SATURDAY COLLEGE BASEBALL ROUNDUP/Ducks sweep pair with UC Davis; Pilots get split at home vs. UC Irvine


OREGON STATE 6, Cal State Fullerton 4

• The Beavers bounced back from their first loss, breaking a 4-4 tie with a two-run sixth at Goss Stadium in Corvallis.

OSU climbed to 14-1, while Cal State Fullerton went to 4-9.

Michael Gretler was 3 for 5 for Oregon State, which out-hit the Titans, 13-10, while stranding 13 runners to the visitors' eight.

Bryce Fehmel, the OSU starter, gave up six hits and four runs in 5 2/3 innings. Transfer Dylan Pearce (1-0) allowed two hits and two runs in the next two innings, and Jake Mulholland did the rest, giving up two hits over 1 1/3 innings for his fifth save of the year.

The Titans tied the game with four runs in the sixth.

OSU came back in its at-bat with a leadoff single by Steven Kwan, a sacrifice by Cadyn Grenier, a walk to Adley Rutschman, a single by Gretler in which a run scored on a throwing error, and an RBI hit to center field by Jack Anderson.

Cal State Fullerton took the series opener 5-3 on Friday night. The finale is noon Sunday.

The Pac-12 season starts Friday for Oregon State, which will open at 7 p.m. at California.

OREGON 4, UC Davis 1

OREGON 7, UC Davis 2

• Sophomore starter James Acuna (2-0) worked seven innings in the opening game, and sophomore Kenyon Yovan from Westview High notched his fourth save of 2018

In the nightcap, UO's Jakob Goldfarb continued his good hitting — he finished 4 for 6 for the day, with two doubles, an RBI and three runs scored.

Ryne Nelson of Oregon was 3 for 4 in Game 2, with two RBIs, to finish 4 for 7 for the day. He also pitched two scoreless innings, with five strikeouts, and collected his second save of the season.

The Ducks are 11-3 overall, 7-1 at PK Park and have won five in a row overall.

Acuna gave up one run on two hits and a walk, with one strikeout.

Yovan didn't allow a base runner in the final two innings, while fanning four.

UC Davis (3-8) scored first, in the top of the third inning, but the Ducks took the lead in the bottom of the frame on Kyle Kasser's RBI single and a sacrifice fly by Jonny DeLuca.

Daniel Patlaff drove in a run in the sixth, and Spenser Steer scored on a wid pitch in the seventh.

The fourth and final game of the series is noon Sunday.

Oregon is scheduled to play host to Gonaga at 6 p.m. Tuesday, then open its Pac-12 season at Arizona Sdtate at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Portland 6, UC IRVINE 3

UC IRVINE 6, Portland 5

• Cal Irvine rallied in the second game at Joe Etzel Field to earn a Saturday split.

UP is 5-10, UC Irvine 9-5.

The Pilots bunched three-run innings in the second and third of Game 1, and Corbin Powers (3-1) held the Anteaters to three runs on six hits over seven innings.

For UP, Beau Brundage had three RBIs and joined teammates Daniel Lopez, Cody Hawken and Jace McKinney with two hits apiece.

In the nightcap, Chad Stevens of UP was 3 for 4 and scored twice.

The fourth and final game of the series is noon Sunday.

The Pilots are slated to play host to Seattle at 3 p.m. Tuesday, then begin their West Coast Conference season at home against Saint Mary's at 6 p.m. Friday.



• Concordia lost its Great Northwest Athletic Conference opening games at Ellensburg, Washington, giving up 19 hits in Game 1.

Concordia fell to 2-14.

CWU improved to 11-5 and extended its win streak to eight.

The Wildcats and Cavs will go at it two more times on Sunday, starting at noon.

Swarthmore 4, LEWIS & CLARK 1

LEWIS & CLARK 11, Swarthmore 10 (10 innings)

• L&C salvaged a split in its first true home games of the year at Huston Sports Complex,

L&C (3-15) rallied in the ninth inning of the nightcap when Max Gordon hit his first career home run — a grand slam — and Justin Katona of L&C drove in the winning run with a single to center field in the 10th.

The teams will play a third and final game at noon Sunday.

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