Broncos cruise to win over Bulldogs
The Santa Clara Broncos (17-23, 3-10) used 16 hits to take their second straight game away from Gonzaga, beating the Bulldogs (14-30-1, 2-7-1) 7-3 Saturday in West Coast Conference baseball play at Patterson Complex.
The Bulldogs’ Billy Moon had the first three-hit game of his career but received little help in combating SCU’s potent offense.
•Landon Scott went 6 for 10 with two home runs and six RBIs as Whitworth (12-27, 9-14) swept Northwest Conference foe Whitman (5-33, 4-19) 15-2, 8-4 at Merkel Field.
Scott’s two-run homer in the third sparked a five-run inning before Kyle Krustangel kicked off a six-run fourth inning with his team-leading eighth home run.
•Justin LaTempa retired the first 14 men he faced and finished with a one-hit shutout to lead No. 17 Oregon to a 6-0 victory over Washington State (22-16, 6-8) in Pac-10 action in Eugene. Matt Argyropoulos of the Cougars doubled in the eighth.
•Ferris graduate Andrew Kittredge allowed one run on six hits while striking out eight in 72/3 innings as Washington (23-19, 7-7) defeated Stanford 8-1 at Safeco Field for its second straight win over the No. 21 Cardinal (21-16, 10-7).
•Adam Hill picked up the win as Community Colleges of Spokane (20-16, 8-12 NWAACC) defeated Big Bend 14-5 to open a doubleheader at Moses Lake. Big Bend (9-27, 4-16) won the second game 7-5.
Stephanie Chrystal hit two of Community Colleges of Spokane’s five home runs on the day, adding five RBIs in the second game as CCS (17-21, 12-10) swept Yakima CC (14-24, 8-14) 8-4, 11-0 in NWAACC action at Spokane Falls CC.
Amanda Edwards picked up her second straight win in the second game, adding a three-run homer.
•No. 1 Washington (39-5, 11-3) needed just five innings to beat visiting Oregon State (22-26, 2-12) for the second straight day, shutting out the Beavers 9-0 in Pac-10 play behind four innings of one-hit ball from Danielle Lawrie. Niki Williams added a double and a home run for the Huskies, with two runs and two RBIs.
Pitted against her sister, Oregon State coxswain Bonnie Chilibeck, Washington State coxswain Corina Chilibeck led the WSU varsity 8 to a near 16-second victory over the Beavers, finishing the 2,000-meter Snake River course in 7 minutes, 26.8 seconds to earn the Crawford Perpetual Trophy in Pullman.
•The Gonzaga men’s varsity 8 extended its chance for a second straight Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association title with a win in 6:10.4, beating out Orange Coast (6:15.8) and San Diego (6:20.2) on Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova, Calif.
The Bulldogs will race today in the championship finals for a chance at their second straight title.
GU also took first in the novice 4 race (7:11.2), and second in the junior varsity 8 (6:17.7) and novice 8 (6:26.8) races.
•The No. 1-ranked Washington men dominated the 24th Windermere Cup, finishing the course on Lake Washington in 5:39.9. No. 10 Syracuse finished 9.7 seconds back and Oxford finished third in Seattle.
The No. 9 Husky women also won, 16.4 seconds ahead of Syracuse and 27.1 ahead of Oxford in 6:27.9.