Beaver pitching shuts down Portland

PORTLAND — James Nygren and Ben Wetzler combined to strike out 13 as the third-ranked Oregon State baseball team defeated Portland, 6-1, on Tuesday afternoon in a nonconference game at Joe Etzel Field.

The win pushed the Beavers' winning streak against the Pilots to 11 games. OSU is now 30-8 overall.Neither team was able to do much through three innings, but the Beavers broke the scoreless stalemate with four runs on six singles in the top half of the fourth. Danny Hayes, Kavin Keyes, Parker Berberet and Ryan Dunn all drove in runs with singles off Portland starter Owen Jones.

Those four runs were all Nygren needed as the right-hander worked 51/3 innings to improve to 7-1, tying Sam Gaviglio for the team lead in wins. The senior had eight strikeouts and scattered just three hits while walking none.

Wetzler came in and worked the final 32/3 innings, striking out five while allowing an unearned run for his first career save. He struck out five and allowed two hits.

Track and Field

PERRY HONORED — For the second time this season, Southern Oregon junior Max Perry has been named the Cascade Conference field athlete of the week.

Perry's honor comes after helping the Raiders join up with Oregon Tech to win the men's crown at the annual Oregon/California Border Clash in Klamath Falls.

Perry put on a show, winning the shot put (52-71/2), hammer throw (177-9) and discus (151-10).

UO'S KESSELRING GAINS NOD — Oregon sophomore Anne Kesselring ran a nation-leading 2:02.44 in the 800 meters at the Oregon Relays to earn the Pac-10 Conference award for women's track athlete of the week for April 18-24.

Kesselring, from Nurnberg, Germany, finished second to professional Geena Gall, who ran a world-leading 2:02.04.

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