Beavs take another from Sun Devils — Mitchell Verburg struck out Arizona State’s Spencer Torkelson with the tying and winning runs on base in the bottom of the ninth inning to wrap up Oregon State’s 4-3 Pac-12 win over the Sun Devils on Sunday at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. The victory was the second straight for the No. 4-ranked Beavers (11-4, 25-8-1), who took the three-game series against the No. 13 Sun Devils. Grant Gambrell earned his second win of the season, striking out 10 and allowing five hits and one earned run over 5 2⁄3 innings. Jake Dukart had the big hit of the game for Oregon State, a two-run single in a four-run fifth inning.
Oregon drops finale at WSU — Spencer Steer’s grand slam in the ninth inning forced extra innings, but Washington State scored on a passed ball with two out in the 10th Sunday to beat Oregon 8-7 and deny the Ducks (7-5, 21-13) a sweep of the three-game Pac-12 series in Pullman, Washington. The grand slam was the second home run of the game for Steer, who finished with three hits and five RBIs. The two teams combined to use 14 pitchers in the game, which lasted five hours and four minutes.
Bruins rally late, down Ducks — Oregon played top-ranked UCLA to a 1-1 tie Sunday until the Bruins struck for seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning on their way to an 8-1 win in the final game of a three-game Pac-12 series in Los Angeles. Malia Quarles’ grand slam capped UCLA’s game-breaking rally. The Ducks (2-10, 17-21), who upset the Bruins in Friday’s series opener, were led at the plate Sunday by Allee Bunker, who was 2-for-3 and scored her team’s only run on an error in the fifth inning.
Cal turns back OSU — Two California pitchers combined on a four-hitter, and the Golden Bears beat the Beavers 4-1 Sunday to salvage a victory in the final game of a three-game Pac-12 series in Berkeley, California. Camryn Ybarra had a double and a single to account for half of the hits for Oregon State (3-10, 21-15), which won the first two games of the series. The Beavers scored their only run on a fifth-inning wild pitch.
U.S. women top Finland for world championship — Alex Rigsby stopped four of five shots in the shootout and the United States beat Finland 2-1 to win its fifth consecutive gold medal at the women’s world championship Sunday after a questionable goaltender interference review wiped what would have been an overtime goal for the Finns off the board. Finland celebrated on home ice after Petra Nieminen scored on a rebound 11:33 into overtime, but officials spent more than 10 minutes reviewing the play before disallowing the goal for goalie interference. The U.S. killed off two Finland power plays to get to a shootout. Amanda Kessel and Annie Pankowski scored in the shootout against Finland’s Noora Raty, who made 50 saves in regulation and overtime. Pankowski scored the Americans’ only goal in regulation in the second period.
Belgian Gilbert wins Paris-Roubaix event — Veteran cyclist Philippe Gilbert beat German rider Nils Politt right at the end of Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix race to win it for the first time. Gilbert strategically placed himself behind the 24-year-old Politt, and then attacked him down the left to win by about a length after nearly six hours of riding. Belgian rider Yves Lampaert finished in third. The race is one of cycling’s five high-profile classics, along with the Tour of Flanders, Milan-San Remo, Liege-Bastogne-Liege and the Giro di Lombardia. The 36-year-old Gilbert, a former world road race champion, has won all except Milan-San Remo.
— Bulletin staff and wire reports