UO & OSU Sports (8), March 11

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Oregon’s baseball team opened the 2024 Pac-12 season by winning two-out-of-three at Phoenix, AZ over Arizona State. The Sun Devils won the opener 5-4, but the Ducks took the next two, 6-4 Saturday and 8-5 Sunday. Oregon (2-1, 11-4) has a non-league game at home Tuesday, March 12, 5:05p, against Portland and then host California for three Pac-12 games beginning Thursday.

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Oregon State’s baseball team swept four-games from visiting CSUN at Goss Stadium, Corvallis. On Thursday, OSU won 9-2, Friday 8-6, Saturday 7-6 and Sunday 9-7. The Beavers (15-1) open Pac-12 league play at Utah, Salt Lake City, Friday, 5p.

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Oregon’s softball team opened the 2024 Pac-12 season at home with two-wins-out-of-three over visiting California at Jane Sanders Field, Eugene. On Friday, the Golden Bears won 11-5, but Oregon rebounded with a 4-3 in nine-innings Saturday, followed by a 5-2 win also Saturday. The Ducks (2-1, 14-9) are scheduled to play at Utah on Friday, March 15, 3p, televised on Utah Live Stream.

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Oregon State’s softball team dropped two-out-of-three Pac-12 games to visiting Arizona to open the conference season at Corvallis. The Beavers won Friday 3-2 in 8-innings, but Arizona came back and won the second game 6-4. On Saturday, the Wildcats clinched the series 6-0. OSU (1-2, 12-12) has two non-conference game against Portland State, Tuesday, March 12, 3p & 5p, both on ESPN+. Beginning Friday, Oregon State is at Arizona State for three league games.

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Oregon’s men ended the 2024 Basketball Pac-12 regular season with a 66-65 win Saturday at Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, against visiting Utah. The Ducks (12-8, 20-11) will next play in the Pac-12 Tournament, Thursday, March 14, 2:30 p.m. at Las Vegas, NV.

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Oregon State’s men’s basketball team lost their final game of the regular 2024 Pac-12 season Saturday, 73-57 to visiting Colorado at Gill Coliseum, Corvallis. The Beavers (5-15, 13-18) will open the Pac-12 Tournament at Las Vegas Wednesday, 2:30p, against UCLA televised on the Pac-12 Network.

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UO release – Women of Oregon Fourth at NCAAs – The Ducks finished with 31 points during the three-day national meet in Boston. BOSTON, Mass. – The Oregon women’s track and field team finished in fourth place at the 2024 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships that wrapped up Saturday evening. The Ducks were led by a runner-up showing from Jaida Ross in the shot put and bronze performances from Jadyn Mays in the 60 and 200 meters. Collectively, the Ducks scored 31 points during the indoor national meet, just a couple points behind Georgia for a top-three podium finish. All seven of Oregon’s scoring opportunities produced points in Saturday’s evening session inside the TRACK at new balance facility. The Ducks scored in eight of the nine events they were entered with the addition of Friday’s distance-medley relay. Improving on her eighth-place finish a season ago, Ross delivered eight points in the UO women’s first scoring opportunity of the nigh. She finished as the national runner-up in the shot put Saturday with a day’s best of 18.47m/60-7.25 in the fourth round. Ross led through the first three rounds before being passed by eventual champion Mya Lesnar of Colorado State. The top two in shot put were separated by just six centimeters. Ross registered three 18-meter marks during her series. Now a two-time NCAA indoor scorer, Klaudia Kazimierska finished seventh in the mile to kick off finals on the track. The UO standout crossed in 4:30.65, the second-fastest time of her career and just three tenths off her school record—4:30.33—set on the track in Boston last month. A year removed from two fifth-place national finishes, Mays upgraded to bronze in the 60 and 200 on Saturday. In the shorter sprint, she matched her career-best placing in the event from 2022. She ran a time of 7.12 to collect her first points of the evening. Approximately 40 minutes later, Mays circled the banked oval in 22.60 for another six points for the UO women. Sophomore Aaliyah McCormick, making her second-career appearance in a national final, was seventh over the 60-meter hurdles. With a stumble over the final barrier, McCormick was able to maintain her footing well enough to get to the finish line in 8.26 and score two points. She ends the indoor campaign with a season best of 8.04 from Friday’s semifinal. In the final individual event of the weekend, Eugene native Maddy Elmore ran to an eighth-place finish at 3,000 meters. The school-record holder in the event crossed in 8:58.52 in her debut at the national indoor meet. The Ducks’ 4×400-meter relay closed out the night with a time of 3:30.89 to finish second in the first of three section, and seventh overall. As it has for most of the season, the quartet included Shana Grebo, Ella Clayton, Katriina Wright and Shaniya Hall. Originally, the team stood in eighth place after the three sections but after a disqualification in the last race, the Ducks elevated to seventh. With the two points—instead of one—Oregon moved from a tie for fourth place with Ole Miss into sole possession of the spot. Notable: After completing the 60-meter hurdles, Rafael Raap withdrew from the heptathlon prior to the start of the pole vault. The UO sophomore posted a time of 8.41 in the first event of the day. He will end his indoor season with a best of 5,757 points from the Ken Shannon Last Chance meet in late February.

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OSU release – BOSTON, Mass. – Kaylee Mitchell closes her storied Oregon State career as the most decorated runner in school history with her 10th All-American honor after finishing 10th in the 3,000 meters in 9:02.91 on Saturday. Mitchell’s Oregon State career comes to a close with five indoor All-American honors to go with three in cross country and two outdoors. The senior returned for a final indoor and cross country season, but she has no remaining outdoor eligibility. The native of Salem, Ore. combined with teammate Grace Fetherstonhaugh to reset the standard for the Oregon State track and field program, scoring both indoors and outdoors and helping the Beavers achieve their highest national championship point totals since the return of the program in 2004. “When I came to Oregon State in 2017, my vision was exactly this,” head coach Louie Quintana said. “Build this team, be competitive on the national stage and have a NCAA star emerge with Oregon roots. Kaylee has laid the foundation and showed her current young teammates and all those that come after that these dreams are possible at OSU. Her, along with Grace, have been such amazing ambassadors for OSU track and field and we are so sad to not have them line up anymore, but so happy and grateful that they chose to spend their college careers as a Beav. They are the best and even though their careers are done at OSU, you can bet that we’ll be seeing them make Olympic teams one day soon.” The early portion of the race saw Mitchell oscillate between fourth and sixth place, hanging in the leading pack of six runners. The senior remained in touch with the leaders through the race’s first five minutes before a pack of four emerged at the front. From there, Mitchell held on to sixth place for much of the race before late kicks and a lean at the line dropped her to 10th. The senior finished just behind the eighth and ninth place runners, nearly scoring for OSU.

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