The Western Oregon softball team lost to Cal State East Bay 4-1 Sunday in the finale of the Concordia Kickoff in Irvine, Calif.
The Wolves (5-2) got on the board first thanks to a Katelyn McGough RBI after Maddie Doig hit a double the batter before.
East Bay answered with a run in the bottom of the second, two runs in the third and another run in the sixth.
McGough paced the Wolves at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI. Nicki Derrick pitched two innings for WOU, giving up an unearned run on two hits with a walk. Maddie Mayer pitched the other four innings, giving up three runs on six hits with two strikeouts.
The Wolves return to action Friday at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas, before playing a three-game series against UT-Tyler on Saturday and Sunday.
Western Oregon men have win streak snapped at Saint Martin’s
The Western Oregon men’s basketball team had its four-game winning streak snapped as it fell to Saint Martin’s 86-72 Saturday night at Marcus Pavilion.
The Wolves trailed the Saints 53-50 with 14:02 remaining after a John Morrill-Keeler basket in the paint, but a SMU 9-1 run gave the Saints a double-digit lead with 11:21 remaining and WOU wouldn’t get within eight points the rest of the way.
Jahville Collins led the Wolves with 18 points to go along with nine rebounds. Daisone Hughes was the only other player in double figures for WOU with 10 points.
The Wolves return to action Thursday at home against Montana State Billings.
After slow start, Western Oregon women rally to pick up win at Seattle Pacific
The Western Oregon women’s basketball team overcame an early 12-point deficit to defeat Seattle Pacific 57-52 on the road.
The Wolves (10-10 overall, 4-8 GNAC) trailed 21-9 to the Falcons (12-9, 7-6) early in the second quarter before going on an 8-2 run capped by a Cali McClave layup to cut the lead in half at 23-17 halfway through the second quarter.
The Wolves then got back-to-back 3-pointers by Kylee Arzner (two of her five 3-pointers on the night) within 31 seconds of each other to cut the lead to 25-23 with 3:32 left in the quarter as WOU went into the half down 30-26.
The Wolves tied the game with 2:45 left in the third quarter on a Princy Paaluhi-Caulk bucket to make it 38-38. On WOU’s next possession Paaluhi-Caulk scored again to give WOU a first lead at 40-38. Arzner drained a 3-pointer at the third-quarter buzzer to make it 43-40 WOU heading into the fourth.
The game was tied at 50-50 with 1:22 remaining in the contest before Arzner drained her fifth and final 3-pointer of the game with 54 seconds remaining to give WOU a three-point lead. After a SPU bucket, Kiylynn Dawkins scored with 28 seconds left to again make it a three-point game at 55-52. The Falcons missed a 3-pointer on its next possession and Paaluhi-Caulk drained a pair of free throws with 12 seconds left to make it 57-52 and seal the game.
Paaluhi-Caulk led WOU with 16 points, Cali McClave had 14 points, eight rebounds and three assists and Arzner finished with 15 points (going 5-for-8 from 3-point range).
WOU returns to action Thursday as it hosts Western Washington.
Fresno Pacific rallies late to beat Western Oregon in series finale
The Western Oregon baseball team allowed three runs in the bottom of the eighth to surrender its lead and fell to Fresno Pacific 5-3 in the four-game series finale Saturday at FPU Diamond.
The Wolves (1-3) took a 3-0 lead in the third inning behind a two-run homer from Derek Maiben and an RBI double from John Stark.
However, FPU (3-1) scored a pair of unearned runs in the sixth inning before scoring three runs in the eighth inning via only one hit (Wolves pitching hit two batters and walked another in the inning) to take the lead for good.
Maiben finished 2-for-5 with the home run and two RBI. Owen Bischoff went 2-for-5 with a run as well for WOU.
The Wolves got a strong start on the mound from Dylan Chalmers as he went 5.2 innings and gave up two runs (none earned) on four hits with three strikeouts and three walks. Chris Jones picked up the loss, going 0.1 innings and giving up three runs on no hits with two hit batters and a walk.
WOU is off until playing its home opener Feb. 18 against Eastern Oregon.
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