Area roundup: GU’s Gonzales goes distance again
Freshman Marco Gonzales pitched his third straight complete game, helping Gonzaga beat New Mexico 6-2 on Sunday in Spokane to give the Bulldogs a three-game sweep.
Gonzales (4-2) allowed two runs on four hits, striking out eight, for Gonzaga (16-8-1) and took a shutout into the ninth inning.
Cameron Edman and Royce Bolinger hit home runs for the Bulldogs, and Billy Moon extended his hitting streak to 11 games. Bolinger’s three-run shot extended his hitting streak to nine games.
• Stanford’s Dean McArdle allowed three unearned runs over 62/3 innings to help the 11th-ranked Cardinal beat Washington State 4-3 in Pac-10 play in Pullman.
Chad Arnold (0-2) allowed one run over 42/3 innings for WSU (11-12, 1-5 Pac-10), which won once in the three-game series.
• Whitworth rallied from a 4-0 deficit after five innings to beat George Fox 8-6 in Northwest Conference action in West Linn, Ore., giving the Pirates two victories in the three-game series.
Landon Scott went 4 for 4 with two RBIs and Nick Ashley hit his first home run of the season, a three-run shot, for the Pirates (12-15, 6-6 NWC).
• Washington tied the game with two runs in the top of the ninth, but Cody Regis’ RBI single in the bottom half gave UCLA a 3-2 win and a series sweep in Pac-10 play in Los Angeles.
Whitworth and George Fox split a Northwest Conference doubleheader at Diana Marks Field, with the Bruins winning the opener 1-0 and the Pirates winning the nightcap 5-0.
The Pirates (11-13, 9-7 NWC) won three of four games in the series.
In Game 1, George Fox’s Allyssa DenDekker threw a complete-game three-hitter, a day after allowing eight earned runs and 12 hits.
In Game 2, Whitworth’s Jessica Dickson struck out a career-high nine while throwing a complete-game four-hitter. Hanna Boyd hit her first career home run, and Caty Lieseke and Jill Pecka added RBI singles. The Pirates took advantage of five Bruins errors.
• Oregon handed Washington its first Pac-10 loss of the season, winning 8-0 in Seattle in a game shortened to six innings because of the mercy rule. Kaitlin Inglesby (15-2) allowed five runs on five hits in 22/3 innings for the Huskies (27-3, 2-1 Pac-10).
The 13th-ranked Washington State women placed all three boats in the top six at the San Diego Crew Classic in Mission Bay, Calif.
The Cougars’ best finish of the day belonged to the novice eight crew, which finished fourth in its race. The time of 7:18.04 was 8 seconds behind first-place Washington. The second varsity eight finished fifth in its race, crossing the line at 6:58.77 in another race won by Washington. The varsity eight finished sixth at 6:47.06, a second behind fifth-place Washington and just over 14 seconds behind first-place Southern Cal.
Joey Nania of Liberty Lake finished 25th out of 75 competitors at his first Professional Anglers Association event. Nania was in 14th place after Saturday’s first day of competition on Lake Lanier in Buford, Ga., at more than 12 pounds. On Sunday, though, he was just over 6 pounds to drop to 25th place.
Whitworth stayed in fourth place on the final day of the Northwest Conference Men’s Spring Classic in Lacey, Wash. The Pirates’ team score was 637, 12 strokes back of first-place Linfield. Whitworth’s top individual was Cameron Whittle, who finished tied for fourth with a two-day total of 156.
• Whitworth’s women finished in third place, 39 strokes behind winner Whitman, at the Northwest Conference Spring Classic in Lacey, Wash. The Pirates finished at 718. Emily Guthrie, whose 78 on Saturday was the best individual round of the tournament, shot a 90 on Sunday and finished tied for fifth place.
• Washington State finished the Ping/Arizona State Invitational in Tempe, Ariz., last in the 17-team field. UCLA won with an 863, while the Cougars shot a combined 965. Mallory Kent was the top individual for WSU, tying for 76th place with a total of 237.
• Chris Williams (Moscow High) of Washington shot a 5-under par 67 to finish 18th on the individual leaderboard at the Insperity/Augusta State Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.
Washington finished 14th out of 17 teams.