Seattle stops Pilots; Ducks go 8-2 in homestand
Seattle 9, PORTLAND 6
• The visiting Redhawks built a 7-0 lead in the opening 5 1/2 innings, then held on at Joe Etzel Field.
The Pilots left 13 runners on base.
Collin Runge had three RBIs for Portland (6-11). Beau Brundage had two hits to extend his career-best hitting streak to 16 games. Daniel Lopez hit safety twice and scored two runs.
Seattle starter Tarik Skubal held the Pilots to one hit in five innings, though he walked six.
The Redhawks improved to 10-7.
OREGON 6, Gonzaga 3
• At PK Park, the Ducks rallied with a six-run seventh inning.
Oregon (12-4) got key doubles in the seven from Daniel Patzlaff, Evan Williams and Spencer Steer — all after the first two batters, Gabe Matthews and Jakob Goldfarb — walked.
Kenyon Yovan, Oregon's closer, struck out five in two scoreless innings to notch his fifth save of the year.
Gonzaga dropped to 9-6, suffering a key error in the seventh from ex-Duck Carson Breshears at second base.
Matthews, like Breshears a former Portland Pickles summer player, has reached base in all 16 Oregon games as a sophomore this season, and in 18 consecutive games dating to last season.
The Ducks went 8-2 on the homestand. They'll open Pac-12 play at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Arizona State.