Gonzaga completes sweep of Washington
Gonzaga scored five runs in the seventh inning to beat Washington 8-5 on Tuesday in Seattle to complete a two-game nonconference baseball sweep.
Freshman Zach Abbruzza (1-2) earned his first collegiate victory after allowing only one hit in four shutout innings of relief. He struck out three.
Alex Stanford had three hits for the second straight game for the Bulldogs (22-9).
• Derek Jones hit a grand slam and four Washington State pitchers combined to shut out Portland for a 10-0 nonconference victory in Portland. Jones’ home run was the 41st of his career, a Cougar (16-13) record. Kyle Swannack (3-3) earned the win, allowing six hits in five innings.
• Central Washington and Whitworth split a nonconference doubleheader in Spokane, with Central winning Game 1 13-0 and the Pirates bouncing back for a 12-1 win. Erik Nikssarian went 2 for 4 with a triple and a two-run home run for Whitworth (18-11-1) in the second game. Nick Scourey (1-0) earned the win, allowing one run on six hits over eight innings.
• Yakima Valley Community College and Community Colleges of Spokane split a doubleheader at Spokane Falls, with CCS winning the first game 13-11 and Yakima Valley winning the second 5-4.
• Whitworth freshman Paul Miller was named Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for position players.
Community Colleges of Spokane swept a NWAACC doubleheader at Big Bend Community College, winning 11-1 and 10-0. Lindsey Walchli earned wins in both games, striking out 11 batters on the day for the Sasquatch, who improved to 10-4 in league. Amber James went 4 for 4 in Game 2 with a double and a home run, and Lauren Stewart homered.
• The Pac-12 doubleheader between Oregon and Washington in Eugene, Ore., was halted by rain. Oregon led 3-2 in the fifth inning of the opening game. Game 1 will be completed this morning, with Game 2 immediately after. The scheduled third game will not be played.
Track and field
Whitworth’s Luke Mathews took second and Stephen Cooper finished third in the decathlon at the Northwest Conference Combined Championships at Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore.
The Gonzaga men finished 15th out of 20 teams at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Bulldogs shot a 294 on Tuesday for a 54-hole score of 853, 27 strokes behind winner Kansas State.
Travis Johnsen was the highest-finishing Zag, shooting an even-par 210, good for a tie for 28th place.