College roundup: Late rally lifts Oregon Ducks baseball over Utah Utes

Published: Saturday, March 24 2012 10:00 p.m. MDT

Herrera, who threw a complete game in the Wolverines' win over Nebraska-Omaha Friday, allowed two runs in 41/3 innings, while Peay allowed just one hit in 22/3 innings.

The Wolverines scored single runs in the first and second innings before breaking the game open in the fourth.

Schulz, who singled to open the frame, later stole home for the first run of the frame, before Robinson and Amanda Perez added RBI singles.

Perez finished the game 3-for-4 with three RBIs and Robinson went 2-for-4 with an RBI.

The Wolverines close out the weekend Sunday with a doubleheader with Houston Baptist beginning at 9 a.m. MT.

USU TRACK & FIELD: At Irvine, Calif., Utah State senior thrower Spela Hus won the shot put with a toss of 14.63 meters (48-00.00) to lead USU to a solid finish at UC Irvine's Spring Break Collegiate Invitational.

Overall, the Aggies placed 23 student-athletes in the top-five of their respective events. Taking second-place for USU were juniors Bailee Whitworth in the 100 meters (12.07) and Aubrie Haymore in the 400 meters (55.76), along with freshman Nic Bowens in the 200 meters (21.54). Bowens also finished third in the 100 (10.69).

Senior Lindsey Spencer also tabbed second-place honors in the discus with a mark of 51.39 meters (168-07) to go along with a third-place finish in the shot put [13.94 meters (45-09.00)]. Freshman Devin Wright continued to throw well in the javelin as he took home his second-straight silver prize with a mark of 56.93 meters (186-09).

"Today was one of those days where we are looking for improvement and really, at this time of year that is what we are looking for," said Utah State veteran head coach Gregg Gensel. "What we saw today was everyone being consistent or improving and that is what we want."

Other top-five finishers for the USU women included seniors Sonia Grabowska who vaulted 3.86 meters (12-08.00) in the pole vault to place third. Freshmen Mariah Thompson and Rachel Orr each cleared 1.65 meters (5-05.00) to tie for fourth-place, while fellow freshman Aubriann Bosen placed fifth in the javelin with a throw of 35.91 meters (117-10). Senior Julia Stewart also took home a fifth-place finish in the triple jump with a leap of 11.24 meters (36-10.50).

Freshmen McKenzie Johnson and Shaleen Richardson joined Whitworth and Haymore to cross the finish line in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 48.69, which was good enough for fourth-place.

Other top-five finishers for the Utah State men included seniors Daniel Howell and Aaron Clements who finished fourth and fifth in the 1,500 meters with times of 3:54.51 and 3:54.87, respectively. Sophomore AJ Boully collected a fifth-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles (53.11) while the men's 4x100-meter relay time clocked in at 41.31 to also take fifth-place. The relay team consisted of Bowens along with senior Xavier Martin and juniors Silas Pimentel and Will Henry. Junior Jordan McMurray also placed fourth in the javelin [50.82 meters (166-09)].

USU will continue the 2012 outdoor season at New Mexico's Tailwind Invitational in Albuquerque on April 6-7. The Aggies will host their lone home meet of the season, the Mark Faldmo Invitational on April 21 at the Ralph Maughan Track Stadium.

USU results:


100m - 2. Bailee Whitworth, 12.07

100m Hurdles - 16. Bri Campbell, 15.55; McKenzie Johnson, DQ

200m - 23. Krista Whittle, 26.36; 31. McKenzie Johnson, 27.10

400m - 2. Aubrie Haymore, 55.76; 19. Krista Whittle, 59.78; 20. Jessie Nielsen, 59.84

400m Hurdles - 6. Camille Fehlberg, 1:01.08; 11. Laycee Elliott, 1:05.27

800m - 6. Kylie Hirschi, 2:11.53; 10. Jessie Chugg, 2:15.49

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