 152.
Slama had a 5-over 78 after an opening 88. She was 20-over at 166.
The individual tournament has been cut from 72 holes to 54. The final round of stroke play begins at 9 a.m. PT Monday.
COLLEGE MEN'S ROWING
No. 17 Oregon State finished fourth in the Pac-12 championships at Lake Natoma in California. Washington took the title for the third year in a row.
The varsity four earned a bronze medal in 7:00.634. That was the only Oregon State boat in the top three.
The Beavers will now wait for a possible Tuesday invitation to the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships (IRAs), May 31-June 2 at Lake Natoma.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S ROWING
Oregon State finished fifth in the Pac-12 championships at Lake Natoma in Gold River, California.
Washington took first for the third straight year.
The Beavers put four boats out on the water, with the varsity four and third varsity eight finishing fourth.
With a 5-over-par 75 on Sunday, former Oregon Ducks standout Aaron Wise dropped 15 slots into a tie for 41st in the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York. He had a 72-hole total of 7-over 287.
Brooks Koepka won at 8-under 272, two ahead of runner-up Dustin Johnson, who shot 69 to Koepka's 74 in the fourth round.
Former Jesuit High golfer Scott Harrington tied for 27th in the Knoxville (Tennessee) Open. He finished at 7-under 277 after a 1-over 72 in the final round.
Rookie Norman Xiong from the University of Oregon was in a tie for 65th at 283, also closing with a 72.
Robby Shelton's 15-under 269 won by one stroke over Mark Anderson.