The first home run of Aaron Payne’s career broke open the baseball game for No. 6 Oregon as the Ducks completed the sweep of Seattle with a 6-1 victory at PK Park in Eugene. The Ducks (41-14), currently on an eight-game winning streak, have now recorded the program’s most wins in a single season.
Two former Tri-City stars saw action for the Redbirds. Marcelino Morales, a Richland grad, started in center field and went 1-for-2, while former Kamiakin star Garrett Anderson walked the only batter he faced.
— Gonzaga scored four unearned runs in the fifth inning and two more in the eighth before stopping Portland’s ninth-inning rally in a 7-6 win over the Pilots in Spokane, completing a West Coast Conference sweep. Maxx Garrett, a Kamiakin graduate, started at catcher for the Zags and went 1-for-4 with a run and an RBI.