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  • Ducks give Horton 900th win

    Second-ranked Beavers run mark to 4-0 in pitcher Thompson's sharp debut
  • HONOLULU — Oregon scored six runs in the eighth inning to break open a close game and give the Ducks a 10-2 win over Hawaii on Monday at Les Murakami Stadium.
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  • HONOLULU — Oregon scored six runs in the eighth inning to break open a close game and give the Ducks a 10-2 win over Hawaii on Monday at Les Murakami Stadium.
    The win was the 900th of George Horton's head coaching career.
    Scott Heineman and Tyler Baumgartner both had three hits to lead Oregon's 10-hit attack.
    Heineman, who entered the game without a hit in the series, went 3-for-5 with three runs scored. Baumgartner was 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored. Mitchell Tolman drove in a pair of runs while going 1-for-4.
    Senior Jeff Gold picked up the win allowing just one run on five hits in six innings.
    OREGON STATE 7, PACIFIC 0 — At Tempe, Ariz., Michael Conforto drove in three runs and Jake Thompson tossed seven scoreless innings in his collegiate debut to pace second-ranked Oregon State.
    Conforto drove in runs in the third, sixth and seventh innings via a triple, walk and single, respectively. His first two RBIs gave Thompson breathing room as the Beavers took a 2-0 lead into the seventh. OSU, however, broke the game open with a five-run seventh.
    Thompson's first collegiate game saw the right-hander strike out three while allowing three hits and two walks. The freshman retired 10 of his last 11 batters after allowing a single and a walk to open the fourth inning.
    The Beavers (4-0 overall), who stranded 11 runners through the first six innings, pushed ahead with the five-run seventh that was highlighted by a Jeff Hendrix single that drove in two. Trever Morrison and Andy Peterson, in addition to Conforto's single, also drove in runs via a walk and groundout, respectively.
    Will Lydon took the loss for Pacific and is 1-0 on the year. The right-hander started for the Tigers (1-3) and worked 3 2/3 innings, allowing three hits and a run.
    The Beavers out-hit their opponent for the first time during the trip, collecting 10 hits to Pacific's four. Kavin Keyes led the team with three hits while Conforto and Ice each had two.
    The Beavers return to the Phoenix area next weekend for four games in Surprise. OSU takes on Nebraska Friday at noon Pacific.
    Women's Basketball
    UCLA 103, OREGON 83 — At Eugene, Atonye Nyingifa tied her career-high with 34 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead UCLA.
    Nyingifa had 34 points when the Bruins (12-14, 6-8 Pac-12) rallied to beat the Ducks last month.
    Nirra Fields added 26 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals, Thea Lemberger had 21 points, 8 assists and 3 steals and Corinne Costa had 10 points.
    Ariel Thomas had 28 points for Oregon (13-12, 4-10) while Jillian Alleyne had 24 points and 12 rebounds, moving into first place on the school and conference single-season rebound list. She also had six steals and four blocks. Danielle Love had 19 points.
    UCLA shot 54.7 percent for the game, making 9 of 15 3-pointers in the process, led by Lemberger's four. Overall the Bruins had 29 assists on 41 baskets with forwards Nyingifa and Costa having four apiece.
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