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SOU caps softball homestand with sweep

ASHLAND — Consecutive two-out RBI singles from Kayleen Smith and Nicole Cardoza broke a tie in the bottom of the sixth and proved to be the game-winners as Southern Oregon topped College of Idaho, 6-3, in Game 2 to record a Cascade Conference doubleheader sweep Saturday at University Field.

The 16th-ranked Raiders (25-11, 11-5 CCC) — who won the first game, 5-3 — finished up their homestand with a record of 8-2.

C of I (11-14-1, 5-9) had tied the game, 3-3, in the top of the sixth when Katie Rowe and Delaney Atkins singled and Rowe came in on Jodie Hoagland's fielder's choice. SOU pitcher Sydney White (9-5), who entered with a one-run lead but with Rowe and Atkins on, struck out the last two batters of the inning to preserve the tie.

In the bottom of the sixth, Rebecca Velasquez and Alexa Gonzalez drew walks to set the table for Smith and Cardoza.

White set the Yotes down in order in the seventh to earn her second win of the day, improving to 9-5 on the season.

In Game 1, another quality start by White paved the way.

White went the distance, giving up six hits and one earned run with five strikeouts and two walks.

SOU went ahead 2-1 in the third inning when Kelsey Randall scored on a two-out fielding error. In the sixth, Megan Winton singled and Abigail Lund scored on a two-base error in center field and Gonzalez later hit a two-run double.

Track and Field

RAIDERS SHINE: At San Francisco, Julius Shellmire finished fourth in the 100 meters (10.79) and sixth in the 200 (22.12) at the San Francisco State Invite.

Shellmire already had the top 100 time in the Cascade Conference and now has the second best 200. SOU's Cameron Bremner was eighth in the 100 in 11.02.

For the women, Rakayla Tyler improved on her CCC-best 100 time, finishing 10th in 12.55 seconds.

In a meet at Linfield in McMinnville, Tylor King won the men's shot put with a season-best 52 feet, 7 inches. He also was 10th in the discus (128-1).

In men's running events, Morgan Pfunder paced SOU in the 10,000 in 41:12.42, good for third, while Greg Garcia was runner-up in the 10K in 33:38.90. Ben Stevens took fifth in the 5K (16:13.92).

For the women, Hannah Lambert was second in the discus (125-11), third in the shot put (38-7 ) and seventh in the hammer (131-9).

Loghan Sprauer placed fifth in the high jump at 4-10 .


OSU 5, WASHINGTON 4: At Corvallis, Jack Anderson singled in KJ Harrison with two outs in the eighth inning to cap sixth-ranked Oregon State's Pac-12 victory.

Anderson's hit came with an 0-1 count against reliever Troy Rallings.

The Beavers' Max Engelbrekt came on in the ninth and struck out Josh Cushing with two runners in scoring position for his 10th save.

Anderson’s single punctuated an Oregon State comeback that started in the seventh. Kyle Nobach drove in the Beavers’ first two runs on a double to right-center. He then scored on back-to-back wild pitches by reliever Spencer Jones.

Trever Morrison opened the eighth with a single to left off Rallings, then moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Nick Madrigal. Harrison's single scored Morrison to tie it at 4.

Anderson and Nobach each had two hits for the OSU (19-6, 5-3 Pac-12).