Steven Halcomb hit a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 10th inning that scored Taylor Jones and Gonzaga beat Saint Mary’s 8-7 in the opener of a three-game West Coast Conference baseball series Friday night in Spokane.
The win was the sixth straight for the Bulldogs (21-10-1, 9-4), who were coming off a three-game sweep at Portland.
Halcomb and Cory Lebrun each drove in three runs for Gonzaga, which built a 7-4 lead after six innings.
The Gaels (11-23, 2-5) rallied in the ninth, scoring three runs to force extra innings. Shawn O’Brien’s two-run single brought home the tying run.
The second game of the series is tonight at 6.
• Washington State’s Pac-12 Conference game against Arizona in Pullman was suspended due to rain.
The Cougars lead 7-4 through seven innings. The game will pick up in the top of the eighth at noon today.
WSU’s Joe Pistorese gave up two runs through six innings and Yale Rosen went 2 for 4 with a double and a triple.
• Host Stanford (18-10, 6-4) got up early and held on late to beat Washington (8-23, 2-8) 7-5 in the opener of a three-game Pac-12 Conference series.
Nicole Lane shut down Yakima Valley (15-13, 7-9) in the first game of an NWAACC doubleheader and Community Colleges of Spokane (14-11, 11-5) swept the Yaks in Yakima.
Lane pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh and preserved the Sasquatch’s 1-0 win in the opener. CCS won the second game 11-4.
• Kaitlin Inglesby allowed one run through seven innings and No. 14 Washington clipped No. 2 Arizona State 3-1 in a Pac-12 Conference contest in Tempe, Ariz.
Shawna Wright had two hits and a drove in a run to lead the Huskies (32-10, 10-3), who handed the Sun Devils (36-7, 7-3) their second home loss.
• North Idaho (15-27, 9-22) dropped a Scenic West Athletic Conference doubleheader to Snow (21-13, 19-12) in Coeur d’Alene. The Cardinals lost the opener 6-2 and fell 7-5 in the nightcap.