Portland knocks off Beavers, 7-5
KEIZER — Steven Kwan posted his first career four-hit game and KJ Harrison hit his eighth home run of the season, but Oregon State dropped a 7-5 nonconference decision to Portland Tuesday at Volcanoes Stadium.
Kwan singled three times — two on bunts — and doubled. The freshman's hitting streak reached a season-long five games.
Harrison, meanwhile, drove an 0-1 pitch from Portland reliever Jordan Lockwood over the fence in right. He leads the Beavers (29-16) in homers and pushed his RBI total to 39, which is one shy of the Pac-12 Conference lead.
The Beavers finished with 13 hits off two Portland pitchers, but left 11 runners on base.
GONZAGA 5, OREGON 4: At Eugene, Gonzaga completed a two-game sweep of with a pair of home runs and a pair of quality relief performances at PK Park in Eugene.
Oregon scored all four of its runs off GU starter Gage Burland in the first. Three of those runs came on a two-run single by Tim Susnara.
The home team held a 4-0 lead until the third inning, but the Zags chipped away with a pair of runs on three hits.
Gonzaga took the lead in the fourth with three more runs via the long ball. Frost led the frame off with a double to right field, and two batters later, catcher Joey Harris added another base runner with a walk. In the next at bat, designated hitter Nick Brooks blasted a shot straight out to center field, clearing the bases and giving Gonzaga a 5-4 advantage.