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Roundup: Pirates outlast Bearcats

Mon., April 26, 2010, midnight

Whitworth committed six errors and allowed an eight-run sixth inning, but managed to beat Willamette 15-14 in Northwest Conference baseball Sunday in Salem, Ore.

Dan Belet singled home two runs in the seventh to tie the game at 13, singled home the first run in a two-run ninth for the Pirates (10-27, 7-14 NWC) and ended the game with a diving catch in left field with the bases loaded.

Kittrick Kane earned his first career victory with 2  1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Landon Scott pitched the ninth for his fourth save of the season, and went 3 for 5 with three RBIs.

•Sam Gaviglio held Washington State to one run over 6 2/3 innings as No. 22 Oregon State avoided a sweep with a 3-2 Pac-10 victory in Pullman.

The Cougars (21-15, 5-7 Pac-10) had runners on second and third with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, but Tommy Richards struck out to end the threat and the game.

WSU’s Cody Bartlett doubled Sunday and finished the three-game series 6 for 10 with five extra-base hits and five RBIs.

•Drew Heid homered to extend his hitting streak to 10 games but Gonzaga lost 17-7 to San Diego in the finale of a West Coast Conference series in San Diego.

The Bulldogs dropped to 13-27-1, 2-6-1 WCC after being swept in the three-game weekend series.

•Top-ranked Arizona State hit three home runs to beat Washington 10-4 in Pac-10 play in Tempe, Ariz.

The Huskies (20-18, 5-7 Pac-10) had 14 hits, but the Sun Devils turned five double plays.


Willamette swept a NWC doubleheader in Salem, Ore., with Whitworth, rallying to win the opener 5-4 before winning the second game 6-2. The Pirates completed their season 18-18 overall, 12-16 NWC.

•Danielle Lawrie pitched her third perfect game of the season, tying a conference record, as Washington beat California 4-0 in Pac-10 play in Berkeley, Calif. Lawrie struck out 14 for the Huskies (37-5, 9-3 Pac-10).


Gonzaga’s women beat Loyola Marymount 4-3 and the men lost to Portland 4-0 as they finished their seasons at the West Coast Conference championships in San Diego.


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