Diamond Beat: Mariners lose, split series at Boston
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SUNDAY, APRIL 25
Red Sox 5, Mariners 3 — Seattle (13-9) split the four-game series at Boston and now heads to Houston for four games. The Red Sox scored four first-inning runs, including two on bases loaded walks and one on a hit-by-pitch with the bases loaded. Starting pitcher Nick Margevicius managed to get only one out. Ty France, Tom Murphy and J.P. Crawford had RBI doubles for Seattle.
Anteaters 7, Beavers 6, 12 innings — UC Irvine won on Thomas McCaffrey's RBI single in the bottom of the 12th inning to win the nonleague series. Joe Casey and Kyle Froemke homered for OSU. Andy Armstrong had four hits and Garret Forrester three.
Oregon State (26-12, 10-5 Pac-12) stays in southern California and plays at Loyola Marymount Tuesday and Wednesday and returns to Pac-12 play at UCLA, Friday-Sunday.
Bruins 7, Ducks 6 — UCLA rallied from behind and won the series finale against Oregon (24-9, 10-5 Pac-12) in Eugene. JT Schwartz hit a two-run homer to break a 5-5 tie in the top of the 10th inning. The Ducks got one run back in the bottom of the inning. Matt McLain also homered for UCLA.
The Ducks play host to San Jose State on Tuesday and Wednesday and then play at Washington State, Friday-Sunday, and Gonzaga on Monday.
Cardinal 5, Ducks 0 — Stanford earned a split of the four-game series in Eugene. Eleni Spirakis and Montana Dixon homered. The Ducks had three singles.
Oregon (30-10, 8-7 Pac-12)plays four games at Arizona State, Friday-Sunday.
SATURDAY, APRIL 24
Mariners 8, Red Sox 2 —At Boston, Kyle Seager had a triple, double and single and drove in three runs and scored two and Ty France had three hits and three runs scored. Sam Haggerty homered. Seattle starting pitcher Chris Flexen had another strong outing, allowing four hits and one run while striking out seven and walking one in seven innings.
Dons win 6-4, Pilots win 5-4 — Portland's Jake Holcroft homered in the first game but host San Francisco prevailed; Jordan Vujovich homered for USF. UP moved to 19-20 overall and 11-7 in WCC play. UP's Briley Knight homered and drove in three runs in the second game.
The Pilots next play host to Pepperdine in a series, May 7-9.
Anteaters 11, Beavers 9 — Host UC Irvine won the second of three nonleague games with two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning on Dillon Tatum's homer. Garret Forrester and Joe Casey homered for OSU.
Ducks 3, Bruins 2, 10 innings — Sam Novitske's RBI single won it in the bottom of the 10th inning in Eugene.
Vikings 14, Hornets 3, 5 innings — PSU (10-22, 7-8 Big Sky) swept the home series with Sac State (12-21). Rachel Menlove and Emily Johansen homered, both 3-run shots. Menlove drove in five runs. The Vikings play a series at Weber State next.
Ducks 7, Cardinal 4 — Haley Cruse had three hits and Terra McGowan, Rachel Cid and Allee Bunker drove in two runs each.
FRIDAY, APRIL 23
Red Sox 6, Mariners 5 — Kyle Seager hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning off Boston closer Matt Barnes, but the Mariners couldn't score the tying run as Kyle Lewis flied out and Evan White lined out. Seager also had an RBI double. Xander Bogaerts (2-run shot) and J.D. Martinez each homered for Boston, both off Yusei Kikuchi. Alex Verdugo had three hits.
Dons 5, Pilots 0 — Visiting Portland managed only three hits and San Francisco starter Landen Bourassa struck out 16 in a complete game win. Jack Winkler hit a three-run homer.
Beavers 7, Anteaters 5 — Matthew Gretler's two-run single in the 11th inning lifted OSU to the win at UC Irvine. OSU rallied from 4-1 down as Ryan Ober homered in the eighth inning and then Jacob Melton's two-run homer put the Beavers up 5-4 in the ninth inning before UC Irvine tied it.
Ducks 5, Bruins 3 — At PK Park in Eugene, Oregon won the first of three games against UCLA. Sam Novitske had a two-run single as part of a four-run seventh inning. Robert Ahlstrom went eight innings for the win, allowing seven hits and three runs while striking out eight and walking none; relieving Ahlstrom in a tough spot in the top of the ninth inning, Kolby Somers managed to get the final three outs for a save, his seventh.
Vikings win 3-0 and 8-0 — In Hillsboro, Portland State swept Sacramento State. Kate Schroeder allowed only three hits in the opener and Tayler Gunesch homered. Olivia Grey allowed only one hit in the five-inning second game and Alexa Cepeda had a two-run single and Marissa Bruno a two-run double.
Ducks win 2-1, Cardinal wins 3-1 — In Eugene, Oregon won the opener on Hanna Delgado's double in the bottom of the seventh inning. Eleni Spirakis homered for Stanford, and Haley Cruse tied it with an RBI double. In the second game, Spirakis and Kate Cressy had RBI singles in the sixth inning to lift Stanford.
THURSDAY, APRIL 22
Mariners 7, Red Sox 3, 10 innings — Sam Haggerty's double drove in the go-ahead run and Mitch Haniger's three-run homer gave visiting Seattle cushion in the 10-inning victory. Rafael Devers homered for Boston. It was the first game of an eight-game road trip for the Mariners.
TUESDAY, APRIL 20
Dodgers 1, Mariners 0 — Julio Urias allowed one hit and struck out 11 in seven innings and Corey Seager had an RBI single for Los Angeles (14-4). Marco Gonzales pitched well for Seattle (11-7), allowing two hits and striking out six in seven innings.
Seattle had one hit, a single by Mitch Haniger. L.A. only had the two by Seager and A.J. Pollock (double).
Kyle Lewis played his first game with Seattle, after battling a bruised knee, and went 0-for-3.
Seattle next plays four games at Boston, starting 4:10 p.m. Thursday, and four at Houston.
Beavers 11, Pilots 3 — Oregon State (25-10) topped visiting Portland (18-18) in the nonleague game. Matthew Gretler homered, Joe Casey had three RBis and Greg Fuchs had three hits for OSU. Sean Mulcare hit a two-run homer for UP.
MONDAY, APRIL 19
Mariners 4, Dodgers 3 — Jose Marmolejos hit a first-inning two-run homer and Taylor Trammell a solo homer in the second and an RBI double in the fourth as Seattle beat the World Series champs in the first of two games at T-Mobile Park. Both homers came off Dustin May.
Seattle's Justus Sheffield allowed four hits and three runs in 5 2/3 innings, including a two-run homer to Corey Seager (as Seager's brother, Seattle's Kyle, watched from the dugout). But, Rafael Montero forced Corey Seager to ground into a double play to end the game.
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