Adam Conley pitched 62/3 innings in his first start of the season and Washington State completed a three-game sweep of No. 18 California with a 9-4 win in Pac-10 baseball at Bailey-Brayton Field Monday in Pullman.
In the longest outing of his career, Conley (4-2) gave up four runs, three earned, on eight hits, walked one and struck out three. He left with the Cougars (25-17, 9-9 Pac-10) leading 8-2.
“I thought we were lucky to win the first two games in this series, but today we played good baseball,” WSU coach Donnie Marbut said. “Adam Conley competed his tail off today and gave us exactly what we needed.”
Washington State completed the first three-game sweep of Cal (27-18, 11-10) in school history. It was WSU’s ninth win over nationally-ranked teams this season.
Track and field
Idaho seniors K.C. Dahlgren and Sam Michener and sophomore Jeremy Klas were named Western Athletic Conference track and field athletes of the week.
Dahlgren cleared a season- and WAC-best height of 13 feet, 1/4 inch to win the women’s pole vault at the Vandal Jamboree on Saturday. Michener was a double winner at the Vandal Jamboree in the 100 (10.67) and 200 meters (21.53) with personal bests in both events. Klas cleared 16-81/4 to win the men’s pole vault.
Washington State senior Kevin Tucker has been selected to participate in the 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s Regional Championships.
Tucker is one of 10 individuals competing at the Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash., May 20-22. He earned the No. 8 seed at one of six regional sites and will vie for the right to advance to the NCAA Championships.