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Area roundup: FSU holds GU to one hit

Justin Miller, Kris Tomlinson and Gene Escat combined on a one-hitter Thursday night to lead Fresno State to a 10-1 baseball win over Gonzaga (8-7) in the Pepsi/Johnny Quick Classic at Beiden Field in Fresno, Calif.

Todd Sandell went 5 for 5 with three runs and three RBIs for Fresno State (6-9), doubling twice and leading off the fifth with a home run to right field.

Miller (2-0) struck out four, walked six and allowed only Drew Heid’s one-out infield single in the sixth inning. He exited after walking the first two batters of the eighth.

Tomlinson finished up the eighth and Escat worked a 1-2-3 ninth, with two strikeouts.

Shadle Park High product Brandon Harmon (1-2) of Gonzaga allowed nine hits and four earned runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Prep baseball

K.C. Mack hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning to lift Central Valley to an 8-3 win at Gonzaga Prep in a Greater Spokane League opener. CV’s Rusty Shellhorn struck out 14 and allowed one earned run in 5 2/3 innings. … In another GSL opener, Justin Murphy struck out six and allowed two hits and Lucas Woods had a two-run single in the second as North Central defeated visiting Lewis and Clark 10-0 in five innings. … East Valley at University and Ferris at Shadle Park were rained out. Both were rescheduled for Saturday.

Prep softball

Kelsey Vallies struck out 17 and allowed no hits as North Central (2-0) registered an 8-3 win at East Valley (0-1) in the GSL. Portia Schuller went 3 for 4 with four RBIs for the Indians, who relieved Vallies in the fourth inning but brought her back during EV’s three-run fifth. … In other GSL games, Tiffany Lookabill and Katie Brown were a combined 6 for 6 with five RBIs and four runs as Mead (2-0) posted a five-inning 14-0 win over visiting Rogers (0-2). Mead’s Taneesha Pounder struck out six and allowed one single in four innings. … Alene Bethel went 3 for 4 with two RBIs to help University (1-1) to a 6-1 win over visiting Lewis and Clark (0-2). Riki Schiermeister went 2 for 3 with two runs and three stolen bases, and Ali Warren went 2 for 2 with two RBIs for the Titans. … Stacy Gray went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs as Mt. Spokane (2-0) posted an 8-3 win over visiting Gonzaga Prep. Molly Anderson had one run and one RBI for the Bullpups (1-1). … Alexa Morales went 3 for 4 with four RBIs and two runs as Central Valley (1-1) posted a 19-0 win over visiting Ferris (0-2) in five innings. Lauren Mandeler allowed three hits and struck out six for the Bears.

Boys soccer

Casey Duclos had two goals and one assist while leading Lakeside-Nine Mile Falls (2-0, 2-0) to a 3-1 win at Medical Lake (0-2, 0-2) in the Great Northern League. … Also in the GNL, Mitchell Weller and Tyler Olson scored three goals apiece to lead Cheney (2-0, 2-0) to a 10-0 win over visiting Clarkston (0-3, 0-2). Alex Adams added two goals and three assists, and Harlan Gough had two goals and two assists for the Blackhawks.

Women’s swimming

Whitworth sophomore Natalie Turner broke her school and Northwest Conference records in the 500-yard freestyle during the NCAA Division III championships at Nixon Aquatic Center in Miami, Ohio.

Turner finished fourth in the event in 4 minutes, 58.23 seconds, bettering the 4:59.66 she swam at last year’s national meet. Turner also swam a leg on the Pirates’ 200 freestyle relay that finished 10th in a school-record 1:37.46.

Whitworth, with 29 points, is in 11th place after the opening day.


The Spokane Shock’s opponent for Thursday’s 7 p.m. exhibition game in Yakima has been switched from the Amarillo Dusters to the Tri-Cities Fever, the arenafootball2 team announced. Tickets can be purchased through TicketsWest.


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