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  • SOU men claim CCC title

  • GRESHAM — The Southern Oregon University men unseated seven-time champion Concordia to earn the Cascade Collegiate Conference track and field championship Saturday at Mt. Hood Community College.
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  • GRESHAM — The Southern Oregon University men unseated seven-time champion Concordia to earn the Cascade Collegiate Conference track and field championship Saturday at Mt. Hood Community College.
    The Raiders used strong performances in sprints, distance, and field events to score 217 points. Eastern Oregon finished second at 145 points, followed by Concordia (131), and upstart Corban (99).
    A new team champion emerged on the women's side as well, as College of Idaho broke a string of six straight championships by Concordia. Behind eight individual champions, the Yotes racked up 210.5 points. Eastern Oregon finished in the runner-up spot with 126.5 points, while Concordia came home in third (115).
    After two more records were broken Saturday a total of seven meet records fell at the meet.
    Southern Oregon's Stephanie Techler won the women's pole vault event by clearing the bar at 11-feet, 53/4 inches. She was followed by Oregon Tech's Shannelle Cayetano (10-11 3/4) and 2012 champion Tiffanie Nyssen from Warner Pacific (10-11 3/4).
    The 100-meter dash on the men's side was a thriller, with Jonz Olander from Southern Oregon crossing the finish line in 10.92 seconds to add to his 400-meter victory from Friday. His teammate, Sullivan Stevens, placed second in 10.95, followed by Warner Pacific's Ka'imi Scott (11.00).
    In the men's 800, SOU's Zach Boyd-Helm outpaced a strong field, winning in 1:51.20 and holding off a challenge from EOU's Hans Roelle. The top seven finishers in this event earned NAIA automatic qualifying times.
    In the men's triple jump, SOU's Sam Hartinger out-leaped all his foes with a distance of 47-11/2. Keith Lester from Oregon Tech was right behind at 46-8.
    Mikayla Garrard from Southern Oregon broke through to win the women's 200 meters after finishing third in 2012. Her time of 25.38 was just ahead of Christi Avery from Warner Pacific at 25.50.
    Jonz Olander capped his outstanding meet with the individual title in the 200 meters. The SOU sprinter defended his win from 2012 by crossing the line in 21.73 seconds.
    The women's 400 meter hurdles saw SOU's Amelia Maguin earn the victory. Her time of 101.35 is a new meet record and an NAIA automatic qualifying mark.
    Olander was voted men's track athlete of the meet thanks to his wins in the 100, 200, 400, and the anchor leg of the 4x100 relay team.
    Coach of the year on the women's side went to College of Idaho's Pat McCurry, while Grier Gatlin from Southern Oregon was voted men's COY.
    College Baseball
    OREGON STATE 10, STANFORD 4 — At Stanford, Calif., Andrew Moore scattered six hits and two runs over six innings and Dylan Davis drove in five runs to send the sixth-ranked Oregon State baseball team to a runaway win over No. 25 Stanford at Sunken Diamond.
    The Beavers reached two milestones with Saturday's victory.
    First, Oregon State improved to 40-8 overall, becoming the second team in school history to reach the 40-win plateau during the regular season. The 2005 club was 41-9.
    Second, Oregon State improved to 19-4 in Pac-12 Conference play. The 2013 Beavers are now tied with the 2005 team for the most victories in league since the then-Pac-10 unified in 1999. The 1993 Beavers hold the single-season record with 20 wins in Pac-10 North play.
    Moore picked up his 10th win after throwing 95 pitches in six innings. He struck out two and walked two. His lone blemish came on a two-run home run by Austin Wilson of Stanford (26-19, 11-12) in the sixth.
    That home run snapped a 23 inning scoreless streak for Moore, who has won his last five games.
    Davis pushed his RBI total to eight through the two games against Stanford, going 3-for-5 with five RBIs. He doubled home two in the third, singled in a run in the sixth and had a two-run single in the eighth. He pushed his team-leading RBI total to 42.
    Davis, Andy Peterson and Max Gordon, of Ashland, all had three hits to pace the Beavers. Davis has five hits in the series while Peterson has six hits and two RBIs — both on Saturday.
    OREGON 3-4, OHIO STATE 1-0 — At Columbus, Ohio, freshman Mitchell Tolman had five hits and four RBIs in the doubleheader to lead No. 10 Oregon to the nonconference sweep.
    Tolman went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in the 11-inning opener and 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs in the nightcap. The freshman ran his RBI total to 18 in Oregon's last seven games.
    Oregon (39-11) got strong pitching in the wins over Ohio State (33-17). Five hurlers combined to hold the Buckeyes to just one run in 20 innings.
    Cole Irvin threw nine shutout innings in the second game, while Tommy Thorpe went 62/3 in the opener, allowing just one run on seven hits while tying a career high with seven strikeouts.
    In Game 1, Tolman delivered a two-run single in the 11th, scoring Brett Tomas and Aaron Payne.
    Garrett Cleavinger (7-0) picked up his fifth win in Oregon's last eight games. Jimmie Sherfy left the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th to claim his 17th save.
    In the nightcap, Irvin allowed just six hits and struck out seven while throwing his third complete game. The shutout was the second of the freshman's career.
    Thomas went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run, and J.J. Altobelli scored twice.
    The two teams meet again today in the series finale.
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