FRIDAY COLLEGE SOFTBALL ROUNDUP/Sanders' grand slam helps Oregon pull through in series opener at Seattle; OSU blanked; PSU splits


Oregon 7, WASHINGTON 2 (9 innings)

• The second-ranked Ducks opened their three-game series at Seattle with a victory in extra innings over the No. 4 Huskies.

Oregon took a 3-2 lead on a Husky error, then got a grand slam from DJ Sanders.

The Ducks trailed 1-0 after UW scored in the third. Oregon got two runs in the top of the fifth inning, then gave up a tying run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the frame.

The victory went to Megan Kleist (16-5), who gave up eight hits and one walk with 14 strikeouts over the nine innings.

Oregon improved to 13-3 in the Pac-12 and 39-7 overall.

Washington, which was coming off a sweep by new No. 1 UCLA, is 12-7 in the conference and 41-6 for the season.

The series continues with 1 p.m. games on Saturday and Sunday.

ARIZONA 9, Oregon State 0 (5 innings)

• A seven-run fourth inning boosted the Wildcats into a nine-run lead in the series opener at Tucson, Arizona.

Oregon State finished with one hit, while allowing 10. McKenna Arriola had a one-out single for the Beavers in the top of the fourth, but she was out in a double-play on the next at-bat. OSU's only other runner came via walk.

OSU dropped to 7-9 in the Pac-12 and 26-20 for the year, while UA is 9-10, 33-13.

The teams also will play at 6 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday.

Weber State 3, PORTLAND STATE 1

PORTLAND STATE 2, Weber State 1

• The Big Sky rivals split a doubleheader at Gordon Faber Recreation Complex in Hillsboro.

Each team had six hits in Game 1, but Weber State broke a 1-1 tie with two runs in the top of the seventh inning. Rachel Menlove had tied the score for PSU with a second-inning home run.

Alyssa Burk (10-12) went the distance, striking out nine.

In Game 2, Emma Detamore (4-10) got the win, tossing a six-hitter over 6 1/3 innings, with Burk notching her first save of the season.

The Viks scored their runs in the first inning, one on a wild pitch and the second on Kortney Craker's single.

WSU got a solo HR in the second inning.

Overall, PSU is 15-31, Weber State 25-20. In Big Sky play, the Vikings are 8-8, the Wildcats 12-5.

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