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Adams wins for Portland's Pilots

Former Culver standout gains first collegiate victory versus Washington State

   Jared Adams, an all-state left-handed pitcher for Culver High last spring, earned his first win as a pitcher for the University of Portland last week.
   Adams started and lasted into the seventh inning in a 9-5 Portland win over the same Washington State team that had beaten Portland back on Feb. 28.
   The win also halted an 11-game losing streak for the 4-15 Pilots. Portland beat BYU on the same day, Feb. 28, as the loss to Washington State that began the losing streak.
   Adams received steady support from his teammates in the win, getting three runs in the bottom of the third after giving up a pair of runs in the top of the same inning.
   Two hits by Tyler Perkins gave him three runs batted in during the Tuesday win by Portland (4-15), over Washington State (5-16). Portland hadn't won since it beat Brigham Young Feb. 28. Coincidentally, that was a 9-5 win too.
   Winning let Portland avenge a 7-1 win by Washington State in Lewiston, Idaho, also on Feb. 28.
   Perkins singled in one run in the three-run Pilot second inning before adding a two-run single in the the fourth. The first of Perkins' hits gave Portland a 3-2 lead, while the second single put Portland ahead 5-4 after Washington State held a 4-3 lead.
   Brock Griffin and Gustaf Little each had RBI singles in the fifth for the Pilots, while Travis Vetters and Kory Casto drove in runs in the eighth inning.
   The Pilotleading the way with three hits each.
   Jared Adams (1-0) earned his first career win, allowing five runs and nine hits over 6.1 innings. Daniel Knox got his first career save with 2.2 innings of shutout relief, allowing just one hit.
   s banged out 13 hits in the win, with Vetters and Griffin