GU baseball pushes streak to 10
The Gonzaga baseball team extended its winning streak to 10 games, beating Pepperdine 6-3 on Friday in West Coast Conference action in Malibu, Calif.
Marco Gonzales (5-2) allowed two runs – one earned – over seven innings for the 24th-ranked Bulldogs (25-10-1, 12-4 WCC) and helped his own cause by driving in a run. Kenny Smith pitched the final two innings to earn his second save of the season.
• Devon Rodriguez hit a two-run home run and Brenden Farney delivered a two-run double to lift California past Washington State 4-2 in Pac-12 action in Berkeley, Calif.
Joe Pistorese (4-3) allowed four runs – two earned – on eight hits over eight innings for the Cougars (18-17, 5-8 Pac-12). He struck out 11 and didn’t walk a batter. Brett Jacobs went 3 for 4 and drove in both runs for WSU.
Track and field
Washington State had three relay teams finish second at the 55th annual Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif.
The women’s 4x400-meter team finished in 3 minutes, 38.54 seconds, just behind the 3:38.17 of Colorado. The men’s 4x400 team finished in 3:10.75, a second behind Boise State, and the men’s 4x100 team finished in 40.62 seconds.
• Gonzaga set five school marks at the Oregon Relays in Eugene, Ore.
Lauren Bergam completed the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:47.47, Nick Roche finished the men’s event in 9:06.14 and Lindsey Drake set the 500-meters mark at 16:22.53. In the men’s 1,500 meters, Brent Felnagle (3:48.60) and Andy Phillips (3:51.80) both beat the previous school record, and Tate Kelly (30:34.02) and Chris Boyle (30:39.04) both eclipsed the previous mark in the 10,000 meters.
The Whitworth women’s season came to an end with a 5-2 loss to Lewis & Clark in the semifinals of the Northwest Conference tournament in Walla Walla.
The No. 1 doubles team of Saryn Mooney and Taylor Pena and the No. 2 doubles team of Megan Wingfield and Morgan McDivitt won for the Pirates.
Whitworth finishes the season 8-10 after tying for third place in the NWC at 7-5.