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College roundup: UW advances to softball Super Regional

SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2011

Niki Williams’ two-run double with no outs and the bases full in the sixth inning keyed a five-run burst Saturday in Seattle and the 12th-seeded Washington Huskies (37-14) rallied for a 7-5 win over the Brigham Young Cougars (40-18) to become the first team to make it to the Super Regionals of this year’s NCAA softball tournament.

Kaitlin Inglesby (25-8) earned the win for UW and also singled home two runs during the Huskies’ sixth.

• Everett (26-20) scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to rally for a 4-3 win over Community Colleges of Spokane – eliminating the Sasquatch (23-25) from the NWAACC tournament in Portland.

CCS began the day with a 3-0 win over Olympic (15-17), scoring all its runs in the top of the seventh. CCS followed with a 6-5 victory over Treasure Valley (27-20), pushing across three runs in the top of the seventh.

Baseball

J.J. Altobelli had three hits and drove in a pair of runs to propel the Oregon Ducks (29-25-1, 8-15) to a 6-3 win over the Washington State Cougars (23-26, 7-16) in Pacific-10 Conference play in Pullman.

Taylor Ard had a two-run double for WSU. He leads the Pac-10 with 49 runs batted in.

• Jon Moscot (2-1) fired a complete-game five-hitter to lead the Pepperdine Waves (21-29, 6-11) to a 3-0 victory over the Gonzaga Bulldogs (30-17-1, 13-4) in West Coast Conference action in Malibu, Calif.

Billy Moon drew a pair of walks, but saw his 11-game hitting streak come to an end for the Bulldogs.

• Kramer Champlin (8-2) gave up six hits in a complete-game effort and Abe Ruiz hit his first home run of the season – a pinch-hit two-run blast in the ninth – as the eighth-ranked Arizona State Sun Devils (38-13, 16-7) cruised to a 12-0 win over the Washington Huskies (15-34, 5-18) in Pac-10 play in Seattle.

Golf

A record-setting effort by Spokane’s Chessey Thomas helped the Tennessee Volunteers place 13th at the NCAA women’s golf championship in Bryan, Texas.

Thomas, a freshman, shot the lowest round in Tennessee history – a 4-under-par 68.

UCLA won the team title by four strokes over runner-up Purdue. LSU freshman Austin Ernst was the medalist at 7-under 281 over four days. Washington finished 16th.

• Washington missed qualifying for the NCAA men’s tournament by one stroke.

Pepperdine and Arizona tied for fourth place at the Southwest Regional in Tucson, Ariz., one shot ahead of the Huskies.

San Diego State (833) was first, followed by Texas A&M (840). UW shot 845.

Tze Huang Choo led the Huskies with a three-day total of 209. Chris Williams of Moscow was second at 212.

UC Davis’ Matt Hansen was the medalist at 204.



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