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MONDAY COLLEGE BASEBALL ROUNDUP/Portland gets 15 hits at PK Park; BYU next for UP/Concordia takes two from Central Washington

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Portland 9, OREGON 7 (11 innings)

• At PK Park, the Pilots outlasted the Ducks in a seesaw, nonleague game.

Portland got leadoff singles from Chad Stevens and Beau Brundage to open the top of the 11th, scored the go-ahead run on a passed ball and added a run on an RBI hit by Ryan Kim.

Connor Knutson (3-1) pitched the final two innings to get the win.

The Ducks left two men on base in the bottom of the 11th, as the Pilots closed the door with a game-ending ground out to second base.

Oregon, which trailed 7-3 going into the bottom of the eighth, tied the game with three unearned runs in the eighth and a solo home run by Kenyon Yovan with two out in the ninth.

The Pilots improved to 11-19 overall, while the Ducks fell to 18-13.

Oregon leads the all-time series, 93-29.

Oregon came into the game one day after being no-hit by Washington State's Scotty Sunitsch in a 7-0 Cougars victory. Portland had banged out a season-high 17 hits on Sunday at Gonzaga, but lost, 9-8.

In Monday's game, the Pilots had 15 hits to the Ducks' eight.

Portland starter Connor White worked only 2/3 of an inning, with Cameron Richman pitching the next 2 2/3 and Tate Budnick throwing 5 2/3 innings.

Oregon starter Cullen Kafka gave up six runs on eight hits in 2 1/3 innings.

Ryne Nelson (9-1) was the sixth and final UP pitcher, following Zack Noll, Hunter Beault, Nico Tellache and Parker Kelly.

For Portland, catcher Hunter Montgomery homered and finished 3 for 6 with two RBIs, Brundage was 3 for 4 and scored three runs, and Stevens, Kim and Collin Runge all had two hits.

UP will return to West Coast Conference action at 6 p.m. Thursday, opening a three-game series at home against BYU. Those teams also are scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday.

CONCORDIA 16, Central Washington 3

CONCORDIA 5, Central Washington 2

• At Porter Park in Portland, the host Cavaliers swept a Great Northwest Athletic Conference doubleheader to take the four-game series, 3-1.

That gave the Cavs their first back-to-back GNAC series victories; they swept Saint Martin's the previous weekend, 4-0.

Monday's first game featured a season-high 16 runs on 17 hits by Concordia. Mitch Bevacqua went 3 for 5 with two RBIs and four runs scored, a home run and a triple. Isaac Mitchum (2-0) worked seven innings, allowing two runs on four hits.

The Cavaliers came back from a 2-0 deficit to take the nithcap. Dylan Diaz (1-3) got the win after pitching three scoreless innings in relief.

The results put CU one game behind CWU in the race for third in the league.

Concordia is 13-21 overall and 12-12 in the GNAC.

The Wildcats fell to 18-16 for the season and 13-11 in conference.

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