Ashland grad strikes out eight in relief of Reyes; SOU tracksters shine at Preview

Former Ashland High standout Sam Gaviglio did not allow a run in the longest outing for an Oregon State pitcher this season, but the Beavers still dropped the third game of the Papé Grand Slam to Missouri State, 4-2, on Sunday at PGE Park in Portland.

Gaviglio, a freshman, was sharp in relief of starter Jorge Reyes, striking out eight Missouri State hitters without a walk in 6 1-3 innings. The 2008 Class 5A pitcher of the year surpassed Tyler Waldron's seven strikeouts against Arizona State for the most strikeouts for an Oregon State pitcher in the 2009 season.

Stefen Romero and John Wallace both had two hits for the Beavers. Oregon State loaded the bases in the ninth before ultimately falling to the Bears for the second time in the series. Adalberto Santos was 1-for-4 with one walk to extend his team high hitting streak to eight games.

Missouri State starter Aaron Meade pitched six scoreless innings. He struck out six Beaver hitters and allowed four hits and walked three.

The Beavers made their final push for the lead in the ninth, started by Brett Casey's second walk of the game and a John Tommasini single. A Santos groundout advanced Casey to third and Romero walked to load the bases for Ryan Ortiz, who struck out on four pitches to end the game.

College Track and Field

Cameron Kreuz, Akeem Jackson, Antwun Baker and Stephanie Miller all claimed victories for the Southern Oregon track and field team at the Northwest Conference Preview Meet in Forest Grove.

Kreuz secured an NAIA Provisional Qualifying time with his victory in the 800. Kreuz finished in a time of 1:54.80 to defeat teammate Levi Roudebush who finished second in 1:59.91.

Jackson won his second straight long jump event with a leap of 22-02.25. Baker came away with a victory in the 200 in a time of 23.02.

Baker (11.29) and Jackson (11.36) finished second and third in the 100 and then the two teamed with Brandon McGraw and Kevin Rapet to finish second in the 4x100. The relay team's time of 43.21 broke the stadium record at Pacific University, but finished behind Linfield's time of 42.57.

The other highlight for the Southern Oregon men was Ryan Sorenson (15:30.78) and Chris Paterson (15:35.12) finishing second and third in the 5,000.

On the women's side, Miller won her second straight javelin title, winning this week with a throw of 123-10.

Distance runners Katelyn Alley and Kristen Juveland had impressive days. Alley finished second in the 800 in 2:25.71 and Juveland finished second in the 5,000 in 19:09.95.

Freshman Chennin Young finished second in the 100 hurdles with a time of 16.12 and Jamie Wells claimed a third-place finish in the pole vault with a vault of 10-00.