Area roundup: GU rowers second
The Gonzaga rowing teams both finished second in the Points Trophy at the WIRA Championships on Sunday on Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova, Calif.
The women’s Novice 8+ won for the fifth time in six years, while the Varsity 8+ and Second Novice 8+ finished second in their races. The Second Varsity 8+ and Varsity 4+ finished third.
For the men, the Varsity 8+ and Novice 8+ finished second in their races and the Junior Varsity 8+ finished third.
Three GU women were named All-WIRA: Rachel Schlosser, Sami Koppinger and Hannah Winters. Four men were honored: Connor Wege, Matt White, Andrew Krug and David Wayne.
The Washington State women’s Varsity 8+ finished fourth and the Novice 8+ finished sixth.
Marco Gonzales improved to 7-2 as Gonzaga beat Santa Clara 8-3 in Santa Clara, Calif., to complete a West Coast Conference sweep.
Tyler Chism had four hits and two RBIs for the Bulldogs (25-13-1, 9-3 WCC) and Chris Sturdivant had three hits and drove in two runs.
• Erik Korsmo singled home Jimmy Madden with the winning run in the ninth inning as Whitman completed its Northwest Conference season with a 10-9 win over Whitworth in Walla Walla. The Missionaries rallied after the Pirates (20-20, 13-11 NWC) built an 8-2 lead.
• Jacob Clem pitched 62/3 innings of solid relief and freshman Willy Reel provided two key RBI hits as Washington (13-27, 4-11 Pac-10) beat Washington State (19-20, 5-13 Pac-10) 6-5 in Pullman to avoid a sweep.
No. 13 Stanford beat No. 11/12 Washington 3-1 in Stanford, Calif., to take the series, dropping the Huskies to 32-10, 7-8 Pac-10.
Washington’s Chris Williams, who went to Moscow High, tied for sixth place at the Pac-10 Championships in Stanford, Calif. Williams shot a 1-over 281 over four rounds.
Williams’ Huskies didn’t win their third straight Pac-10 title, though, finishing sixth.
Washington State finished 10th, dropping two places on the final day of competition. Trent Sanders and Hank Frame (University High) were the top-finishing Cougars, with both shooting 5-over 285 and tying for 16th place.