CORVALLIS, Ore. — Solid pitching by both teams led to a 1-0 loss for the Utah baseball team against sixth-ranked Oregon State on Friday evening to open a three-game series against the Beavers.
Utah's Mitch Watrous and Oregon State's Matt Boyd spent most of the game locked in a pitcher's duel. Watrous allowed just four hits over seven innings and struck out three. He falls to 2-2 on the year with the loss.
Boyd surrendered just two hits after pitching a complete game for the Beavers.
Also pitching for Utah was Nick Green, who threw the eighth inning and recorded a strikeout.
BYU 11, PORTLAND 7: At Provo, Jaycob Brugman's three-run home run highlighted a six-run fourth inning to lead the Cougars. He went 3 for 5 with four RBIs and three runs scored. Kelton Caldwell went 3 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored and Nate Favero, who entered the lineup replacing suspended Jacob Hannemann, went 2 for 5 with an RBI and a run as well.
UVU SPLITS: At Orem, UVU rallied win the opener of a Friday doubleheader, 3-2, before Houston Baptist held on to win the nightcap, 5-3. In the first game, Riley White delivered the game winning hit, a two-run, two-out single in the bottom of the sixth off of HBU closer Jake Gonzalez.
SLCC SWEPT: At Henderson, Nev., the Bruins (26-16, 14-12 SWAC) fell twice to No. 4 College of Southern Nevada (30-9, 18-4) in a doubleheader. The Bruins dropped the opening contest 7-3 and despite outhitting the Coyotes 5-4, SLCC lost Game 2 two 3-0.
SLCC WINS ONE OF TWO: At Taylorsville, the No. 2-ranked Bruins (37-6, 31-3 SWAC) split a pair of matchups rival No. 6-ranked College of Southern Idaho (36-8, 30-4 SWAC). The Bruins fell to the Golden Eagles 4-3 in game one and earned an 8-2 victory in the second contest. The doubleheader split keeps SLCC one game ahead of CSI for the conference lead.
BYU SWEPT: At Provo, with two hits and no runs in the second game of a Friday doubleheader, the BYU softball team couldn't overcome Loyola Marymount for a 5-0 loss after falling 8-2 in the first game of the day.
OREGON STATE 6, UTAH 2: At Corvallis, Ore., sophomore left fielder Kate Dickman drove in two runs for her sixth multi-RBI effort of the year. Utah (17-22-1, 3-10 Pac-12) turned in four hits in the series opener, including base hits from Dickman, sophomore Marissa Mendenhall, freshman catcher Shelby Pacheco and senior shortstop Kelsi Hoopiiaina each hit singles for the Utes.
USU BEATEN TWICE: At Seattle, USU senior pitcher Mandy Harmon had a no-hitter through 6 2/3 innings, but Seattle broke through with a single to load the bases. Senior relief pitcher Shelbi Tyteca came on in relief and Seattle's Isabella Geronimo laced two-run bases-loaded single down the left field line for a 2-1 walk-off victory in the second game of a doubleheader Friday afternoon at a cold and rainy Logan Field. USU was also nipped in the opener, 3-1.
WSU GAME SUSPENDED: At Sacramento, Calif., Aiming for a doubleheader split against Sacramento State on Friday, the Wildcats were foiled by darkness in the 15th inning and will have to wait until Saturday afternoon to try to polish off a three-run lead with just three outs needed. The Wildcats dropped a tough 3-0 decision to the Hornets in the day's opening game at Shea Stadium, but the nightcap living up to its billing as it drug on for 14 1/2 innings before be it was put on hold until 1 p.m. on Saturday to finish up.
BYU:Jordan Hammer and Lauren Atkinson were named to the West Coast Conference's men's and women's golf all-academic teams, the league announced Friday.