Area roundup: WSU rallies to top UNLV in baseball

MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012

Washington State scored five runs over the final three innings to come back for a 9-8 victory over UNLV in nonconference baseball Sunday in Las Vegas.

The Cougars (8-5) trailed 8-4 before scoring three runs in the seventh, one in the eight and one in the ninth for their only win in the three-game series. WSU scored the tying and winning runs on errors by the Rebels.

Anthony Drobnick (1-0) recorded the final six outs for the victory. He and Scott Simon combined for five shutout innings of relief for the Cougars. Taylor Ard went 3 for 4 and was one of three Cougars with two RBIs.

WSU plays Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Cal State-Fullerton.

• New Mexico beat No. 22 Gonzaga 4-1 in nonconference play in Albuquerque, N.M., completing a three-game sweep.

Andy Hunter had two hits and the lone RBI for the Bulldogs (10-3).

Derek Callahan (0-1) made his collegiate debut, allowing four runs on five hits over 42/3 innings. He struck out two and walked two.

Gonzaga plays fourth-ranked Arkansas on Tuesday at 4:05 p.m. in Fayetteville, Ark.

• Community Colleges of Spokane lost both of its games Sunday at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, Wash., falling 8-8 to Edmonds in the first game and 4-1 to Bellevue College in the second.

• Whitworth’s series against Puget Sound in Tacoma was delayed again because of rainy, unplayable conditions.

Game 1 was suspended Saturday with the teams tied at 10 going into the 10th inning. The teams will attempt to complete that game this morning at 11, and then play the final two games of the series immediately following.

Click here to comment on this story »