LMU defeats Gonzaga to open WCC series
Shon Roe’s two-out RBI single in the ninth inning Friday allowed Loyola Marymount (20-17, 8-5) to defeat Gonzaga 5-4 to open a three-game West Coast Conference baseball series at Patterson Complex.
The Bulldogs (26-13, 6-7) left runners at first and second in the ninth.
GU’s Tyler Olson (4-1) struck out a career-high 11. The Bulldogs led 3-0 after Steven Halcomb’s RBI double in the third.
• Andrew Aplin’s two-run homer to right in the seventh gave Arizona State a 6-2 lead and the Sun Devils (25-16, 10-9) beat host Washington State 7-4 to open a Pac-12 series.
Aplin homered off Richie Ochoa after Drew Stankiewicz’s one-out walk.
Kyle Johnson of the Cougars (21-17, 7-8) went 3 for 5, including a two-run double in the second.
• Aaron West (5-4) pitched seven scoreless innings and Chase Anselment and Jacob Lamb homered to lead Washington (22-17, 7-9 Pac-12) to a 9-1 win over Utah (11-29, 5-14) at Salt Lake City.
Emily Perlich pitched a seven-inning three-hitter in the opener and Danielle Hockett followed with a six-inning one-hitter as host North Idaho (21-35, 17-28 Scenic West Athletic Conference) posted a 4-0, 6-0 sweep of Colorado Northwestern (4-40, 1-37).
Catcher Shelby Carter homered in both games for NIC.
• Katelyn Boyd and Alix Johnson homered during a four-run second to ignite Arizona State (40-5, 12-2 Pac-12) to an 18-1 win over Washington (36-12, 7-11) at Husky Softball Stadium.
Track and field
Keisa Monterola set an Eastern Washington record in the women’s pole vault by clearing 14 feet at the 41st annual Pelluer Invitational.
Shene Davis triple-jumped a personal-best 39- 1/4 to give her the third-best mark in EWU history.
• Lewis-Clark State junior Dave Marks (14 minutes, 36.24 seconds) and CC Spokane sophomore Mikel Elliott (17:39.40) won 5,000-meter races on the opening day of the Duane Hartman Invitational at Spokane Falls CC.
Eastern Washington sophomore Ilija Cuic was named to the All-Big Sky Conference first team.
Senior Chad Henninger and sophomore Mario Navarro of the Eagles were named honorable mention.
Washington State sophomore Olga Musilovich and freshman Charlotte Koning won morning matches but lost in the quarterfinals of the invitational draw at the Pac-12 Championships in Ojai, Calif.
• Hawaii (13-6) edged Idaho 4-3 in the Western Athletic Conference semifinals at Las Cruces, N.M.
Victoria Lozano won at No. 1 singles and Almudena Sanz at No. 2 singles for the Vandals (19-8).