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Gonzaga wins eighth straight

Mon., April 15, 2013

The Gonzaga baseball team rallied for a 10-6 victory over Saint Mary’s on Sunday in Spokane for its eighth straight victory.

The first-place Bulldogs (23-10-1, 11-4 West Coast Conference) used a six-run fifth inning to turn a 5-2 deficit into an 8-5 lead they would not relinquish. The victory completed Gonzaga’s second consecutive conference series sweep.

Steven Halcomb was 4 for 5 with an RBI and Marco Gonzales was 3 for 4 with four runs driven in to lead the Bulldogs’ offense.

Reliever Taylor Jones (1-0) earned his first career victory, allowing a run on two hits over 1 1/3 innings.

Gonzaga hosts Washington State on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

• Tyler Crawford went the distance for No 25. Arizona as the Wildcats beat Washington State 7-3 in Pac-12 play in Pullman.

Crawford (4-1) scattered nine hits, walked one and struck out three. Scott Simon (3-1) gave up seven runs over 5 2/3 innings for the Cougars (18-15, 5-7 Pac-12).

WSU scored all of its runs in the first inning. Trek Stemp drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single and P.J. Jones had an RBI single.

• Whitworth lost its fifth game in a row and for the 12th time in 13 games, a 6-3 Northwest conference setback to Pacific in Forest Grove, Ore.

Nick Scourey (1-5) took the loss for the Pirates (10-12-1, 5-13 NWC), allowing six runs – five earned – on nine hits over six innings. He struck out two and walked two.

Gerhard Muelheims went 3 for 3 and scored twice and Tyler Pfeffer was 2 for 4 with an RBI for Whitworth.

• Stanford’s John Hochstatter (2-1) pitched a complete game and the Cardinal rode a six-run second inning to a 12-2 victory over Washington in a Pac-12 game in Stanford, Calif.

Michael Camporeale was 3 for 3 with his third home run of the week for the Huskies (9-24, 4-8 Pac-12).

Softball

The Whitworth softball team dropped a pair of Northwest Conference games to George Fox on senior day at Marks Field. The Bruins won the first game 6-5 in eight innings and the second 12-1 in five innings.

Heather Hesselgesser and Jessica Ross both went 2 for 4 in the first game, with Hesselgesser driving in two runs. Jamie Brunner drove in the lone run for the Pirates (20-18, 14-12 NWC) in the second game.

Taylor Gilbert (5-8) took the loss in Game 1, and Riley Fritz (12-6) took the loss in Game 2.

• Second-ranked Arizona State beat No. 14/13 Washington 2-1 in a Pac-12 contest in Tempe, Ariz., giving the Sun Devils a series victory.

Kaitlin Inglesby (17-5) went the distance for the Huskies (32-12, 10-5 Pac-12), allowing two runs on nine hits. Kimberlee Souza drove in Washington’s run with an RBI single in the third inning.

Golf

Medalist Joey DeGroff led the Whitworth men’s golf team to a win at the Washington Cup at Moses Pointe Golf Course.

DeGroff shot a 3-under 69, four strokes better than second-place finisher Seth Nickerson of Pacific Lutheran. The Pirates’ Stephen Plopper shot 5-over 77 for third place, and Austin Billeter and Lyle Rudnicki tied for fifth at 7-over 79.

Whitworth finished at 21-over 309 as a team, five strokes better than PLU and 24 better than Whitman.

• Blake Snyder finished tied for sixth place and led Washington State to a sixth-place team finish at the Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa.

Snyder shot a 2-under 70 in Sunday’s final round and finished at even par. The Cougars finished at 33 over as a team, 30 strokes behind champion Kansas.



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