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Arizona rallies to edge Cougars; Waves topple GU

Arizona scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat Washington State 12-11 in a Pac-10 baseball game Sunday in Tucson, Ariz., to complete a three-game sweep.

The No. 28 Cougars (19-14, 3-6 Pac-10) led 11-8 entering the bottom of the ninth before the No. 21 Wildcats rallied against WSU closer Adam Conley (3-2), who entered the game in the seventh inning.

Matt Fanelli drove in three runs for the Cougars without recording a hit – he recorded RBIs on a sacrifice fly and two groundouts – and Derek Jones and Matt Argyropoulos each drove in two for WSU.

•Pepperdine earned a series victory with a 10-5 West Coast Conference win over Gonzaga in Spokane.

Royce Bolinger and Steven Halcomb hit home runs for the Bulldogs (13-22-1, 2-3-1 WCC), but the Waves scored nine runs in the middle innings to earn the victory.

•Nathan Johnson’s three scoreless innings of relief helped Whitworth hold off Pacific 7-6 for a Northwest Conference victory in Spokane.

Johnson also was 1 for 3 at the plate with an RBI double as the Pirates (9-23, 6-12 NWC) ended a nine-game losing streak. Johnson moved from shortstop to the mound to begin the seventh inning.

•California survived three Washington rallies to earn a 9-7 Pac-10 win in Berkeley, Calif.

The Huskies (19-15, 4-5 Pac-10) trailed 4-0, 5-4 and 7-5 but managed to tie the game each time.

Sean Meehan hit a grand slam for UW and was one of four Huskies with two hits.

College softball

Whitworth scored single runs in each of the final five innings to rally for a 5-4 win in the opening game of a Northwest Conference doubleheader with Pacific in Spokane.

The Boxers won the second game 5-0, allowing only two hits to the Pirates (17-14, 11-12 NWC).

In Game 1, Alyssa Bergquist pitched 5 1/3 innings of strong relief after ace Jessica Mangis left early with an injury and Whitworth trailing 3-0.

•Danielle Lawrie pitched a two-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts as No. 1 Washington beat No. 17 Oregon 1-0 in Pac-10 play in Eugene, Ore.

The win was the 800th in program history for the Huskies (35-4, 7-2 Pac-10) and broke a tie for first place in the conference with the Ducks.

Jenn Salling scored on a passed ball in the sixth inning for the game’s only run, ending the Huskies’ string of 12 straight scoreless innings.

•Shelby Bethel (U-Hi) earned her second win of the tournament and Janelle Spear had a two-run double as Community Colleges of Spokane beat Pierce College 7-5 at the Yakima crossover tournament. The Sasquatch (13-8) went 4-1 at the tournament.

College tennis

Four Whitworth tennis players were honored by the Northwest Conference. Rachel Burns and Michael Shelton both earned their second straight All-Northwest Conference first team selections. Alli Marshall was a second-team selection. Joe Wales was named conference Sportsman of the Year.

High school track and field

Mt. Spokane’s boys won four individual events en route to the team title at the Missoula Invitational on Saturday.

Chase Naccarato won the 100- and 200-meter sprints for Mt. Spokane, Allan Schroeder won the 3,200 meters and Shane Concepcion won the long jump. The Wildcats finished with 108 points, 41 points ahead of second-place finishers Corvallis and Kalispell Flathead.

Coeur d’Alene’s Shae Carson won the girls discus.


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