Cougs score on error, beat UCLA
In a Pac-12 baseball game with eight errors and eight infield singles, it was one of each that gave Washington State a 4-3 victory over UCLA on Sunday in Pullman.
Collin Slaybaugh beat out a ground ball to first base with two outs in the eighth inning and an error on the play allowed Shea Donlin to score the winning run in the Cougars’ win over the Bruins.
Dunlin reached base to open the eighth when he was hit by the only pitch delivered by Zach Weiss (1-1). Ian Sagdal sacrified Donlan to second, and two batters later he scored on a throwing error.
The Bruins had three errors and the Cougars (20-20, 7-11 Pac-12) five.
Scott Simon started for WSU and allowed three runs – two earned – on seven hits over five innings. J.D. Leckenby (1-2) followed with three shutout innings of relief for WSU, and Jason Monda allowed only a walk in the ninth to earn his first collegiate save.
Brett Jacobs had two RBI singles for the Cougars and Adam Nelubowich also drove in a run.
WSU hosts Oregon in a three-game series that begins Friday at 6 p.m.
• Whitworth closed the Northwest Conference portion of its schedule with a 9-0 loss to Whitman in Walla Walla, snapping a three-game winning streak.
Justin Weeks (4-5) limited the Pirates (13-23-1, 8-16 NWC) to five hits over eight innings. Starter Carson Blumenthal (4-5) lasted three innings for Whitworth, allowing six runs on eight hits.
Nathan Jewett had two of the Pirates’ five hits on the day.
Whitworth, which finished tied for seventh place in the conference, completes the season this weekend at the Inland Cellular Tournament at Lewis-Clark State College.
• California scored on a bases-loaded wild pitch in the top of the 14th inning and held on to beat Washington 6-5 in Pac-12 play in Seattle.
Zach Wright (1-4) took the loss for the Huskies (14-28, 6-12 Pac-12), allowing one run on the wild pitch over two innings of relief.
Jayce Ray led the Washington offense with a bases-clearing triple in the Huskies’ five-run second inning.
Brian Wolfe and Ty Afenir also had RBI singles in the inning.
Washington faces Arizona this weekend in Tucson, Ariz., for a three-game series starting Friday.
Gonzaga’s men’s and women’s teams struck gold at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships on Lake Natoma in Gold River, Calif., with the women’s team winning four gold medals and the men’s team one.
The GU women swept the Varsity 8+, Second Varsity 8+, Novice 8+ and Varsity 4+ races, and the Bulldogs also won the team points trophy and tied with Western Washington for the efficiency award.
The GU men won the Varsity 8+ and brought home silver in the Novice 8+.