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Oregon 8, Illinois State 5, at PK Park

Phil Craig-St. Louis drove in three runs with a first-inning triple, and freshman reliever Jacob Bennett raised his record to 2-0 as the Ducks began their home-opening series and climbed to 4-0.

The teams will meet again at 6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday.

The Ducks jumped to a 5-0 lead after one inning, with the first five batters scoring before a crowd of 1,737. Illinois State (1-3) evened the score with two runs in the two and fourth frames and one in the seventh.

UO responded with three runs in the bottom of the seventh.

Illinois State outhit Oregon 10-6, but the Ducks drew eight walks and had one hit batter.

Oregon State 7, Kansas State 5, at Surprise, Ariz.

Pinch hitter Caleb Hamilton brought home the winning runs with a three-run triple in the top of the eighth inning at Surprise Stadium.

OSU, which has won four in a row over the Wildcats dating to 2013, improved to 4-1. K-State dropped to 2-3.

The Beavers trailed 3-0 after six innings, but took the lead with four runs in the seventh. The Wildcats scored twice in the bottom of the seventh, getting one run on two hits off reliever Bryce Fehmel, who worked the one frame and wound up with the victory, improving to 2-0.

Max Engelbrekt went the final 1 1/2 innings for his third save.

Starter Drew Rasmussen allowed six hits and four runs in 6 2/3 innings, with seven strikeouts and two walks.

The teams will meet again at noon Friday.


    Oregon State 6, Oklahoma 4, at Cathedral City, Calif.

    The Beavers are 11-1 after their upset of the No. 12/11 Sooners at the Big League Dreams Sports Park.

    Madison Anthony, junior third baseman, hit a walk-off, three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

    Oklahoma, which fell to 7-3, had taken a 4-3 lead on the top of the frameon an inside-the-park homer.

    OSU freshman catcher Kayleen Shafer led off the bottom half with a double and went to third on a flyout. With two out, Oklahoma walked sophomore left fielder Lovie Lopez to get to Anthony, who worked the count to 3-2 before her winning shot to left field.

    Freshman right-hander Meehra Nelson (8-0) got the win, going the distance and giving up two earned runs on seven hits and five walks, with six strikeouts.

    Oregon State got all of its runs off Paige Parker (3-2), who was the national freshman of the year in 2015. OSU had eight hits (all for extra bases, including five doubles) and two walks. The lefty Parker struck out six.

    Oregon State’s play in the Maru Nutter Classic continues Friday with games at 10:30 a.m. PT versus Northwestern and 3 p.m. PT against Loyola Marymount.


    North Dakota 80, Portland State 77, at Grand Forks, N.D.

    UND held off the Vikings, who got 24 points, 15 rebounds, five assists and three steals from senior Cameron Forte.

    PSU fell to 5-10 in the Big Sky and 9-17 overall.

    North Dakota is 9-6, 14-12.

    Quinton Hooks led the Fighting Hawks with 38 points, a school record at the Division I level. His two free throws with 9.4 seconds gave UND a three-point lead, and PSU’s Donivine Stewart’s 3-point try at the buzer went off the front of the rim.

    It was Forte’s 12th game this season with 20 points or more.

    Reserve De’Sean Parsons had a season-high 18 points, with seven rebounds, for the Viks. Zach Gengler added 12 points, five rebounds and four steals.

    PSU, 3-11 away, faces host Northern Colorado at 6 p.m. PT Saturday.

    BYU 99, Portland 81, at Provo, Utah

    The Cougars outscored the Pilots 46-29 in the paint and 20-13 off turnovers.

    Jazz Johnson scored 17 points and Bryce Pressley 15 for UP, which fell to 6-11 in the West Coast Conference and 12-17 overall.

    BYU improved to 13-4, 22-8.

    Western Oregon 80, Montana State Billings 72, at Billings, Mont.

    The visiting Wolves, ranked sixth and fourth in the NCAA Division II polls, won their regular-season finale to take a 25-3 record into the national playoffs.

    Senior guard Devon Alexander had 12 of his game-high 18 points in the second half as WOU wrapped up its Great Northwest Athletic Conference season at 18-2.

    MSU Billings fell to 10-17 overall and 7-12 in the GNAC.

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    BYU 84, Portland 59, at Chiles Center

    Ellie Woerner, with 14 points, was UP’s leading scorer.

    The Cougars outscored the Pilots 25-12 in the first quarter, then 26-8 to lead 51-20 at the half.

    Brigham Young improved to 16-1 in the West Coast Conference and 24-4 for the season, while the Pilots slipped to 1-16, 3-25.

    North Dakota 75, Portland State 62, at Stott Center

    The visitors outscored the Vikings 38-26 in the second half to pull through.

    UND won the opening quarter 24-14, but PSU got to within 37-36 by halftime.

    Pia Jurhar and Kian McNair each scored 14 points for the Viks.

    PSU is 3-23 for the season and 1-14 in the Big Sky. North Dakota has a 14-12 overall record and 10-5 conference mark.

    Seattle Pacific 64, Concordia 49, at Cavalier Gym

    Seattle Pacific led 14-6 after the first quarter and 34-19 at halftime.

    Danielle Hartzog of Concordia shared game scoring honors with 16 points. Lexi Campbell added 13 for the Cavs.

    Concordia is 6-21 overall, 4-15 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

    Seattle Pacific went to 11-15, 8-11.

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