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Jumper Lindquist leads Raiders at Challenge

ARCATA, Calif. — Seth Lindquist earned impressive victories in both the long jump and the triple jump to lead the Southern Oregon track and field team in the second annual Border Challenge Saturday.

Hurdler Dennis Olstedt also had a big day for the Raiders, winning the men's 110-meter hurdles in 15.39 seconds, placing second in the 400 hurdles and running the anchor leg for SOU's victorious 4x400 relay team.

Also posting wins for the Raiders were Levi Roudebush in the 1,500 (3:57.01) and Andrew Milne in the 5,000 (15:16.18).

Lindquist leaped 21 feet, 91/4 inches to capture the long jump title by 73/4 inches over Derek Larman of Oregon Tech.

In the triple jump, Lindquist uncorked a 45-5 to edge Brady Baumgartner (42-23/4) of Humboldt State.

The SOU women were led by Holly Haga, who placed second in the discus (136-4).


USC 5, OREGON 4, 10 inn. — At Oregon, No. 18 Oregon left the tying and go-ahead runs stranded in the bottom of the 10th inning as USC evened the three-game series in front of 3,213 at PK Park.

The Ducks three-game winning streak was snapped as they fell to 26-13 overall and 7-7 in league. The Trojans are 17-21 and 3-11.

Oregon's relief pitchers allowed four runs in the final four innings. Starter Justin LaTempa was in line for the win after tossing six innings of one-run baseball, allowing six hits while fanning six. He left the game with a 2-1 lead.

In the top of the 10th, Oregon's Drew Gagnier came on in relief after fellow reliever Scott McGough allowed three runs in three innings. Gagnier got two quick outs, then walked Alex Glenn and Ryan Bast, and moved Glenn to third on wild pitch, setting up Mike O'Neill's RBI single to right that proved to be the game winner.

O'Neill led USC with a 4-for-6 outing, scoring two runs in addition to his 10th-inning RBI. USC totaled 15 hits on the day — the most Oregon has surrendered in a single game this season.

Steven Packard led the Ducks, going 2-for-4 and scoring twice.

WASHINGTON STATE 12, OREGON STATE 4 — At Pullman, Wash., former North Medford player Rob Folsom had a good game but it couldn't prevent Oregon State from losing to Washington State.

The Beavers are 20-13 overall and 3-8 in the Pac-10. WSU is 21-14 and 5-6.

Stefen Romero hit his ninth home run of the season and Folsom doubled twice for the Beavers, who trailed 11-1 after three innings.

OSU starter Tanner Robles was chased after 3 2/3 innings and took the loss to drop to 4-4. He allowed nine hits and 11 runs while striking out three. He was relieved by Ryan Gorton in the fourth.

Sam Gaviglio (1-1, 5.66) of Ashland gets the start for the Beavers in the final game of the series today.


OSU'S RODRIGUEZ MEDALS — At Gainesville, Fla., Oregon State senior Mandi Rodriguez placed third in the vault in the individual event championships at the NCAA meet. Beaver freshman Makayla Stambaugh placed 12th on the floor exercise.

Rodriguez performed her customary Yurchenko with a full twist as her first vault to score 9.875. She came back with a Yurchenko with a half twist to score 9.8125 to finish with an average of 9.84375.

For the second year in a row, Rodriguez earned three All-American awards. She was first team on vault and second team on floor and in the all-around.

This marks the fifth straight year OSU has had an All-American on the vault.