Ryan Carpenter gave up a first-inning run then settled down to pitch Gonzaga to a 4-1 nonconference win over 11th-ranked UC Irvine on Friday night at Patterson Baseball Complex in the Bulldogs’ first home game of the season.
Carpenter (2-1) allowed six hits in seven-plus innings before Cody Martin finished up.
Royce Bolinger had three hits and drove in two runs for GU (11-7-1), which extended its unbeaten streak to seven games while dealing the Anteaters (14-4) a third straight loss.
• Limited to one hit, Washington State (9-8) dropped a 7-0 decision at California in the Pac-10 opener for both schools.
Junior right-hander Erik Johnson (4-1) gave up one hit – Matt Argyropoulos’ single in the fifth inning – over eight innings for 16th-ranked Cal (14-5).
Jayme Carbon (88-79) and Killie Holmstedt (83-84) had 21-over 167s to tie for 26th as Eastern Washington finished seventh in the Lamkin Grip Classic in Arroyo Grande, Calif.
Cal Poly won the team title.
Track and field
Washington State had a handful of solid performances in the Stanford Invite, led by Matt Conrath and J Hopkins, who won race sections.
Conrath won in the 1,500 in a PR of 3:52.04. Hopkins had the top time of four sections in the men’s 400 hurdles (52.25) and teammate Rashaun Johnson was second fastest (52.44).
Eastern Washington’s Brad Wall won his section of the 400 with a time of 47.88 and Erica Chaney won the elite section of the women’s shot put with a mark of 48-2 1/2.
Bri Bishop slugged a two-run home run, but it wasn’t enough as North Idaho College (20-15, 11-11) dropped a 10-4 Scenic West Athletic Conference decision to visiting Salt Lake (30-5, 23-2).
The second game of the doubleheader was rained out.
• Community Colleges of Spokane’s NWAACC doubleheader against Treasure Valley at Ontario, Ore., was rained out. It was rescheduled for noon Sunday.