April 14, 2010 in Sports

Roundup: Cougars rally late to top Redhawks

 

Shea Vucinich gave the Washington State baseball team the lead with a two-run single and Matt Fanelli completed the four-run eighth-inning rally with a two-run homer as the Cougars (18-11) stormed back to beat Seattle (4-23) 8-5 in nonconference baseball play at Wenatchee.

The Redhawks took a 4-2 lead after the third inning, chasing WSU starter Bret DeRooy, but four relievers combined to allow one run on three hits the rest of the way.

Softball

Shelby Bethel allowed 11 hits over 12 innings with 14 strikeouts, earning the win in both games as Community Colleges of Spokane (9-16, 8-6) swept a pair from Big Bend (4-22, 2-12) 6-3, 9-1 in Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges play in Moses Lake.

Track and field

Puget Sound senior Caitlin McGrane won her third consecutive Northwest Conference title in the heptathlon at the Multievent Championship in Forest Grove, Ore.

The Colville grad led the way with 4,509 points, 100 better than her school record.

In the men’s decathlon, Whitworth’s Cody Stelzer took fourth, beating his record by more than 600 points with 5,219 points.

•After the first day of the Spokane Multievent meet, Community Colleges of Spokane’s Deonta Edwards leads the decathlon with 3,367 points and Elise Jepsen of Eastern Washington leads the heptathlon with 2,623 points.

Golf

Washington State’s Kevin Tucker shot a 4-under-par 66 on the final day of the U.S. Intercollegiate tournament, finishing in a tie for 16th place with a score of 210 at Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, Calif.

WSU placed 13th with a score of 877.

•Montana sophomore Lauren Howell of Spokane, earned first team All-Big Sky honors. Howell averaged 77.35 strokes per round and finished in the top 10 in the last two events in which she played.

Players of the week

Whitworth’s men swept athlete of the week awards in track and field as Dusty Caseria was named top track athlete and Alex Hymel top field athlete.

Also named player of the week were George Fox’s Brianna Nap (Deer Park), women’s golf; Landon Scott, Whitworth, baseball; Emilee Lepp (Colville), Linfield, softball; and Liudmila Vasilieva, Washington State, women’s tennis.

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