Sam Gaviglio, Oregon State freshman pitcher

Sam Gaviglio, Oregon State freshman pitcher

Gaviglio allowed three runs on five hits in four innings of relief but still picked up the win after the Beavers' 7-6 victory over BYU on Monday night in Corvallis.

The performance came four days after Gaviglio pitched one solid inning of relief to lock up Oregon State's 9-5 victory over Arizona on Friday.

Against BYU, Gaviglio struck out five and walked three. He retired the first five batters he faced, four by strikeout.

Gaviglio has a 3.95 ERA in 27 1-3 innings pitched. His 5-1 record is tied with Jorge Reyes for the team lead. He's struck out 22 batters and walked five.

The Beavers are reanked No. 14 in the latest Baseball America national poll.

Stephanie Johns, Portland State University junior golfer

Johns shot a team-best 76 to lead the Vikings to a 10th-place finish in the Oregon Duck Invitational on March 24.

Johns shot an 80 and an 81 before the solid finish gave her a 237 total, good enough for 30th in the 68-golfer field.

Johns shot a four-over par 75 on April 1 to help Portland State finish 10th out of 14 teams in the Anteater Invitational in Santa Margarita, Calif.

Johns wound up tied for 18th among 74 golfers after moving up seven spots on the final day. She improved as the tournament went on, shooting a 79 and 77 before her final-round 75 for a 231 total.

Max Gordon, Sierra College freshman outfielder

Gordon has started in 32 of 33 games and is batting .306, the 32nd-best average in the Big 8 Conference.

The former Ashland High leadoff hitter has 37 hits in 121 at bats, has scored 29 runs and has seven stolen bases. Gordon's run-scoring mark is tied for seventh-best in the conference.

Sierra is 20-13, 7-6 in the Big 8, one game behind third-place Cosumnes River.

Natalie Hemphill, University of Portland junior distance runner

Hemphill won the 5,000-meter event in 16 minutes, 59.36 seconds, April 4 in the Willamette Invitational.

Portland women's coach Ian Solof said: "I was particularly happy for Natalie, who ran a perfect race to win the 5,000 and squeak in under 17 minutes."

Kayla Moyse, University of Montana sophomore tennis player

Moyse dropped a tough three-setter to Stacey Penchbeck of Northern Arizona, 3-6, 6-0, 7-1 (1) on Sunday at a neutral site in Bozeman, Mont. Moyse, who plays No. 5 singles and No. 3 doubles for the Grizzlies, is making progress, according to her coach.

"The Bran sisters and Kayla continue to show improved performances each successive match over the last month," Montana coach Steve Ascher said. "This week we need to continue to work out a couple wrinkles in order to get ready for next week's round of matches against Big Sky competition."

— Daily Tidings