BILLINGS, Mont. — Western Oregon’s baseball team won three of four games against Montana State Billings. WOU won 14-7 and 8-7 on Friday before splitting the final two games, losing 18-2 and winning 8-3 on Saturday.
Torreahno Sweet had a team-high four hits during the first game on Friday. Nyles Nygaard recorded three hits and four RBIs. The Wolves trailed 7-6 in the eighth inning before scoring the final eight runs.
The Wolves rallied from a 6-2 deficit in the second game on Friday. WOU pitchers combined to throw 11 strikeouts during the game. Sweet drove in the game-winning run with a high-bouncing ball in the top of the seventh inning that allowed Cody Dykstra to score from third.
After losing 18-2, WOU recovered to win the final game of the series, thanks in part to Sweet, who had three hits, and Jay Leverett who had two hits and four RBIs. Pitcher Trey Smith threw four strikeouts over seven innings to earn the win on the pitcher’s mound.
The Wolves played at Saint Martin’s Tuesday after press time. WOU hosts Concordia for a pair of doubleheaders Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.
SOFTBALL WINS THREE: Western Oregon’s softball team took three of four games against Concordia. The Wolves split a doubleheader on Thursday, losing 3-1 and wining 6-4 before winning two games on Friday 6-1 and 10-1.
Destiny Kuehl and Zoe Clark each hit a home run during the first game on Friday. Kuehl hit a three-run homer in the third inning, while Clark hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning.
Kuehl added two more home runs in the final game of the series.
WOU plays at Western Washington for a pair of doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday and at Simon Fraser for a doubleheader on Sunday.
Western Oregon will play at Saint Martin’s on April 26.
GRAY LEADS TRACK AND FIELD IN CALIF.: Competing against a mix of Division I and II programs, Western Oregon’s track and field team took part in the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, Calif., on Friday.
Wesley Gray won the men’s triple jump with a mark of 14.85 meters.
David Ribich posted the fastest Division II time in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 3 minutes, 42.21 seconds, breaking his own school and conference records.
Rachel Huffman took 13th in the women’s shot put with a throw of 12.62 meters.
WOU also sent athletes to the Beach Invitational on Saturday in Long Beach, Calif.
Alani Troutman finished 15th in the men’s long jump with a leap of 7.28 meters.
WOU is off until April 28-29 when the Wolves will compete in the Oregon State High Performance meet in Corvallis.