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FRIDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Beavers Spencer Tibbits misses cut by one stroke; another honor for Rutschman; Hops drop opener; Thorns' Salem out for season

GOLF

Former Oregon Duck Aaron Wise shot even-par 71 on Friday to remain among the leaders at the 119th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Wise is 5-under through 36 holes, tied for fourth place with Rory McIlroy. He trails leader Gary Woodland by five strokes.

Woodland shot a 6-under 65 in the second round to move into the lead. Justin Rose (7-under) is second and Louis Oosthuizin (6-under) is third.

Oregon State golfer Spencer Tibbits shot even-par 71 in his second round, but missed the cut by one stroke with a 36-hole score of 145 (3-over par).

Tibbits had two birdies and two bogeys on both the front nine and the back nine on Friday. He had a birdie on the par-4 first hole and on the par-5 sixth hole on the front nine, with bogeys on the par-4 second hole and on the par-3 fifth hole. On the back nine he had birdies on both par-5 holes, the 14th and the 18th. He bogeyed the par-4 11th and the par-4 15th.

After starting the tournament with three bogeys on his first eight holes on Thursday (playing the back nine first), the 20-year-old Vancouver, Washington native played even-par golf over his final 27 holes with six birdies and six bogeys. He was never more than 4-over during his two rounds.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Add another trophy for Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman.

On Friday the junior from Sherwood was recognized by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, which awarded Rutschman the Dick Howser Trophy as the top player in the nation. He is the first Oregon State player and only the second from the Pac-12 to win the annual award.

Rutschman, the No. 1 pick by the Baltimore Orioles last week, has won every major national player of the year honor in 2019. Earlier this week he was named the Golden Spikes Award winner. Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America, Perfect Game and D1Baseball.com each also named him the national player of the year.

HOPS

Eugene 2, Hillsboro 0 — The Hops were shut out in their Northwest League season opener at PK Park in Eugene.

The Emeralds scored their runs in the bottom of the second inning. Jake Slaughter hit a leadoff double and scored on a balk and Jonathan Soto hit an infield single and scored on an Edmond Americaan double.

Andy Yerzy went 2 for 3 for the Hops, who were limited to five singles by four Emeralds pitchers.

Eugene finished with only four hits, all off of Hillsboro starter Luis Frians, who pitched five innings and struck out eight. Erin Baldwin held the Ems hitless in his three innings, walking one.

The second of three games at Eugene is at 7 p.m. Saturday.

THORNS

Portland Thorns midfielder Angela Salem has had surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee. She suffered the injury on June 2 in Portland's win over Chicago at Providence Park.

She will miss the rest of the 2019 season.

The surgery was performed at Sports Medicine Oregon. Salem will rehabilitate with Thorns FC sports medicine staff and at the Providence Sports Care Center.

Salem has appeared in eight matches (two starts) since joining Thorns FC last season. Salem has played in 110 career National Women's Soccer League matches (100 starts), tallying one goal and one assist.

COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD

Portland State freshman distance runner Ian Vickstrom was announced as a qualifier for the USATF U20 Outdoor Championships, which take place June 21-23 at Miramar, Florida.

Vickstrom qualified in the 10,000 meters after finishing in 32:02.14 at the Bryan Clay Invitational on April 17.

COLLEGE TENNIS

University of Portland men's tennis has signed Nevada graduate transfer Kostya Nesterenko to a financial aid agreement. Nesterenko will join the Pilots for the 2019-20 season with one year of eligibility remaining.

In three seasons at Nevada, Nesterenko twice garnered All-Mountain West Conference doubles recognition with partner Julien Evrard. The doubles partners finished the 2019 season with a 17-8 overall record, including a 12-5 mark at the No. 1 position.


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