Area roundup: Gonzales goes distance as GU sweeps UC Irvine
Freshman Marco Gonzales pitched his second straight complete game as Gonzaga won its ninth in a row, beating 11th-ranked UC Irvine 3-0 on Sunday in Spokane.
Gonzales (3-2) scattered four hits, struck out six and allowed to walks for his first shutout as the Bulldogs (13-7-1) completed a sweep.
Keegan Acker and Billy Moon recorded multi-hit games and Gonzaga held the Anteaters scoreless for the final 26 innings of the series.
• Marcus Semien’s RBI double in the bottom of the 11th inning gave No. 16 California a 4-3 victory over Washington State in Berkeley, Calif.
The win completed a sweep in the Pac-10 opening series.
Chadd Krist’s two-run single in the bottom of the ninth for the Golden Bears tied the game at 3 and forced extra innings.
Collin Slaybaugh, Derek Jones and Taylor Ard drove in runs for the Cougars (9-10, 0-3).
• Whitworth rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat 10th-ranked Linfield 4-3 in the finale of a Northwest Conference series at Merkel Field.
The Pirates (10-14, 4-5 NWC) broke a three-game losing streak and snapped the Wildcats’ eight-game win streak.
J.R. Jarrell went 3 for 4 and drove in a run for Whitworth, and Tyler Pfeffer doubled home the winning run in the sixth.
Michael Taylor pitched 32/3 innings of scoreless relief for the victory.
• Community Colleges of Spokane won a pair of games at the East Region Invitational in Pasco, beating Southwestern Oregon 6-5 and Lane 4-2. Quinn Holt paced the offense for the Sasquatch (10-6) with three hits in each game.
CCS split a NWAACC doubleheader in Ontario, Ore., beating Treasure Valley 6-4 in Game 1 and dropping Game 2 8-0.
Amber James had four hits on the day and scored four runs and Elizabeth Roginski (Shadle Park) had two RBIs for the Sasquatch (6-7, 3-1).
• Overnight rains left Marks Field unplayable, leading to a postponement of Whitworth’s softball doubleheader with Pacific Lutheran. No makeup date has been set.