Diamond Beat: Seattle's Margevicius, relievers hold Houston to one hit
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SUNDAY, APRIL 18
Mariners 7, Astros 2 — Seattle (10-6) won the three-game series with Houston at T-Mobile Park. The Astros managed only one hit, off starter Nick Margevicius in the second inning. Margevicius pitched four innings and five relievers threw no-hit ball. Ty France hit a two-run homer and Mitch Haniger had a double and triple and three RBIs and two runs scored.
Seattle plays the Los Angeles Dodgers at home the next two nights.
Pilots 8, Lions 2 — Portland (18-17, 10-5) won the three-game series with visiting Loyola Marymount. Chad Stevens and Hunter Montgomery homered for UP; Stevens had three hits, two RBIs and three runs scored. Sam Brown went 4-for-4.
The Pilots play at OSU on Tuesday and then a three-game series at San Francisco next weekend.
Beavers 5, Bears 3 — Oregon State (24-10, 10-5 Pac-12) won the three-game series at Cal. Ryan Ober and Garret Forrester drove in two runs each. Dylan Beavers homered for Cal.
The Beavers play host to Portland on Tuesday and three games at UC Irvine this weekend.
Ducks 7, Trojans 5 — Oregon (22-8, 8-4 Pac-12) scored four runs in the eighth inning and won the three-game series at USC. Sam Novitske and Gabe Matthews had three hits each; Novitske drove in three runs, Matthews scored three runs.
The Ducks play host to UCLA for three games next.
Bruins 6, Beavers 0 — Oregon State (15-20, 3-12 Pac-12) managed only two hits. In the three games at UCLA, the Beavers had three hits and were outscored 20-0. Maya Brady homered for UCLA. After 12 days off, the Beavers play four games at Stanford, starting April 30.
Huskies 6, Ducks 1 — Oregon (28-8, 6-6 Pac-12) lost three out of four games in Seattle. UW's Gabbie Plain moved to 23-0. Morganne Flores and Sami Reynolds each homered for UW.
Oregon went 1-3 against both UCLA and Washington in the past two weeks. The Ducks play host to Stanford for four games this weekend.
SATURDAY, APRIL 17
Astros 1, Mariners 0 —Zack Greinke allowed four hits in eight innings, and Ryan Pressly finished things up as Houston beat Seattle at T-Mobile Park. Taylor Jones' fourth-inning RBI single plated the game's only run. Seattle starter Chris Flexen gave up 10 hits and the one run in six innings.
Ducks 13, Trojans 4 — Oregon hit four home runs, by Anthony Hall, Kenyon Yovan, Jack Scanlon and Gavin Grant; Scanlon and Hall hit 3-run shots. Gabe Matthews, now UO's all-time leader in hits, had three hits and two RBIs.
Beavers 2, Bears 1 — Ryan Ober's single drove in the tying run and then Jacob Melton scored on the throw on the play as Oregon State rallied in the sixth inning. Cooper Hjerpe allowed three hits in sixth innings, and Jake Mulholland got the save and set the school save record (38, previous record by Kevin Gunderson, 37 from 2004-06).
Pilots 9, Lions 1 — Ben Patacsil (two-run shot) and Sam Brown each homered as Portland beat Loyola Marymount. Bradley McVay improved to 5-1 on the mound and Jacob Dobmeier allowed one hit in three innings of relief.
Huskies win 4-2, Ducks win 10-1 — In the opener, Washington's Sami Reynolds homered and Gabbie Plain pitched and moved to 22-0. Oregon's Shaye Bowden homered. In the second game, Oregon beat UW in a five-inning game, as Rachel Cid homered and had four RBis and Allee Bunker drove in three runs.
Vikings 8, Bengals 4 — Paetynn Lopez hit a pinch-hit grand slam home run for Portland State (7-22, 4-8 Big Sky) against Idaho State.
Bruins 7, Beavers 0 — Megan Faraimo allowed one hit and struck out 17. The second game of the doubleheader was cancelled.
FRIDAY, APRIL 16
Mariners 6, Astros 5 — Houston led 5-2 but Seattle rallied to win. Ty France singled in J.P. Crawford with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning. Evan White had tied the game with an eighth-inning homer.
Trojans 9, Ducks 5 — Tyresse Turner hit a two-run seventh-inning homer and Ben Ramirez a two-run double in the eighth inning as USC rallied to beat Oregon. Ramirez also tripled in a run.
Oregon State 15, Cal 8 — Jacob Melton had four hits, including a triple and home run, and six RBIs. Ryan Ober hit a grand slam. The Beavers had 19 hits.
Lions 8, Pilots 5 — Loyola Marymount had 16 hits. Briley Knight homered for Portland.
Huskies 8, Ducks 0 — Oregon lost its fourth consecutive game. The Ducks managed only two hits off Gabbie Plain (21-0), who struck out 12. Baylee Klinger and Sami Reynolds homered for UW.
Bruins 7, Beavers 0 — Rachel Garcia threw a no-hitter with 12 strikeouts against Oregon State. The Bruins had 14 hits, including a homer by Aaliyah Jordan.
Pilots win 8-0, Bengals win 3-2 — Portland State and Idaho State split a doubleheader. PSU's Oiivia Grey allowed only two hits in the opener. Angelica Cano homered for ISU in the second game.
THURSDAY, APRIL 15
Mariners win 4-2, 2-1 — Seattle went 5-2 on its road trip, culminating with a sweep of a doubleheader at Baltimore. Mitch Haniger homered in both games, including a two-run shot that tied the opener; J.P. Crawford's two-run double in the sixth inning gave the Mariners the lead. Marco Gonzales allowed only three hits and a Trey Mancini two-run homer in five innings in the opener. Dylan Moore and Haniger homered in the second game to support starter Justin Dunn, who allowed two hits in five innings.
The Mariners play three games against Houston, starting Friday night, and then two against the Los Angeles Dodgers at T-Mobile Park.
Ducks 18, Pilots 1 — Fresh off a three-game sweep of Oregon State, Oregon visited University of Portland and pummeled the Pilots. Josh Kasevich went 5-for-6 with six RBIs and four runs scored. The Ducks had 21 hits. Gabe Matthews had two hits, tying J.J. Altobelli (2010-13) for the all-time UO hits mark (211). Matthews has played in 200 games; Altobelli played in 229.
TUESDAY, APRIL 13
Mariners win 4-3, Orioles win 7-6 — In a doubleheader, after weather forced postponement of Monday's game, the Mariners took the first game as Ty France and Tom Murphy homered and Kyle Seager hit a go-ahead RBI double in the top of the eighth inning. Ramon Urias homered for the Orioles.
Then, Urias' double plated the winning run for Baltimore in the bottom of the seventh inning in the second game. Maikal Franco had three RBIs for the Orioles. Jose Marmolejos (3-run homer) and Sam Haggerty (2-run shot) each homered for the Mariners.
Huskies 6, Pilots 4 — In a nonleague game at University of Portland, the Pilots scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to make it close, but couldn't overcome the deficit. Portland's Ty Saunders had three hits, including a triple and home run. UP plays Oregon at home at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
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