Howe pitches OSU past No. 4 Stanford.
Ben Howe pitched a four-hitter to lead Oregon State to a 3-1 upset of No. 4 Stanford in Pac-10 baseball Friday in Corvallis.
Howe struck out four, and the only blemish against him was a solo home run in the fourth inning by Stanford's Ryan Garko.
Chris Biles had a pair of hits for the Beavers (26-14, 5-5 Pac-10). Seth Pietsch and J.R. Runyon each had RBI singles for the Beavers in their three-run fourth inning.
Oregon's Chris King and Manuel Kost advanced to the quarterfinals of the men's invitational draw before falling at the Pac-10 Tennis Championships on Friday in Ojai, Calif.
Bad weather forced postponement of the tournament for nearly six hours.
King and Kost defeated Scott Feisenthal and Nicholas Weiss of Washington 8-1 in the opening round before falling 8-5 to Alberto Francis and Erfan Djahangiri of UCLA.
Oregon's Daria Panova fell in Friday's women's singles main draw quarterfinals, losing 6-3, 7-5 to USC's Jewel Peterson. Panova and Monica Gieczys had their quarterfinal match in the invitational doubles draw postponed until today.
Two other Oregon doubles teams weren't as fortunate. Courtney Nagle and Davina Mendiburu fell 8-1 to Petya Marinova and Sara Walker of UCLA in the main draw doubles first round, and Janice Nyland and Ester Bak lost 8-3 to Debbie Larocque and Maja Mlakar of Arizona in another first round match.
Lovieanne Jung ripped three hits, including a home run and a triple, and drove in three runs to lead No. 1 Arizona to an 11-3 victory over Oregon in a Pac-10 softball game Friday in Tucson, Ariz.
Jung's homer, a two-run shot in the fourth inning, gave the Wildcats (42-7, 9-3) a 5-0 lead, and her RBI triple in the fifth helped break the game open. Courtney Fossatti also had three hits for Arizona.
Andrea Vidlund hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning for the Ducks (19-23, 0-13), who also got an RBI double from Ashley Richards.
Steph Adams hit an RBI single in the seventh inning to lead No. 16 Oregon State to a 2-0 victory over No. 5 Arizona State in a Pac-10 game Friday in Tempe, Ariz.
The game was scoreless until Traci Feldt singled to center field for Oregon State (35-16, 6-7). The ball was mishandled by the Sun Devils (37-12, 7-5), allowing Brynnen Guthrie, who was on second base, to score. Adams followed one out later with a solid single past second base.
Oregon State's Monica Hoffman and Crystal Draper combined to allow just four hits and strike out eight Sun Devils. Adams had two hits for the Beavers.
Casey Pedersen doubled home Dana Reid in the fifth inning as Northwest Christian College stayed alive at the NSCAA Softball Tournament with a 2-1 victory over Southern Virginia University on Friday in LaGrange, Ga.
The Crusaders will play the winner of a late Friday game between LaGrange College and Texas Wesleyan in a loser-out game at the double-elimination tournament.
Dana Reid allowed only five hits in the complete game victory against Southern Virginia. Pedersen drove in both runs for NCC.
In earlier action, NCC defeated LaGrange 5-2 in the opener before falling 6-5 to Huntingdon College.
NCC's Trixy Brown was sidelined for the tournament with a dislocated thumb on the final play of the Huntingdon game when a Huntingdon baserunner collided with her at third base.
No interference was called and the Huntingdon runner scored the winning run.
Tiffiny Busse stroked two hits and drove in three runs in the loss.
Tina Houtz doubled, homered and drove in two runs for the Crusaders in the victory over LaGrange.
Three semi-pro football games are scheduled for South Eugene today, while the Eugene Edge of the Independent Women's Football League will be at Ashland High School to face the Oregon Thunder at noon.
In semi-pro games, the Northwest Timberwolves play the Cottage Grove Pride at 3 p.m. on the grass field; the Creswell Steel meet the Springfield Wildcats at 6:30 p.m. on the turf field; and the Oregon Outlaws play the Eugene Knights at 8:30 p.m. on the turf field.