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Area roundup: GU rowers second

Mon., May 2, 2011

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.

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