Scoresheet: OSU baseball falls to Stanford, will host regional
SUNDAY, MAY 29
College baseball — Stanford beat Oregon State 9-5 on Sunday in the first Pac-12 Baseball Tournament championship game. The Cardinal, who earned their 16th consecutive win on Sunday, won both the regular-season and tournament conference titles. Earlier Sunday, the Beavers (and Cardinal) learned they will be one of 16 hosts for the NCAA Tournament regionals next weekend.
The entire 64-team field is scheduled to be announced at 9 a.m. Monday on ESPN2. Oregon will qualify, but will not host a regional after going 0-2 at the Pac-12 tournament.
College softball — Oregon State will open play at the Women's College World Series at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 2 against Florida on ESPN. This is the second time in program history Oregon State has made the WCWS (2006).
College men's golf — Oregon made the cut to play in Monday's fourth stroke-play round at the NCAA Championships at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Ducks are tied for 13th place and need to make up a 10-shot gap on Monday to advance to the quarterfinals as a top-eight team.
Canadians 2, Hops 0 — Hillsboro was limited to three hits and shut out for the eighth time in Sunday's loss to Vancouver at Ron Tonkin Field. the Hops (22-21) took four of six from the Canadians (20-21). Hillsboro starts a six-game series at. Tri-City on Tuesday.
Astros 2, Mariners 1 — Houston avoided a three-game sweep at Seattle (20-28). Yordan Alvarez hit a go-ahead, two-out single in the eighth and Luis Torrens grounded into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth.
Nitro lose at Seattle — The Seattle Cascades beat the Portland Nitro 26-18 on Saturday in an American Ultimate Disc League contest in Seattle. Portland (2-2) will host the LA Aviators at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 4 at Providence Park.
NBA Playoffs — In his first season as an NBA head coach, Jefferson High grad Ime Udoka has the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals for the first time in 12 years (we know, Blazers fans, 12 years is nothing). Boston won Game 7, 100-96, over the Erik Spoelstra-coached Heat at Miami to take the Eastern Conference finals battle between two teams coached by Portland natives. The Celtics meet Golden State starting Thursday at San Francisco. Jayson Tatum had 26 points, 10 rebounds and six assists and was named the first winner of the Larry Bird Award as MVP of the Eastern Conference finals. Miami nearly rallied from a seven-point deficit in the final minute, but Jimmy Butler — who scored 35 points — missed a transition 3-pointer that would have given the Heat a lead with 17 seconds left.
WHL playoffs — At Kent, Seattle beat Kamloops 2-1 Sunday to force a seventh game on Tuesday in British Columbia in the Western Conference final.
SATURDAY, MAY 28
Oregon state softball to CWS — For the first time since 2006 and the second time overall in program history, Oregon State softball is heading to the College World Series after a 2-0 win over Stanford. Sarah Haendiges continued to pitch well in the postseason, going 4.1 innings allowing no runs on four hits. Mariah Mazon came in to close and didn't give up a hit in the final 2.2 innings.
Those pitchers were clutch as OSU scored its only two run innings in the first inning on a Grace Messmer single with the bases loaded to bring home two runners.
The CWS is June 2-10 in Oklahoma City and the Beavers will play either No. 3 Virginia Tech or No. 14 Florida, who split the first two games of their Super Regional matchup.
Hops 6, Canadians 5 — Make it four out of five against visiting Vancouver (19-21) for Hillsboro (22-20) after a big eighth inning comeback Saturday. After leading 3-0 for most of the game, the Canadians scored one in the seventh and then four in the eighth to go up 5-3 late.
Mariners 6, Astros 0 — Seattle (20-27) continued to play well against Houston (29-18) at home with a shutout victory Saturday. Logan Gilbert went seven innings on the mound giving up only four hits with no walks and five strikeouts. The Mariners got all they needed in the first inning on a JP Crawford single to score Julio Rodriguez, who went 3 for 5 on the night. However, this would be Spencer Brickhouse's night as he swatted a three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth to put the Hops in front for good 6-5. Kyle Backhus closed the deal after giving up one run in the eighth.
FRIDAY, MAY 27
Oregon State softball — The Beavers beat host Stanford 3-1 in the first game of their Super Regional and are one win from the Women's College World Series.
Game 2 is slated for 3 p.m. Saturday at Stanford (ESPNU).
Mariah Mazon was dominant in the circle and the Beavers (38-20) scored all three runs in the top of the second inning — two of them on a Madison Simon home run.
Frankie Hammoude doubled and scored on a Grace Messmer base hit and Simon followed with her homer.
