March 7, 2011 in Sports

GU’s Olson blanks Pacific

 

Tyler Olson went the distance and allowed only one hit as the Gonzaga baseball team completed a three-game sweep of Pacific with a 4-0 nonconference win Sunday in Stockton, Calif.

Olson (1-1), a University High graduate, struck out a career-high 10 in his first career complete game for the Bulldogs (4-5), who have won four in a row.

Billy Moon and Royce Bolinger led the Gonzaga offense, which finished with eight hits. Moon (U-Hi) was 3 for 4 with a double and Bolinger was 2 for 4 with two RBIs. Steven Halcomb also drove in a run for the Bulldogs.

The Zags start a two-game series with Missouri in Columbia, Mo., on Tuesday.

• South Alabama used a 25-hit attack to beat Washington State 14-3 at the Dairy Queen Classic in Tucson, Ariz.

The Jaguars took a 2-0 lead in the second inning and chased Cougars starter Spencer Jackson (0-2) in the fourth inning after he allowed South Alabama to load the bases with no outs. South Alabama added two runs to take a 4-0 lead.

After the Cougars closed the gap to 4-2 after four innings and 5-3 after five, the Jaguars pulled away with two runs in the sixth inning, two in the seventh, one in the eighth and four in the ninth.

Trace Tam Sing and Matt Argyropoulos drove in runs for WSU (5-3), which opens a five-game homestand today with a 5:30 p.m. game against Dallas Baptist.

• Three College of Idaho pitchers held Whitworth to one run as the Coyotes swept a nonconference doubleheader with the Pirates 6-1 and 1-0 in Caldwell, Idaho.

In the first game, Pirates starter C.J. Perry (2-1) allowed six runs on seven hits in 31/2 innings. Eric Anderson and James King combined for 42/3 innings of hitless relief for Whitworth (5-7).

Ben George (0-1) fared better in the nightcap, allowing one run on four hits over six innings.

Whitworth opens Northwest Conference play next weekend against Puget Sound. The series was moved to Columbia Basin College in Pasco because Merkel Field is still covered in snow. The teams will play a doubleheader Saturday and a single game Sunday.

Softball

Jamie Brunner went 5 for 7 on the day to help Whitworth sweep a doubleheader with Puget Sound, winning 6-2 and 10-6 in Northwest Conference play in Tacoma to complete a four-game series sweep.

Emily Anderson (4-3) went the distance in Game 1, allowing two runs on six hits with a walk while striking out eight Loggers. Whitworth scored all the runs it would need in the second inning on a wild pitch that scored Brunner and a two-out dropped fly in left field that allowed two more Pirates to score.

In Game 2, Julia Johnson hit a two-run home run and Kelsey Ayers and Kelsey Burgi each had two RBIs for the Pirates (6-10, 4-4 NWC).

Whitworth visits Lewis & Clark next weekend for a four-game series.


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