WOU ROUNDUP: Wolves win three events

Collier SALEM — Tyrell Williams (200-meter run), Brett Campbell (110 hurdles) and Emmi Collier (shot put) finished first in their respective events as Western Oregon competed at the Willamette Invitational in Salem on Saturday.   Williams’ time of 21.89 seconds was ninth fastest in program history and the fastest mark in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference this year.    Senior distance runner Brady Beagley placed fifth in the 5,000 meters in 14:37, qualifying him for the NCAA Division II National Championships in May, while sprinter Jeff Howard finished second in the 100 with a time of 10.95 seconds, good for the second-fastest conference mark this season. Beagley also ran an NCAA?qualifying time in the 1,500 meters earlier this season.    The Wolves will split into two teams to compete at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival and the Stanford Invitational on Friday and Saturday.   SOFTBALL EARNS SWEEP: Western Oregon swept Northwest Nazarene in Great Northwest Athletic Conference play, winning 12-3, 5-2 and 1-5 in a rare tripleheader Friday, and 9-0 on Saturday. The Wolves cruised to the victories thanks to some hot bats, including Amanda Evola, who matched the GNAC’s longest hitting streak of the season at 15 games. Evola went 8 for 15 during the series. Western Oregon improved to 13-1 GNAC and 22-11 overall to remain in first place. Pitcher Kelli Demianew earned two victories during the series and has given up just one earned run in her last 36 2/3 innings. Demianew’s 1.73 ERA is best in the conference. The Wolves will compete at the Tournament of Champions in Turlock, Calif., Friday through Sunday. Western Oregon resumes league play on April 11, when the Wolves hit the road to face Western Washington.    BASEBALL DEFEATS CONCORDIA: Parker Miles hit two triples and Michael Sherwin hit his first home run of the year as Western Oregon defeated Concordia 12-6 in nonleague action on March 25 in Portland. Pitcher Jesse Pratt, a graduate of Central High School, earned his first victory of the season, allowing two hits and no runs in five innings of work. The Wolves entered the week with a 12-4 record in Great Northwest Athletic Conference play, good for first place. Western Oregon has a four-game lead over Central Washington, which enters the week with an 8-8 record. The Wolves travel to play Central Washington on Saturday and Sunday for a pair of league doubleheaders.


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