Mazon struck out 11 and scattered five hits and was in control throughout the game. She is now the Oregon State softball strikeouts leader with 859.
Another PR for Micah Williams — Benson High grad Micah Williams ran the fastest 100 meters in Oregon Ducks' history Friday to qualify for the NCAA Championships. Williams won the 100 at the NCAA West Preliminary in a wind-legal time of 9.86 seconds, beating his own school record and tying the second fastest 100 in collegiate history. It also was a facility record at Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Williams also helped the 4x100 relay qualify for nationals. Six other UO men qualified Friday for the NCAA Championships, which take place June 8-11 at Hayward Field in Eugene.
Oregon State baseball — In a game that started at 10:15 p.m. Thursday, the Beavers held off California in a 3-1 win that advances them to Saturday.
OSU broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth. A two-out triple by Wade Meckler knocked in the go-ahead run and Garret Forrester followed with a single. Cooper Hjerpe (10-2) struck out five and allowed five hits including a solo home run over five innings.
Oregon State will have two chances to beat UCLA on Saturday to advance to Sunday's 7 p.m. championship game against the winner of the other bracket.
Portland Pilots baseball — The Pilots season ended Friday with a 7-0 loss to Gonzaga in a loser-out game at the West Coast Conference Tournament at Stockton, Calif. Gonzaga, the WCC regular-season champion, will face San Diego for the WCC tournament title on Saturday, needing two wins to claim the title.
The Pilots finished 32-24, and finished tied for second in the WCC with San Diego.
Before losing to Gonzaga, Portland kept its season alive Friday by beating Loyola Marymount 10-2 for the program's first WCC tournament win. Cleveland High grad Eli Morse pitched 7.2 innings and with six strikeouts became Portland's career strikeouts leader (297). Evan Scavotto hit two home runs and knocked in five runs.
Portland's first game at the West Coast Conference Tournament was memorable, but not in a good way. San Diego blasted the Pilots 22-8 late Thursday at Stockton, California.
NCAA men's golf — Led by Lincoln High grad Nate Stember's even-par round, Oregon is tied for second among 30 teams after the first day of stroke play at the NCAA Men's Division I Golf Tournament. The Ducks' 5-over 285 team score is tied with Auburn, three strokes back of Vanderbilt. Oregon State senior Carson Barry shot 5-over 75 and is tied for 82nd individually.
Oregon men's basketball — The Ducks have added Jermaine Couisnard, a 6-4 guard who played three seasons at South Carolina where he averaged 11.6 points, 3.2 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 steal.
Canadians 4, Hops 2 — Vancouver (19-20) scored four in the top of the ninth, three on a Miguel Hiraldo one-out double, to rally past Hillsboro at Ron Tonkin Field. The Hops (21-20) had only two hits, but led 2-0 through eight innings. The teams are back at Ron Tonkin Field at 6:35 p.m. Saturday.
Mariners 6, Astros 1 — Seattle got to Justin Verlander for four home runs in a feel-good home win against one of baseball's top pitchers.
Julio Rodriguez, Kyle Lewis, Ty France and Taylor Trammell hit home runs off Verlander — tying the high for the most homers allowed by Verlander in a start. Verlander had 19 scoreless innings entering the game and a MLB best 1,22 ERA (now 2.03).
Chris Flexen struck out six over seven innings, allowing seven hits and one run for the pitching win.
NBA playoffs — In the coaching matchup between Portland natives, Erik Spoelstra's Miami Heat beat Ime Udoka's Boston Celtics 111-103 to force a Game 7 at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday at Miami in the Eastern Conference Finals. Jimmy Butler had 47 points, nine rebounds and eight assists and the Heat made the decisive late run to extend the series.
WHL hockey — Kamloops beat Seattle 4-3 in overtime to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Hockey League's Western Conference finals. Game 6 is at 5 p.m. Sunday in Kent, Washington.
The Edmonton Oil Kings are the Eastern Conference champions, capping a 4-1 series win over regular-season WHL champion Winnipeg with a 7-1 Friday win.
• Kamloops will host the 2023 Memorial Cup, joining the champions from the WHL, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Ontario Hockey League.
THURSDAY, MAY 26
College baseball — Oregon was eliminated from the Pac 12 tournament after dropping both games, the second coming Thursday in a 4-2 loss to Arizona State. The Ducks went 1 for 13 with runners in scoring position while the Sun Devils put up 12 hits. Oregon will still make the NCAA regionals easily, but hopes of hosting took a big hit with the quick exit in the tournament.
Kickoff times announced — Oregon State announced four game times for the upcoming 2022 football season. The Beavers start the season at home Sept. 3 in Reser Stadium, which will still be under renovations. Game time has been set for 7:30 p.m on ESPN.
