Area roundup: GU baseball tied for WCC lead

Marco Gonzales tied his career high with eight strikeouts and Gonzaga moved into a tie for first place in the West Coast Conference with a 5-0 over Pepperdine on Sunday in Malibu, Calif.

Gonzales (10-2) allowed three hits and no walks over seven innings of work for the Bulldogs (31-17-1, 14-4 WCC), who won the series and tied San Francisco atop the conference standings. GU and the Dons close the season with a three-game series in Spokane that begins Friday and will decide the WCC title and the automatic NCAA tournament berth that comes with it.

Thomas Henderson drove in three runs for the Bulldogs.

• Matt Argyropoulos’ RBI single capped a two-run rally in the ninth inning as Washington State rallied to beat Oregon 8-7 for a Pac-10 series victory on Senior Day in Pullman.

The Cougars (24-26, 8-16 Pac-10) won after trailing by scores of 2-0, 3-2, 4-3 and 7-6.

Derek Jones hit his eighth home run of the season for WSU, tying him with Taylor Ard for the Pac-10 lead. Ard had three hits on the day.

• Jacob Clem threw a complete-game shutout in his final home game as Washington beat No. 8 Arizona 3-0 in Seattle.

Clem (4-5) limited the Sun Devils to six hits, walking one and striking out two in his second shutout of the season for the Huskies (16-34, 6-18 Pac-10).


Community Colleges of Spokane finished the first day of the NWAACC Championships at Horn Rapids in Richland at 5-over 293, 14 strokes better than second-place Bellevue College.

The Sasquatch’s Andrew Roller (Coeur d’Alene High) shot a 1-under 71, one of only two rounds under par. CCS’ Alex Pounds (CdA) shot a 72.

The tournament concludes today at Canyon Lakes in Kennewick.


The Community Colleges of Spokane softball team placed fifth in the NWAACC tournament after losing 4-3 to Everett on Saturday. Everett will play Mt. Hood in the finals today.

CCS pitcher Stephanie Chrystal was named to the all-conference first team while teammates Bree Lookabill and Dani Johnson were selected for the second team.

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