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TUESDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Tibbits, Taylor give Oregon State medalist sweep in Oregon Amateur qualifying

HOPS

Hillsboro 5, TRI-CITY 4 (10 innings)

The Hops extended their win streak to four games and improved to 4-1 with some old-fashioned, late-game magic.

Hillsboro climbed to 29-14 all-time (since joining the Northwest League in 2013) in extra-inning games.

Daniel Wasinger's two-out double in the top of the 10th scored Joe Robbins with the decisive run.

Hillsboro outhit the Dust Devils (1-4) 12-6, but trailed 4-0 after the home team's four-run third inning.

The Hops chipped away, scoring two runs in the fourth and single runs in the seventh and inning, as their bullpen did the rest. Franklin Soriano (3.2 innings), Yaramil Hiraldo (one inning) and Jose Cuas (three innings) allowed a total of two hits, both off Soriano, and Cuas (1-0) wound up with the victory.

Hillsboro catcher Lucas Herbert went 3 for 5 with two doubles and an RBI.

The Hops lead the series 2-0, with two games remaining (7:15 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday).

GOLF

Two Oregon State players took medalist honors in stroke-play qualifying for the Oregon Amateur at Portland Golf Club.

Spencer Tibbits, only a few days removed from nearly making the cut at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, led the way in the men's field. The Vancouver, Washington golfer recorded his second 69 for a 36-hole total of 6-under-par 138.

Defending champion Robbie Ziegler headed a bunch of former and current Oregon Ducks, taking the No. 2 seed with a 140 total after his second-round 73.

Incoming OSU freshman Isabelle Taylor, a highly regarded recruit from Queensland, Australia, continued her women's stroke-play mastery with a 70 and 4-under 140 total — 10 strikes ahead of two players, including defending champion and Beavers standout Ellie Slama. Slama shot 74 on Tuesday for a 150 total matched by Portland's Amanda Jacobs, who also had a 74.

Match play begins Wednesday for the men, women and senior women.

The tournament goes through Saturday.

Tibbits' opening match in the 64-player first round is at 11:15 a.m. against Harry Darling of Portland.

Taylor will go first in the 32-player women's bracket, taking on Joyce Ejgird of Portland at 8:45 a.m.

• Brian Thornton, a pro from Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent, Washington, grabbed the first-day lead in the Oregon Open Invitational at Pronghorn Golf Club in Bend. His 4-under 68 was good for a two-stroke lead over Shane Prante of The Home Course in DuPont, Wash.


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