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Olson leads Gonzaga baseball past BYU

Sat., April 27, 2013

Tyler Olson fired his second consecutive complete game and Gonzaga beat Brigham Young 5-1 Friday night in a West Coast Conference baseball game in Spokane.

Olson, who shut out Pepperdine in his last start, scattered seven hits while striking out five.

GU (28-13-1, 15-5) and BYU (20-17, 7-7) will conclude the three-game series today at 1 p.m.

• Shane Zeile’s RBI single in the top of the 11th gave No. 7 UCLA (26-12, 10-6) a 7-6 win over Washington State (19-19, 6-10) in Pac-12 Conference action in Pullman.

WSU’s Adam Nelubowich tied the game with a run-scoring single in the eighth.

Track and field

Whitworth senior Chibron Tomeo repeated as pole vault champion, setting a school record in the process, and the Pirates’ men lead after the first day of the Northwest Conference Championships in Salem, Ore.

Tomeo reached a height of 16 feet, 1 3/4 inches. Four other Whitworth men won events including Matt Edwards (3,000-meter steeplechase), Carter Comito (discus), Keegan Shea (hammer throw) and Tyler Guinn (long jump).

The Whitworth women are in second place. The meet concludes today.

Men’s tennis

Eastern Washington fell 4-2 to Montana and was eliminated from the Big Sky Conference Championships in Sacramento, Calif.

In the final match, EWU senior Kyle Koetje lost a three-set thriller to the Grizzlies’ Michael Facey 6-3, 2-6, 6-5. Joseph Cohen and Stefan Farrar notched wins for the Eagles, who ended the season at 9-13.

Women’s tennis

Sophomore Elizaveta Luzina fell in straight sets to USC’s Kaitlyn Christian at the Pac-12 Championships in Ojai, Calif., ending the Cougars’ season.

Christian topped Luzina 6-2, 7-6(2) in a singles quarterfinal match.

• Idaho was ousted from the Western Athletic Conference Tournament after falling 4-0 to top-seeded Denver in Denver.

The Pioneers’ No. 1 doubles duo of Sophia Bergner and Steffi Rath edged the Vandals’ Victoria Lozano and Almudena Sanz 8-6.


Nicole Lane dominated from the mound and at the plate in Community Colleges of Spokane’s doubleheader sweep of Treasure Valley (16-14, 11-9) in NWAACC action in Spokane.

Lane struck out 10 and drove in four runs in the Sasquatch’s 8-1 win in the opener.

CCS (19-15, 13-7) won the nightcap 3-2. Lindsey Walchli allowed two runs on five hits while striking out six in seven innings.

• Southern Idaho swept a Scenic West Athletic Conference doubleheader with North Idaho (18-30, 12-25) in Twin Falls, Idaho.

The Golden Eagles (43-9, 37-5) put up six runs in the first and won the opener 11-4. They took the nightcap 11-6.

Kelsey Lavaute hit a home run in both games for the Cardinals.


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