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Wildcats treat Ducks to rerun.

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TUCSON, Ariz. - Second-ranked Arizona doubled its softball pleasure this weekend at Oregon's expense with another 8-1 Pac-10 Conference victory on Sunday - the same score the Wildcats beat the Ducks by Saturday night.

Senior Jackie Coburn hit a two-run home run to break a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the first and give Arizona a 3-1 lead against UO starter Alicia Cook. The hosts added two runs in the fifth on Shelly Schultz's double, which chased Cook (6-4), and scored three more times in the sixth off reliever Lindsey Kontra.

Oregon scored first on Beth Boskovich's single for her team-leading 16th RBI that drove in Breanne Sabol. The Ducks finished with six hits - two each by Boskovich, Lovena Chaput and Erin Goodell - and Chaput's double was their only extra-base hit.

Oregon (23-13, 3-4 Pac-10) will play host to Santa Clara twice today, at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., after Oregon State opted out of its game at Howe Field against the Broncos. Admission is free.

Beavers bounce back

to keep streak alive

TEMPE, Ariz. - Streaking Oregon State won its 22nd softball game in a row when it rallied to a 3-2 victory over No. 17 Arizona State on Sunday.

The 13th-ranked Beavers (28-6, 7-0 Pac-10) posted the winning run in the top of the seventh when leadoff hitter Sherina Galvan singled and came around to score from first on ASU third baseman's Jen McCard's throwing error after fielding Alana Mendoza's sacrifice attempt.

OSU workhorse Brianne McGowan ended the game with her ninth strikeout to improve to 25-2. It was her 19th complete game this season and her 21st consecutive win.

Relief pitching denies

OSU a sweep of Cardinal

STANFORD, Calif. - No. 16 Oregon State was denied a series sweep of No. 10 Stanford when the Cardinal scored the eventual winning run in the bottom of the seventh for a 4-3 baseball victory Sunday.

Jed Lowrie's RBI single scored Adam Sorgi with what proved to be the winning run as the Beavers were held scoreless over the final six innings despite collecting 12 hits, including four by Darwin Barney and a solo home run by Geoff Wagner, but only two after the fourth inning. OSU (26-5, 5-1 Pac-10) left 11 runners on base and committed a season-high five errors.

Ducks top San Diego to end women's tennis skid

SAN DIEGO - Oregon ended a five-match women's tennis losing streak with a 5-2 win over the University of San Diego on Sunday.

The 24th-ranked Ducks swept the doubles and won four of six singles matches for the victory. Dominika Dieskova, Davina Mendiburu, Jamie Marshall and Ester Bak claimed singles victories.

Oregon faces Pepperdine in Malibu at 1:30 p.m. today.

Nealy paces UO women's golfers to seventh place

STANFORD, Calif. - Senior Johnna Nealy tied for fourth place to lead Oregon to a seventh-place tie at the Peg Barnard California Collegiate women's golf tournament on Sunday.

The Ducks shot a final-round 303, a nine-shot improvement over their opening round, to tie with Denver at 615. Washington won the 15-team event at 587, and Oregon State tied for 11th at 637.

Nealy shot an even-par 72 Sunday to finish at 145, five strokes behind medalist Kim Welch of Washington State. Kim McCready was next for Oregon at 152 to tie for 19th, followed by teammates Michelle Timpani at 159 (tied for 41st) and Erin Andrews at 163 (tied for 55th).

OSU's top finisher was freshman Jessi Gebhardt at 154, tied for 28th.

Rock's triple threat

leads Raiders over NCC

ASHLAND - Megan Rock's three triples highlighted Southern Oregon University's first-game victory in a softball sweep of Northwest Christian College on Sunday.

Rock's outburst led the Raiders to a 10-2 win in the opener before SOU scored an 8-1 victory in the second game. Kaylea Colley and Shannon Reed drove in NCC's runs in the first game, while Kasey Sconce had an RBI triple for the Beacons (16-12) in the second contest.
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Date:Apr 11, 2005
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