Week two, OSU will play at 7:30 p.m. on the road against Fresno State on CBS Sports Network. Week three, OSU will be in Portland to host Montana State at 5 p.m. Sept. 17 in Providence Park (Pac-12 Network). And the last game time announced is for a Nov. 4 matchup at Washington, slated for 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
The rest of the games' kickoff times will be determined 6-12 days before gameday.
It was also announced the Beavers matchup with rival Oregon has been moved from Friday, Nov. 25 to Saturday, Nov. 26.
Hops 4, Canadians 3 — Hillsboro (21-19) won for the third consecutive time over Vancouver (18-20) on Thursday, this time not needing a walkoff. The Hops scored three of their four runs on outs, the first being a second inning sac fly. Then Tim Tawa scored one on a ground out in the third and the second run of a two-run fifth came on a double steal of second and home with runners on the corners. Luke Albright had a strong start on the mound, going five innings with one run allowed on two hits with no walks and three strikeouts.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25
Celtics win — Boston, coached by native Portlander Ime Udoka, is one win away from making the NBA Finals.
The Celtics took a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference finals, beating Miami 93-80. The Celtics can close out the Heat in Game 6 Friday in Boston.
Along with Udoka, the former Jefferson High and Portland State player enjoying his first year as an NBA head coach, Boston also sports former West Linn High and Oregon star Payton Pritchard, as well as former Portland Interscholastic League legends Damon Stoudamire and Aaron Miles on Udoka's coaching staff.
Meanwhile, Golden State leads Dallas 3-1 in the Western Conference finals, and can close out the Mavericks on Thursday in San Francisco.
Stanford wins — The Cardinal won three out of the five matches in championship match play to beat Oregon for the NCAA women's golf title at Scottsdale, Arizona.
Briana Chacon and Tze-Han Lin won matches for the Ducks.
Pac-12 baseball — Oregon State (42-13) beat Washington 13-8 in the Pac-12 Baseball Tournament at Scottsdale, Arizona.
Garret Forrester and Gavin Logan each homered and OSU banged out 17 hits. Forrester had two hits and two runs. Logan, Jacob Melton and Jake Dukart had three hits each.
OSU has beaten Washington (30-25) in 15 of the past 16 games between the teams.
The Beavers play the California-UCLA winner Thursday night.
Arizona (36-21) hit three home runs as the Wildcats beat Oregon 8-6.
The Ducks (35-22) play Arizona State in a 9 a.m. Thursday elimination game.
Daniel Susac homered twice and Garen Caulfield once for Arizona.
Anthony Hall hit a three-run homer for Oregon, which led 5-4. But, a hit-by-pitch and a sacrifice fly plated two runs as Arizona retook the lead.
Pilots baseball — Portland will open the West Coast Conference Tournament at 7 p.m. Thursday against San Diego. The Pilots are the No. 2 seed at the tournament at Stockton, California. San Diego, the No. 3 seed, beat San Francisco 10-5 in a first-round game Wednesday.
See www.wccsports.com for live video and in-game statistics.
Oakland 4, Mariners 2 — Seattle (18-27) lost two out of three home games against the Athletics (19-27). The Mariners managed only five hits, all singles.
Elvis Andrus hit a two-run homer and Seth Brown a solo shot for Oakland, both off Robbie Ray, who fell to 4-5 with a 4.75 ERA.
Seattle host Houston in a series, starting Friday.
Hops 12, Vancouver 8 — Tristin English and Spencer Brickhouse each hit three-run homers as Hillsboro beat the Canadians at Ron Tonkin Field. English had two hits, three runs scored and four RBIs. Ryan Bliss had three hits and three runs scored.
TUESDAY, MAY 24
Melton POY — Oregon State outfielder Jacob Melton has been tabbed as the Pac 12 Player of the Year by the league's coaches. Melton led the conference in RBI with 71 this season and has a .702 slugging percentage to top the standings. His 19 stolen bases are tied for first as well.
Melton is the sixth Beaver to win the award since 1999, joining Jacoby Ellsbury (2005), Cole Gillespie (2006), Michael Conforto (2013 and 2014), Nick Madrigal (2017) and Adley Rutschman (2019).
Melton was also named a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, given out to the nation's best collegiate player by USA Baseball. Connor Hjerpe is also a semifinalist.
Oregon golf going for title — No. 2 Oregon women's golf will play for a national title Wednesday after the Ducks defeated San Jose State in the match play quarterfinals portion of the NCAA national tournament and followed that up with a match play win over Texas A&M. Oregon won both matches 4-1 and will square off No. 1 Stanford for the national title. The match play begins at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday on the Golf Channel.
