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Prince, Bartlett lead WSU over BYU

Wed., April 8, 2009

Jared Prince and Cody Bartlett each drove in three runs to lead Washington State to a 13-4 victory over Brigham Young University in a non-conference baseball game Tuesday at Bailey-Brayton Field.

WSU (14-13) eclipsed the .500 mark for the first time this season.

WSU opens a three-game series at No. 1-ranked Arizona State on Friday.

•Doug Cherry drove in five runs with two doubles and a homer to lead Washington past Gonzaga 14-7 in a non-conference game at Patterson Baseball Complex.

The Huskies (11-19) snapped a six-game losing streak.

A two-run double by Tyson Van Winkle pulled Gonzaga (21-9) within 8-7 in the fifth inning. The Huskies took control in the seventh, capitalizing on a crucial error to score five. With two outs and two on, Jacob Clem hit a fly ball to left that was dropped by Mark Castillitto, allowing both runners to score. The Huskies, who had 13 hits, stole seven bases on seven attempts. GU had four errors.

Jason Chatwood led GU with three hits. The Zags resume West Coast Conference play with a three-game home series against No. 21-ranked San Diego, beginning Thursday.

Softball

NWAACC: Timely hitting and solid pitching led Community Colleges of Spokane (21-5, 11-3) to a 6-1 and 3-1 sweep over visiting Big Bend (0-24, 0-14). Jessica Solbrack had two-run doubles in both games. Sean Topp (9-3) pitched a four-hitter in the opener. In the second game, Kim Hare had a run-scoring triple and Kayla Lilifield had an RBI single in the decisive fifth inning.

Golf

Women: Washington State finished in a tie for second at the Canes & Cardinal Classic at the par-72 Don Shula Golf Resort in Miami Lakes, Fla.

WSU finished with a three-round total 910, tied with Princeton and 23 strokes behind San Jose State.

Senior Amy Eneroth led WSU with a 74 and a three-round total of 226, 10 over par, for ninth. It was the 20th top-10 finish of her career.

•Eastern Washington University tied for 15th in the 19-team Wyoming Cowgirl Classic in Chandler, Ariz.

Marli Mikulecky led the Eagles with rounds of 78, 79, 81 to finish tied for 35th in the 100-play field.

•University of Idaho freshman Teo Poplawski was named the Western Athletic Conference golfer of the week after her sixth-place finish last week at the Anteater Invitational.

Men: Washington State finished third at the Stevinson Invite in Stevinson, Calif.

The Cougars posted a three-round total 879, 15 over par on the par-72 course. Nevada won with 869.

Freshman Trent Sanders led the Cougars as he finished tied for fifth with rounds of 71, 72 and 73.

•Idaho finished seventh at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic in Chandler, Ariz.

Brad Tensen led Idaho as he finished 11th at 1-under 209. He had rounds of 70, 69 and 70 on the par-70 layout.



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