March 29, 2009 in Sports

Arnold leads Cougs past Golden Bears

 

Chad Arnold fired seven shutout innings and Derek Jones and Jared Prince each drove in three runs to propel the Washington State Cougars (10-11, 2-0) to an 11-0 victory over the California Golden Bears (13-10, 2-3) in Pacific-10 Conference play Saturday in Berkeley, Calif.

Arnold (2-1) allowed four hits and three walks while striking out six. Adam Conley pitched the final two innings and the Cougs had their first shutout of a conference opponent since 1998 against Oregon State.

Jones homered and scored three times, while Prince doubled and scored twice. Alex Burg had two hits and two RBIs for WSU.

•Kyle Conley belted a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to boost the Washington Huskies (10-13, 1-1) to a 9-7 victory over the Stanford Cardinal (6-11, 2-3) in Pac-10 play in Stanford, Calif.

Pierce Rankin doubled to lead off the ninth and Stanford brought in reliever Drew Storen to face Conley. Conley drilled Storen’s second pitch for his ninth home run of the season.

Aaron West (1-0) pitched four innings of shutout relief to earn the victory for the Huskies.

•Doug Murray (4-0) allowed one earned run in seven innings of work and the San Francisco Dons (11-15, 1-1) roughed up Gonzaga freshman starter Ryan Carpenter en route to an 11-4 victory over the Bulldogs (16-7, 1-1) in West Coast Conference action in San Francisco.

Carpenter (3-2) allowed seven runs on seven hits in two innings in the loss. Grant Kveder went 3 for 3 and scored twice for Gonzaga.

•Rain postponed play between the Whitworth Pirates and Willamette Bearcats in a Northwest Conference doubleheader in Salem, Ore.

The Pirates were leading 5-2 in the third inning of the opener when play was suspended. The teams will try to finish the suspended game and play two more games today.

Softball

Danielle Lawrie hit Rosey Neill with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning and the third-ranked Stanford Cardinal (30-2, 1-1) eked out a 1-0 victory over the second-ranked Washington Huskies in Pac-10 action in Stanford, Calif.

The conference’s top two starters – Lawrie and Missy Penna – lived up to their billing. Lawrie (19-2) had a no-hitter through 81/3 innings. She finished with a four-hit, 16-strikeout effort in 101/3 innings. Penna (20-2) allowed six hits, while striking out 13 in going the distance.

•The Whitworth Pirates (8-12, 4-6) knocked off the George Fox Bruins (4-15, 3-9) 1-0 and 9-1 to sweep a Northwest Conference doubleheader in Pasco.

Jessica Mangis (5-7) tossed a complete-game four-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts in the opener. The Whits scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth when Rachel Anderson and Lacey Kerr both had two-out singles. Shanon Carlon followed and her grounder up the middle caromed off the leg of Bruins starter Chelsea Bradely (4-13). Anderson scored when Bradely’s throw to first in an attempt to get Carlon got away from Audrey Dove.

Anderson had a three-run homer and Kerr had two hits, two RBIs and scored twice as the Whits breezed to a win in the nightcap. Kelsey Ayers (3-5) earned the victory.

•The North Idaho Cardinals (20-15, 18-10) swept a Scenic West Athletic Conference doubleheader against the Snow Badgers (10-19, 9-15) in Coeur d’Alene.

Wailana Buchanan’s two-run double and Brianna Harbour’s two-run home run sparked NIC to a 7-0 win in the first game.

Brandi Christopher went 4 for 4 with a home run and five RBIs and Lauren Maloney went 2 for 3 with a homer and three RBIs to power the Cardinals to a 12-5 win in the second game.

Track and field

Eastern Washington’s Nicole Luckenbach set a school record in the women’s invitational hammer throw with a winning toss of 182 feet, 10 inches at the Stanford (Calif.) Invitational. The old mark of 182-8 was set by Julie Nielson in 2001. EWU’s Paul Limpf broke a 31-year-old school record in the men’s 10,000-meter run. Limpf finished 24th with a time of 29 minutes, 45.89 seconds, breaking the mark of Rick Adams (29:48.6) set in 1978.

Matt Wauters of Idaho took fifth in the invitational hammer with a mark of 198-10, ranking 10th in the NCAA this season. Teammate Evan Rund won the men’s collegiate hammer at 193-2.

Moreno Zapata had the best performance for a WSU Cougar, placing third in the men’s invitational triple jump with a leap of 50-2.

•The Whitworth Pirates men and Community Colleges of Spokane women earned team titles at the Buc Scoring Invitational.

Jeff Kintner won the shot put and the hammer to guide the Pirates men to a 118-101 victory over runner-up CC Spokane.

Brittnee Sanchez won the 800 and 1,500, while Ashley Hutchinson won the shot put, discus and hammer to lead the Sasquatch women to a 125.5-93.5 win over runner-up Whitworth.

Rowing

The Washington State Cougar women swept all five races against the Gonzaga Bulldogs at Liberty Lake. The Gonzaga men won two races at the Pac-10 Challenge in Redwood City, Calif.


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