Jeff Frankel singled home two runs in the eighth inning Saturday as visiting Santa Clara (20-12, 6-1) broke up a pitchers’ duel in the nightcap to beat Gonzaga 4-1 and sweep a West Coast Conference doubleheader at August/A.R.T. Stadium.
Jeff Birkland (1-3) took the second-game loss for the Zags (5-18, 0-11), who have lost 13 consecutive games. GU has compiled one run and eight hits in Birkland’s last three starts.
In the 8-1 opener, Mike Crudale (2-2) checked the Zags on three hits in five innings. Leading 2-1, Santa Clara scored five fourthinning runs after two outs. Just two Broncos hits - both singles - left the infield in the outburst.
Santa Clara 8-4, Gonzaga 1-1
Santa Clara 110 510 0 - 8 11 2
Gonzaga 001 000 0 - 1 4 1
Crudale, Boyanich (6) and Chiaffredo; Wong, Kearney (5) and Hare, Asan (6). W-Crudale (2-2). L-Wong (1-4).
HITS: SCU Mensah, Frankel 3, Parmenter 2, Leber 2, Chiaffredo 2, Hibbard. GU - Murrell, Uberuaga, Knight, Felice. 2B-Chiaffredo, Murrell.
Santa Clara 000 100 030 - 4 6 2
Gonzaga 000 000 010 - 1 7 1
Perry, McDonald (8) and Chiaffredo; Birkland and Hare. W-Perry (6-2). L-Birkland (1-3). S-McDonald (4).
HITS: SCU Frankel, Frank, Parmenter 2, Chiaffredo, Fuqua. GU - Murrell, Brunell, Pearsall, Hare 2, Uberuaga, Bowne. 2B-Pearsall.
Treasure Valley 16, NIC 11
At Ontario, Ore., the Chukars (17-16, 2-1) beat the visiting North Idaho Cardinals (8-10, 1-2) to complete a Region 18 season-opening series.
Washington St. 5, Alumni 3
Mike Wetmore’s one-out homer in the fifth started a rally that carried the current Cougars over a squad of alumni in an exhibition.
Jason Hairston had a two-run triple and Jered Fowler a run-scoring double after Wetmore’s blast.
WSU Alumni 110 001 000 - 3 7 0
WSU 001 040 000 - 5 11 0
Lindemann, Crook (4), Evenhus (6), Estes (8) and Campbell; Glaze, Wheeler (2), Zumwalt (3), Post (4), Clifford (4), Grutz (5), Belitz (6), McLellan (7), Muehlbauer (8), Vezzetti (8), Fowler (9) and Hairston, Fowler. W-Grutz. L-Crook. S-Fowler.
HITS: Alumni - Williamson, Campbell, Smith, Webb 2, Waer, Marquart. WSU Wetmore, Vigeland, Ryan, Horner, Bowman, Hairston, Fowler, Hamik, Kaleikilo, Solomon 2. 2B-Williamson, Waer, Horner, Fowler, Hamik, Solomon. 3B-Hairston. HR-Wetmore, Campbell.
High school baseball
Ryan Scharnhorst’s relief job and Ben Scharenberg’s diving catch in the outfield preserved Lake City’s 8-6 win over visiting Moscow and a split of a non-league baseball doubleheader.
Josh Yarno pitched a complete-game, five-hit shutout in the opener, a 5-0 Bears win.
In the nightcap, the Timberwolves smacked three consecutive doubles during their four-run sixth for an 8-5 lead. Moscow scored once in the seventh and had the bases loaded when Scharnhorst, the second reliever in the inning, coaxed a two-out fly to right that Scharenberg snared.
With two goals and an assist, Mike Thompson powered Lake City to a three-goal advantage against Sandpoint, and the Timberwolves held on for a 3-2 North Idaho League victory in a hard-fought match played under the lights in chilly Sandpoint.
Jason Campbell keyed Sandpoint’s late rally with a goal and an assist.
Ty Kovatch and Ben Davis scored second-half insurance goals 8 minutes apart as Coeur d’Alene stopped visiting Bonners Ferry 3-0 in an NIL match.
Darren Baune, on a pass from Andy Vrendenberg, put the Vikings (3-4, 1-2) ahead late in the first half. CdA forged a 22-1 shots-on-goal edge over the Badgers (0-3 in league).
Zac Taylor, out of Sandpoint High, qualified for this summer’s U.S. Olympic Trials to be held in Spokane.
Taylor, at 82 kilograms, competed at the Southeast Olympic Regional Trials in Georgia.
, DataTimes MEMO: Changed in the Spokane edition.