Darin Blood struck out a career-high 18 batters in the second game of a college baseball doubleheader at Pecarovich Field on Saturday, leading Gonzaga to a 2-1 victory against Oregon State.
The Beavers took the opener 1-0.
For the week, Blood picked up two wins against the Beavers, going the distance both times while striking out 30 with four walks.
Against OSU (3-2 Pac-10, 13-10-1) on Saturday, Blood struck out the side in the second, fifth and ninth innings. Except for the sixth, when OSU scored its run, the Beavers had just one player reach as far as second base. Blood retired 15 of the first 17 batters he faced.
In the first game, GU pitcher Jerrod Wong pitched his fifth straight complete game, allowing five hits, walking none and striking out six. Oregon State pitcher Eric Lovinger also went the distance, allowing just two hits.
Gonzaga (2-3, 14-10) will entertain the Beavers for one game today at 1 p.m.
Oregon State 1, Gonzaga 0
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Lovinger and Meiwes; J. Wong and Norton. WP - Lovinger (3-1). LP - J. Wong (2-4).
OSU - Meiwes, Wakeland, Bailie 2, Lipe. GU - Morgan, J. Wong.
2B - Meiwes, Morgan. 3B - None. HR - None. T - 1:30.
Gonzaga 2, Oregon State 1
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Beard and Schmidt. Blood and Norton. WP - Blood (6-2). LP - Beard (2-4).
OSU - Wakeland, Bailie, Knotts. GU - Branch, Masterson, J. Wong 2, Norton 2, Morgan 2, Hare, Olson.
2B - J. Wong, Hare. 3B - None. HR - Morgan (2). T - 1:53. A - 200.
Lewis-Clark State 5, Whitworth 4
At Lewiston, the Warriors (29-5) scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat the Pirates (6-6-1).
In their second game of the day, the Warriors beat Puget Sound 11-1.
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Radach, McGillivary (7), Rider (8), Tygart (8) and Fukai; Wayt, Yackley (6) and Ciraulo. W-Yackley (1-1). L-Tygart (1-1).
Whitworth-Turner 2, O’Neil, Peterson. Lewis-Clark-Inzunza 2, Vopata, Phair, Davis, Rodriguez, walker, Campbell. 2B-Davis, Inzunza, Walker. 3B-Turner. HR-Peterson.
LCSC 11, Puget Sound 1
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Loveless, Sundahl (7) and Anderson; S.Lee, Warwick (5) and Cirualo. W-S.Lee (1-0). L-Loveless (1-4). S-Warwick (2).
Puget Sound-Van Lith 2, Carmichael 3, Gagnon. Lewis-Clark State-Vopata 3, Rodriguez, Phair, Baeza, Campbell, Borup 2, Ciraulo. 2B-Carmichael 2, Borup, Phair, Rodriguez. 3B-Ciraulo.
Track and field
While there were no major marks or times for the Community College of Spokane women’s track team to brag about at the Al Manuel Invitational at Missoula, Spokane coach Curt Ransford was pleased with a couple of efforts.
CCS’s Deana Stragier threw a personal best in the shot put - 38 feet, 2 1/4 inches - and Kristin Blue threw a personal-best 122-8 in the discus, good for sixth place.
Another Sasquatch notable was Wendy McVaugh, who placed sixth in the 1,500 with a time of 5:10.6, and sixth in the 3,000 at 11:27.6.
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