Gonzaga pounds Creighton
First baseman Ryan Wiegand was 2 for 5 and drove in four runs to lead the Gonzaga Bulldogs to an 11-3 non-conference college baseball victory over the Creighton Bluejays at the Phoenix Classic at Phoenix.
Eight Bulldogs recorded at least one hit and six players scored at least one run as Gonzaga (5-1) pounded out 17 hits in the game.
Catcher Tyson Van Winkle was 4 for 5 and drove in two runs, while left fielder Mark Castellitto was 2 for 4 and also plated two runs.
Gonzaga starter Cody Martin battled control issues with six walks given up in four innings, but held Creighton (0-6) to only one run.
Steven Ames picked up the victory with four innings of two-run relief.
Oklahoma 9-12, Washington State 7-3: The 16th-ranked Sooners (7-2) earned a doubleheader sweep of the Cougars (1-5) at Bailey-Brayton Field.
In the first game, Bryant Hernandez doubled to drive in one run and Tyler Ogle added an insurance RBI single in the top of the 11th inning to give Oklahoma the victory.
Matt Harughty was 3 for 6 with two runs scored and three RBIs for Oklahoma.
C.J. Blue pitched 31/3 innings of scoreless relief for the Sooners. Ryan Duke was the winning pitcher despite giving up three runs in 32/3 innings.
Ryan Peterson and Alex Burg drove in two runs apiece for Washington State.
Five of six pitchers used by the Cougars gave up at least one run.
The Sooners used a six-run third inning to cruise past the Cougars in the nightcap.
Hernandez led the way with three RBIs, while Aaron Baker, Garrett Buechele and Elliott Blair drove in two apiece.
The Sooners got 42/3 innings of scoreless relief pitching from Kaleb Herren and Jarrett Semler, with Herren picking up the victory.
Derek Jones drove in two runs for the Cougars.
WSU starter Spencer Jackson gave up five runs in 21/3 innings before yielding to Rusty Shellhorn, who gave up six more in 21/3 innings of his own.
Puget Sound 18-17, Whitworth 5-4: The Loggers (4-2, 2-0) roughed up the Pirates’ (2-5, 0-2) pitching staff in a Northwest Conference-opening doubleheader sweep at Tacoma.
In the opener, Puget Sound scored 14 runs in the first five innings – seven off starter Peter Birdwell in two innings and seven more off reliever James King in three innings – and cruised to victory.
David Thirlby and Gregg Ringold drove in four runs each and Devin Black drove in three for the Loggers.
Tim Fogarty went the distance to earn the victory for Puget Sound.
Leadoff-hitting left fielder Dan Belet was 2 for 4 and drove in two runs for Whitworth.
The second game was more of the same for the Pirates. Collin Gibbs started and went four innings, giving up eight hits and 10 runs – eight earned – before giving way to Ben George, who managed a scoreless fifth inning before giving up four runs without getting an out in the sixth.
Mark Rockey drove in six runs and Dakota Resnik and Ringold four apiece for Puget Sound.
Chad Flett drove in two runs for Whitworth.