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Area roundup: Gonzaga’s Chism hits for cycle in victory

Sun., March 13, 2011, midnight

Tyler Chism hit for the cycle to propel the Gonzaga Bulldogs (6-7) to a 10-3 victory over the Minnesota Golden Golphers (5-6) in nonconference play Saturday on the campus of Sacramento State University in Sacramento, Calif.

Chism singled in the second inning, tripled in the third, belted a two-run home run in the fifth and completed the cycle with an RBI double in the seventh.

Eric Lane also had four hits for the Bulldogs – three singles and a double – while Billy Moon went 2 for 5 to extend his hitting streak to five games.

The teams play the rubber game of the three-game series at noon today.

• Patrick Claussen had three hits, including a key two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning, to lead the Washington State Cougars (8-4) to an 8-7 nonconference victory over the Utah Valley Wolverines (3-9) at Bailey-Brayton Field in Pullman.

Brett Jacobs and Derek Jones also had three hits apiece for the Cougars, who stretched their winning streak to three games.

Richie Ochoa (2-0) picked up the win for WSU with 2 2/3 innings of relief. He allowed three hits and one unearned run.

• The Whitworth Pirates and Puget Sound Loggers split a Northwest Conference-opening doubleheader in Pasco.

Puget Sound (6-4, 1-1) jumped out to an 11-0 lead after three innings and then held on for a 12-8 victory in the opener.

In the second game, Landon Scott smacked a two-run home run and Michael Takemura went 2 for 2 and scored twice to lead the Pirates (6-8, 1-1) to a 5-2 win. CJ Perry (3-1) allowed one earned run in five innings to get the win.

• Ethan Flory and Seth Peterson each collected three hits on the day and the Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch (3-3) cruised to a 6-4, 2-1 nonconference doubleheader sweep over the visiting Edmonds Tritons (3-2) at SFCC.

Chris Allen (1-1) got the win for the Sasquatch in the opener with Austin Weber picking up his first save. Reliever Ryne Leonard (1-0) grabbed the win in the nightcap with a scoreless ninth inning of work.

Track and field

Washington State’s Joe Abbott garnered first-team All-America recognition at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at Texas A&M University in College Station.

Abbott finished seventh in the men’s 800-meter run with a time of 1 minute, 50.14 seconds. Alabama’s Fred Samoei was first in 1:48.33.

Florida’s men won the team title for the second straight year. Oregon’s women also made it two straight team titles.

The Cougars men tied for 57th with Abbott’s two points.

• Three Whitworth Pirates earned All-America honors at the NCAA Division III Championships in Columbus, Ohio.

Emmanuel Bofa finished fourth in the men’s 800 with a time of 1:52.69.

Tonya Turner was seventh in the women’s mile run with a time of 5:00.90.

Jheri Gates placed seventh in the women’s high jump – clearing 5 feet, 5 1/4 inches.


The Whitworth Pirates (8-10, 6-4) breezed to a 9-0, 8-3 doubleheader sweep over the Lewis & Clark Pioneers 2-12, 0-8) in Northwest Conference action in Portland.

Sami Parr, Heather Hesselgesser and Julia Johnson all drove in a pair of runs as the Whits earned a six-inning shutout win in the opener. Emily Anderson allowed just four hits and a walk in going the distance to pick up the win.

Parr went 3 for 3 and Ashley Grieg doubled in two runs to help the Pirates complete the sweep.

• The North Idaho Cardinals (20-14) rolled to a 13-1, 6-0 nonconference doubleheader sweep over the Big Bend Vikings (3-3) in Moses Lake.

KaSara Wise went 3 for 4 with a triple, three RBIs and three runs scored to spark the Cardinals to a five-inning rout in the opener. Desirae Tinoco went 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs to lead NIC to the second-game victory.

• The Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch (1-2) kicked off the second day of the Phoenix tournament with a 12-2 five-inning victory over Lake County (Ill.). Chrystal Holt and Janelle Spear each had two hits and the Sasquatch scored seven runs in the bottom of the fifth to wrap up the win.

Men’s golf

The Washington Huskies won the Bandon Dunes Championship at Pacific Dunes Course in Bandon, Ore.

The Huskies topped runner-up Oregon by eight strokes 871-879. Gonzaga (946) finished 14th.

UW’s Charlie Hughes was the medalist with a three-round total of 210. Travis Johnsen’s 234 led Gonzaga.

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