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Gauchos cool off Oregon's hot softball start.

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POWAY, Calif. - Loren Thornburg allowed just four hits as UC Santa Barbara handed Oregon its first shutout of the softball season, 2-0, at the Campbell/Cartier Classic.

E.J. Lauchland and Diane Pershing each drove in runs for the Gauchos (10-1). Anissa Meashintubby took the loss for the Ducks (8-2), who play Cal State Northridge today.

OSU suffers pair

of softball defeats

LAS VEGAS - After starting the season off on a long winning streak, Oregon State's softball team began its first losing streak on Friday at the UNLV Desert Classic.

The No. 23 Beavers lost 2-1 to Hawaii in their opening game, then fell 6-2 to fourth-ranked Nebraska, their opponent in the NCAA regionals last season.

Thunder use strong third period to beat Puget Sound

Eugene scored three goals in the third period to pull away to a 5-2 victory over the Puget Sound Thunder in a Northern Pacific Hockey League game on Friday night at Lane County Ice.

Jake O'Neal, Griffen Gale and Michael Senseman all scored during the Thunder's third-period rally, which broke a 2-2 tie.

Zack Zane and Ross Tucker added goals for Eugene, which improved to 23-12-4-3, good for 53 points and second place in the league.

Brock Beckner had 35 saves for the Thunder, who are one point behind first-place Tri-City.

Beaver golfers place 12th, Oregon 14th at Waikoloa

WAIKOLOA, Hawaii - Oregon and Oregon State both moved up in the final round of the TaylorMade Intercollegiate Tournament on Friday.

The Beavers shot a 1-under-par 287 to improve to 12th place with an overall score of 865, while the Ducks shot an even-par 288 to move into 14th place with an 867.

Gregg Lavoie led the way for the Ducks, shooting a 1-under 71 to move to 216 for the tournament, good for 41st place. Chris Carnahan, in 21st after two rounds, struggled to a 78 to fall to 65th place.

OSU baseball shuts out Oklahoma State, 4-0

SURPRISE, Ariz. - Jake Postlewait and Jon Koller combined to allow just five hits as Oregon State defeated Oklahoma State 4-0 in the opening game of the round-robin Coca-Cola Classic baseball tourney.

Seth Pietsch and Andy Jarvis each had two hits and for the Beavers, who took control of the game with a two-run first inning.

Andrus gets provisional berth to NCAA track meet

AMES, Iowa - Oregon's Ryan Andrus won the 5,000 meters in a lifetime best time of 14 minutes, 6.33 seconds, good for an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the first day of competition at the Iowa State Classic.

OSU-USC football game gets television berth

CORVALLIS - Oregon State's football game against Southern California has been moved to Dec. 6 for a national telecast, the Pac-10 Conference announced Friday.

The game, to be played in Los Angeles, was originally scheduled for Nov. 8.

Ricioli, Nelson lead OSU gymnasts past California

CORVALLIS - Tanya Ricioli and Lindsay Nelson finished 1-2 for Oregon State as the ninth-ranked Beavers defeated California 197.025-194.550 at Gill Coliseum on Friday.

Ricioli scored 39.425 all-around points for her sixth performance of better than 39 points this season.

Ricioli won the beam with a score of 9.900 and added another 9.900 to win the floor exercise. Elizabeth Jillson earned a score of 9.925 to win the uneven bars.

Ducks' women's tennis match postponed in desert

TUCSON, Ariz. - Oregon's women's tennis match against No. 16 Arizona was postponed due to heavy rains on Friday.

The Ducks are scheduled to play at Arizona State today, although if it rains, that match would be rescheduled for Sunday and the Arizona match would be canceled.
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Title Annotation:UCSB pitcher hands the 8-2 Ducks their first shutout of the season; Sports
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Feb 15, 2003
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