Ducks topple number one seed
Tyler Dorsey shot six-for-10 from 3-point range and scored a game high 27 points as the Ducks eliminated top-seeded Kansas, 74-60 in the Midwest Regional final at Kansas City. The win advances the Ducks to the Final Four for the first time since 1939. The Ducks will play North Carolina next Saturday in a national semi-final game.
Oregon Women upsets Maryland
For the women, Sabrina Ionescu led five Oregon players in double figures with 21 points and the 10th seeded Ducks continued their improbable run through the NCAA Tournament with a 77-63 upset win over third seeded Maryland. They’ll face overall number one seed U-Conn this afternoon at four in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
OSU ousted by FSU
The Oregon State women built an early 17-point lead Saturday afternoon but couldn’t hand on, eventually losing 66-53 to Florida State in Stockton, California.
Top-ranked Oregon State completed a sweep of number nine Arizona yesterday in Corvallis with an 11-7 win. It capped a weekend that saw the Beavers walk-off with wins in the ninth inning Friday 4-3, and Saturday 5-4. Oregon State is going to be in Moraga, California tomorrow for a non-league game against Mt. St. Mary’s.
In Eugene, the Ducks took two of three games from the Washington Huskies at PK Park, winning Friday 4-3, then again Saturday one-nothing, before losing 12-3 yesterday. The Ducks are on the “bluff” tomorrow at the University of Portland for a non-league game against the Pilots.
Prep baseball… Junction City swept the Siuslaw Vikings in two games, 4-1 and 7-4. Drew Rannow and Kelby White each had hits in both games for the Vikings.
The Vikings are in Newport this afternoon for two games… game one will air on KCST with the pregame show at 2:15.
Softball… Claire Waggoner was a combined six-for-seven at the plate with seven runs scored and a double as the Vikings swept the Bandon Tigers in two games Saturday. Siuslaw shut out the Tigers ten-nothing in the opener, then put up a total of 14 hits as a team for a 13-3 victory in the nightcap. Heidi Jones face 21-batters in each game, striking out a total of 14 on the day while allowing 11 hits. The Vikings will host Harrisburg on Thursday.