All Pac 12 baseball — Along with the Player of the Year award, the All Pac 12 teams were announced Tuesday. Oregon State has eight players on the first-team list: infielder Travis Bazzana, pitcher Ryan Brown, pitcher Ben Ferrer, first baseman Garret Forrester, pitcher Cooper Hjerpe, catcher Gavin Logan, outfielder Wade Meckler and outfielder Jacob Melton. Bazzana and outfielder Justin Boyd were also named to the All-Defensive team. Boyd was also an honorable mention along with Jacob Kmatz.
Oregon put three on the first-team, including infielder Josh Kasevich, infielder/DH Brennan Milone and pitcher Kolby Somers. Anthony Hall was tagged as an honorable mention and Kasevich was also named to the All-Defensive team.
Stanford swept the other solo awards with Alex Williams being named Pitcher of the Year, Braden Montgomery the Freshman of the Year, Adam Crampton the Defensive Player of the Year, David Esquer the Coach of the Year and Brett Barrera as the Batting Champion.
Hops 3, Canadians 2 — Hillsboro (19-19) took game one against Vancouver (18-18) thanks to a big-time rally in the bottom of the ninth. The Hops trailed 2-0 until former West Linn star Tim Tawa came to the plate with the bases loaded. He smacked a double to deep center field that allowed all three runners to make it home to give Hillsboro the walk-off 3-2 victory.
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A's 7, Mariners 5 — Thanks to Seattle's (18-26) fifth loss in the last six games, the Mariners find themselves only a half game above visiting Oakland (18-27) in the AL West standings. George Kirby was good enough in his start, going five innings and allowing four runs on eight hits with no walks and nine strikeouts. Anthony Misiewicz struggled in relief, allowing two of Oakland's three runs that came in the final three frames after Seattle tied the game at five.
MONDAY, MAY 23
Ducks second — Oregon finished second in the four rounds of stroke play at the NCAA women's golf tournament at Scottsdale, Arizona, three shots behind Pac-12 rival Stanford.
The Ducks advanced to the match play element of the tournament.
Freshman Rose Zhang of Stanford shot 6-under to win the individual championship. Oregon's Tze-Han Lin was fifth at even par, the program's highest individual finish ever.
The Ducks play San Jose State in their first stroke play match.
Mariners 7, Oakland 6 — Rookie star Julio Rodriguez hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-4 with two runs scored as Seattle (18-25) opened a home series with the Athletics (17-27). Cal Raleigh and Eugene Suarez also homered, both two-run shots.
Chad Pinder homered for Oakland.
Tuiloma recalled — Portland Timbers defender Bill Tuiloma was called into the New Zealand men's national team for the upcoming FIFA international break, May 29-June 14. He'll join the club May 29 in Malaga, Spain; New Zealand faces Costa Rica in a World Cup qualifying match June 14 in Doha, Qatar.
Tuiloma has four goals in 31 appearances for New Zealand.
Time change — The game time of the Timbers' Aug. 21 match at Sporting Kansas City has changed to 4:30 p.m PT with a national broadcast on FS1 and FOX Deportes.
Pac-12 baseball — Oregon State is the No. 2 seed and Oregon No. 4 seed for the first Pac-12 Baseball Championship Tournament.
The double-elimination tournament at Scottsdale, Arizona, opens Wednesday, May 25 and concludes with the championship game at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 29 (ESPN2). All games except the championship are on the Pac-12 Networks.
Oregon plays Arizona at 9 a.m. Wednesday to open the tournament. The Ducks swept three from the Wildcats to close the regular season.
Oregon State, which finished a game behind Stanford in the regular-season standings, opens against Washington at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Pilots baseball — The Portland Pilots (31-21, 17-10) finished second in the West Coast Conference standings and get a bye on the first day of the WCC Tournament.
The tournament in Stockton, California runs Wednesday, May 25 through Saturday, May 28. Portland's first game will be at 7 p.m. Thursday.
OSU softball — For the first time since 2006, the Beavers are in the NCAA Super Regional. The Beavers are at Stanford for the best-of-3 series for a berth in the Women's College World Series. Game 1 was expected to be played Friday.
Pro baseball — The Hillsboro Hops are back home for six-game set with visiting Vancouver on May 24-29. The Seattle Mariners play the last of three-game set with Oakland at home on Wednesday, May 25 before an off day May 26 and then hosting Houston for three games May 27-29. Then it's off to the east for a three-game set at Baltimore May 31-June 2.
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