Adley Rutschman finished 3 for 5 with four runs batted in Friday and the third-ranked Oregon State Beavers (34-7, 13-6 Pac-12) cruised to a 17-3 win over the Washington State Cougars (14-24, 6-13) to open a three-game baseball series at Bailey-Brayton Field, in front of a season-high 1,484 fans.
The game was tied at 2 after four innings, but the Beavers scored 12 runs in the next three innings, including a seven-run seventh.
OSU’s Luke Heimlich (11-1) struck out 11 and walked none in seven innings, allowing three hits and two earned runs.
James Rudkin’s two-run double in the second allowed the Cougars to knot the score. WSU’s Robert Teel hit a solo shot to left in the ninth for his first career homer.
Rutschman had a two-run double and Michael Gretler followed with a two-run single during OSU’s seven-run seventh.
Arizona State 4, Washington 3: Gage Canning’s two-out RBI double to left-center in the ninth gave the Sun Devils (19-25, 11-11 Pac-12) a win over the Huskies (21-20, 11-8) in Tempe, Arizona.
The first two Sun Devils batters in the ninth struck out against Alex Hardy (4-2) before Spencer Torkelson’s single to right. Josh Burgmann relieved and gave up Canning’s double.
UW tied the score at 3 in the eighth on Joe Wainhouse’s RBI single to right.
(5) Washington 6, Oregon State 1: Gabbie Plain struck out 11 and Noelle Hee had a two-run single during a three-run first as the visiting Huskies (42-8, 13-8 Pac-12) snapped a six-game losing streak with a win over the Beavers (26-24, 7-12) in Corvallis.
Plain (14-14) scattered six hits and allowed one earned run. Julia DePonte capped the scoring with a two-run homer in the sixth.
North Idaho 14-17, Blue Mountain 1-1: Kalyna Korok finished the day 5 for 7 with six RBIs and four runs and the visiting Cardinals (41-3, 26-2 Northwest Athletic Conference) cruised to a doubleheader sweep of the Timberwolves (1-37, 1-27) in Pendleton, Oregon.
NIC’s Kayla Curtan went 6 for 9 with five runs and four RBIs on the day. Teammate Megan Carver was 6 for 10 with five runs and five RBIs.
Madi Mott won the opener, allowing one hit and no earned runs in four innings, striking out five and walking none.
Treasure Valley 17-8, CC Spokane 0-5: Raelyn Curry pitched a five-inning one-hitter in the opener to start the Chukars (18-24, 17-11 NWAC) toward a sweep of the Sasquatch (16-20, 10-18) in Ontario, Oregon.
Katelyn Sage, Tia Pau and Tabby Bartolome had first-inning RBI singles for CCS in the second game, but TVCC responded with a five-run second, starting with Gracie Waite’s solo homer.
Track and field
Eastern Washington took the top three places in women’s pole vault as the Eagles wrapped up their regular season at the Tom Gage Last Chance Meet in Missoula.
Elizabeth Prouty and Erin Clark tied for first with clearances of 12 feet, 2 3/4 inches. Macey Weitz reached the same height but placed third on a tiebreaker.
Idaho’s Hannah Ringel won the women’s shot put at 41-8 1/2.
Idaho’s Rikki McCaw ran 22.24 seconds to win the men’s 200 meters.
- Whitworth took the top two positions in the women’s 3,000 steeplechase during the Oregon Twilight in Eugene, with Kayla Leland (10:20.97) topping Marissa Mount (10:27.68.) The Pirates’ Kayla Brase placed second in the women’s triple jump (38-7). Whitworth’s men received second-place efforts from Andrew Bloom (219-7) in the javelin and John-Robert Woolley (54.31) in the 400 hurdles.
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