Cougars use two big innings to top Cal
Matt Fanelli had a hit with three RBIs and two runs scored and knocked in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Washington State baseball team scored seven runs in the seventh and eighth innings to beat California (27-16, 11-8) 13-10 in Pac-10 play Saturday in Pullman.
The Bears opened a 5-0 lead after the fourth inning, but WSU (23-17, 7-9) tied it at 5 on a two-run single by Patrick Clausen in the bottom of the fourth.
•Steve Rodriguez hit a pair of home runs with three RBIs and No. 12 UCLA (33-10, 9-8) scored seven runs in the top of the ninth inning to put Washington (25-21, 8-9) away 14-6 in Pac-10 action in Seattle.
•Roemon Fields finished with three hits and Matt Wargacki allowed three runs on seven hits in nine innings to lead Yakima Valley CC (30-11, 18-6 NWAACC) to a 4-3 win in the second game of its doubleheader against Community Colleges of Spokane (22-18, 10-14), sweeping the Sasquatch with a 7-2 victory in the opener at Spokane Falls.
Erika James went 5 for 7 over two games with a triple, four runs and three RBIs and Salt Lake CC (54-3, 42-3) completed a sweep over North Idaho (32-26, 25-21) 9-0, 10-2 in Scenic West action to close the regular season at Bruin Field in Salt Lake City.
NIC finished the season in fourth in the SWAC, and will play Snow College in the opening round of the Region 18 tournament at 11 a.m. Thursday in Salt Lake City.
•Amanda Edwards hit a home run in the seventh inning to lift Community Colleges of Spokane (21-21, 16-10) to a 6-5 win in the nightcap and Shelby Bethel threw a six-hitter to win the opener 12-2 as the Sasquatch swept Treasure Valley CC (15-25, 10-16) in Ontario, Ore.
The win allowed the Sasquatch to advance to the NWACC tournament for the 25th consecutive year.
•Danielle Lawrie delivered at the plate as well as from the circle, hitting a two-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh to lift No. 1 Washington (42-5, 14-3) to a 2-1 victory over No. 15 Stanford (33-16, 5-12) in Seattle.
Track and field
Ben Codgill set an Eastern Washington record in the pole vault with a height of 16 feet, 81/4 inches as the EWU squad concluded its regular season at the Vandal Jamboree in Moscow. Codgill broke the 2005 record of 16 feet, 71/4 inches set by Mike Erickson.
The big winner at the meet was Idaho, though, as the Vandals tallied 19 event titles, with 10 going to the women and nine to the men.
Mykael Bothum earned wins in the shot put (15-1 3/4 ) and discus (159-4) to lead the women, while Sam Michener paced the men with wins in the 100-meter dash and 200 meters.
Whitworth’s Carter Comito earned a berth at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a winning throw of 171 feet, 7 inches in the discus.
•Washington State’s Angela Jensen set a personal record with a first-day total of 3,055 points in the women’s heptathlon to move into sixth place at the Pac-10 Conference Combined Events Championships Meet at Edwards Stadium in Berkeley, Calif.
Oregon’s Brianne Theisen leads the event with a 3,600.
Leading the men’s decathlon is the Ducks’ Ashton Eaton with 4,220 points, while the Cougars’ Kyle Schauble is in eighth place with 3,436.
•Whitworth’s Emmanuel Bofa finished fifth and was the top collegiate finisher in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:49.89 to highlight the Pirates’ day at the University of Oregon Twiglight Meet at Hayward Field in Euguene, Ore.
Idaho sophomore Teo Poplawski finished 17th with a three-day score of 9-over-par 222 and the Vandals finished in 19th place at the NCAA West Regional at Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, Calif.
Cameron Hepple scored a pair of goals and Kitsap scored three times in the second half to beat the Spokane Spiders 3-0 in their Premier Development League opener at Albi Stadium.
North Idaho standout Guy-Marc Michel signed a letter of intent to play for Indiana in the 2010-11 season. Last season with NIC, Michel scored 7.1 points per game and added 7.3 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game.