FRIDAY COLLEGE BASEBALL ROUNDUP/Ducks go cold at Loyola Marymount/Pilots open home slate with shutout victory/Concordia breaks into win column


Oregon State 10, Ohio State 8

At Surprise, Arizona

• The No. 2-ranked Beavers climbed to 6-0 with a come-from-behind, daytime win.

The Beavers led 2-0, but trailed 4-2 and then 6-4 after 4 1/2 innings.

That was still the score when OSU came to the plate in the bottom of the eighth and pushed across six runs.

Closer Jake Mulholland got the final two outs and his second save of the year, after the Buckeyes tagged reliever Kevin Abel (1-0) for a two-run home run in the top of the ninth.

Abel worked 4 1/3 innings in relief of starter Sam Tweedt, who gave up five hits, three walks and five runs in four innings.

The big Beaver eighth included three hits, two Ohio State errors, a sacrifice fly (by Adley Rutschman), a wild pitch and a hit batter.

Jack Anderson and Kyle Nobach each had an RBI single, and Steven Kwan tripled home two runs.

Ohio State dropped to 4-2.


• The Ducks (2-2) failed to score after the first inning.

The Lions pulled even with two runs in the third, then tacked on one run in the fifth and seventh innings.

Jonny DeLuca had two of Oregon's six hits, in his four at-bats.

Matt Mercer (1-1), the UO starter, came out after giving up five hits and three runs (two earned) in six innings, with one walk and four strikeouts.

The teams will meet again at 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

PORTLAND 8, Saint Joseph's 0

• The Pilots held St. Joe's to four hits and got four home runs in their nine-hit attack as they won their home opener at Joe Etzel Field.

Corbin Powers (1-1) worked scoreless 7 2/3 innings for UP.

Ryan Kim, Daniel Lopez, Cody Hawken and Dutton Elske homered for Portland.

Kim finished with three RBIs, and Lopez had two.

Leadoff batter Beau Brundage joined Kim and Elske with two hits apiece.

Powers walked five and struck out eight.

Cameron Richman didn't allow a hit over the final 1 1/3 innings for Portland (1-3).

The series against Saint Joseph's (0-1), scheduled for four games, continues with an 11 a.m. Saturday doubleheader, then concludes on Sunday with a game at noon.

HOLY NAMES 6, Concordia 1

Concordia 10, HOLY NAMES 9

• The Cavaliers won the second game for their first win in nine outings this season.

Kaleb Jones (1-2) got the victory at Alameda, California, as Holy Names fell to 3-5.

Second baseman Tanner Williams of Concordia was 3 for 6 in the win, with four RBIs and two runs scored. Right fielder Isaiah Hatch had a 2-for-6 day in the nightcap, driving in two runs and scoring once. Left fielder Bruin Campbell went 2 for 4.

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