A.J. Proszek (2-0) allowed three first-inning runs, but settled down to allow just three hits the next six innings as Gonzaga beat Saint Mary’s 6-4 on Sunday in Spokane for a series victory.
Evan Wells and Drew Heid combined for five hits, three runs and three RBIs for the Bulldogs (30-14, 12-6 West Coast Conference), who remained tied with Loyola Marymount atop the conference standings. Ryan Wiegand added two hits and two RBIs for Gonzaga.
Bulldogs coach Mark Machtolf reached 30 wins for the third consecutive season, the first time that’s happened at Gonzaga since 1980-83.
The Zags host Loyola Marymount May 15-17 in the teams’ final conference series of the season.
•Pac-10: Stanford beat Washington State 3-2 to win a three-game series at Bailey-Brayton Field in Pullman. After the Cardinal took a 3-0 lead, the Cougars (22-20, 11-7 Pac-10) responded with a Greg Lagreid solo home run and a Matt Fanelli RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to close the gap to 3-2. But the Stanford bullpen held WSU hitless the final two innings. … Troy Scott’s RBI double in the 10th inning gave Washington a 3-2 victory over Southern California in Seattle, completing a sweep for the Huskies (21-23, 10-8 Pac-10). Washington has won six straight conference games. Scott also had a solo home run.
Danielle Lawrie struck out a season-high 18 batters as No. 4 Washington won its fourth in a row, an 8-2 Pac-10 victory over Oregon in Seattle. The Huskies (39-9, 12-6) remained a game behind conference leaders UCLA and Stanford.
Oregon’s Sam Skillingstad, a Shadle Park High product, allowed eight runs – five earned – on seven hits over six innings.