Paris Shewey fired seven shutout innings in his first start of the season and the 20th-ranked Washington State Cougars (31-18) blanked the host Gonzaga Bulldogs 2-0 in nonconference baseball Tuesday.
Shewey (7-2) and Gonzaga starter Liam Baron (0-7) matched zeroes until the Cougars broke through in the seventh inning.
Derek Jones led off the inning with a double to right field. Shea Vucinich stepped up and misfired on a sacrifice bunt. The WSU shortstop then drilled a shot down the right-field line for a triple that scored Jones.
Matt Argyropoulos followed with a sacrifice fly to plate Vucinich and complete the scoring.
Shewey allowed just three hits and three walks, striking out a career-high six in his longest outing of the season.
“Paris Shewey was incredible tonight,” WSU coach Donnie Marbut said. “We were hoping for five innings and he gave us seven great innings.”
Connor Lambert allowed one hit over the final two innings to pick up his third save. He struck out two and walked one.
Track and field
Three Whitworth Pirates were honored by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Senior Emmanuel Bofa was named the West region’s outdoor men’s track athlete of the year for the third year in a row.
Gary Baskett was named West region assistant coach of the year, while Toby Schwarz was tabbed men’s outdoor coach of the year.
Nine area fastpitch players were selected to play in The Senior All-Star Challenge on Sunday at Shoreview Park in Shoreline, Wash.
They are: Elisabeth Roginski (Shadle Park, OF), Rachel Head (Lewis and Clark, OF), KaSara Wise (North Central, IF/OF), Becky White (Central Valley, SS), Alene Bethel (University, C), Rachel Meagley (West Valley, P), Kendall Pavey (LC, IF), Ashley Moon (U-Hi, SS/3B) and Regin Gallagher (Mead, SS/3B).