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Monday sports lineup

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES

Noon — Oregon State plays Louisville at the College World Series (ESPN2) in Omaha, Neb. The winner stays alive; the loser goes home.

Today's winner moves on to a 5 p.m. PT Wednesday game against the loser of today's 5 p.m. PT game between Mississippi State and Indiana.

HOPS

7 p.m. — The Hillsboro Hops’ home opener at Hillsboro Ballpark is against the Eugene Emeralds.

The Hops are 0-3 in Northwest League play, and the Emeralds are 1-2.

Hillsboro hit .280 in its series at Salem-Keizer. The Hops are second in the league in batting average after three games; Salem-Keizer hit .299 against them, though, and outscored them 18-12.

Eugene hit just .156 in its three-game home series with the Boise Hawks. The Ems were outscored 15-3.

Eugene is expected to start rookie Bryan Verbitsky, a third-round draft pick from Hofstra, on Monday.

SOFTBALL

3 p.m. — The Oregon 6A State-Metro Senior All-Star Series is at Rosemont Ridge Middle School in West Linn. The teams will play a doubleheader.

by: TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Lincoln's Jenna Stanford was chosen to play in Monday's all-star softball doubleheader.The Metro roster includes outfielder-shortstop Jenna Stanford of Lincoln; infielder Baylee Westrick of Central Catholic; shortstop-outfielder Pokey Ewell and pitcher-utility Carlee Emerson of Grant; and Paige Martin (shortstop, outfield), Tess Kuehl (infield) and Kristen LaFontaine (pitcher, first baseman) of David Douglas.

The Metro head coach is David Just of Clackamas. His assistants are Jesuit's Jim Speciale and Clackamas' Jason Behunin.

The State team includes three members of state champion North Medford, including 6A player of the year Maryssa Becker on the mound or at first base, and outfielder Morgan Brown from state runner-up Glencoe.

GOLF

The 104th Oregon Amateur starts today and ends Saturday at Eugene Country Club. Two rounds of qualifying conclude Tuesday. Then the tournament switches to match play, with 64 men and 32 women in the field.

Defending men's champion Nick Chianello, a senior at Oregon State, is one of four Beavers in the qualifying. The Oregon Ducks have six players entered, along with one prep commit.

Other former champions on the entry list include 1997 champion Scott Hval, the 2012 Oregon Senior Amateur winner, and 1992 winner Cameron Martin.

The 2012 women's champ, Amy Beth Simanton from Lake Oswego, is back, looking for her third Oregon Am crown; she also won in 2009. Among her contenders: 2010 champ Monica Vaughn and 2008 winner Kate Hildahl.

It's the fifth time the tourney has been played at Eugene CC.