Cougars make history at ASU
Jason Monda had three hits and drove in three runs to help the Washington State Cougars make baseball history on Sunday in Tempe, Ariz.
Trace Tam Sing and Brett Jacobs each drove in a pair of runs to help the Cougars (11-7, 2-1) defeat the 14th-ranked Arizona State Sun Devils 11-8 in the rubber game of a three-game Pacific-12 Conference-opening series. It marks the first time in school history that the Cougars won a series at Arizona State (12-7-1, 1-2).
Scott Simon (1-0) allowed four runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings to earn the win.
Tam Sing’s two-run double in the top of the fourth capped a six-run outburst and gave WSU a 7-1 lead.
The Cougars begin a nine-game homestand on Tuesday against Gonzaga.
• Brad Zimmer belted a pair of home runs among his three hits, driving in three runs and scoring four times to help the San Francisco Dons (8-11, 1-2) avoid a series sweep with a 9-3 win over the Gonzaga Bulldogs (11-6-1, 2-1) in West Coast Conference play.
Mitchell Gonsolus, Cabe Reiten and Cory Lebrun each had two hits for Gonzaga.
• Tyler Pfeffer went 4 for 4 and drove in four runs to help the visiting Whitworth Pirates (9-8-1, 4-2) avoid a series sweep with a 9-8 win over the Pacific Lutheran Lutes (13-6, 6-3) in Northwest Conference action.
Nick Motsinger went 3 for 3 with an RBI and two runs scored and Danny Jordan had two hits, including a triple, and drove in three runs for the Whits.
Nick Scourey (1-3) picked up his first win of the season. He allowed four runs on five hits in five innings with a pair of strikeouts.
• Grant Watson (3-0) allowed four hits in six shutout innings and the 11th-ranked UCLA Bruins (15-3, 3-0) completed a three-game Pacific-12 Conference-opening series sweep with a 3-0 victory over the Washington Huskies (4-14, 0-3) in Los Angeles.
Jared Fisher (0-1) took the loss for UW. He surrendered two runs in three innings of work.
• The Tacoma Titans (7-3) used the big inning to coast to a doubleheader sweep of the CC Spokane Sasquatch (6-6) in Pullman.
Tacoma erased a two-run deficit with a five-run second inning and rolled to a 10-5 win in the opener.
In the second game, the Titans scored 12 runs in the third and fourth innings en route to a 16-4 win in a game called after seven innings because of inclement weather.
The Whitworth Pirates (11-10, 8-7) pulled off a rare tripleheader sweep, defeating the Puget Sound Loggers (0-15, 0-11) in Northwest Conference action in Tacoma.
Jamie Brunner hit a two-run home run and Riley Fritz (8-1) allowed one earned run as the Pirates rolled to an 11-2 five-inning win in the opener that was suspended on Saturday because of rain. Brunner hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the Whits never looked back en route to a 6-4 win in the second game. In the nightcap, Alyssa Martinez went 3 for 3 with a home run, double and two RBIs to power Whitworth to a 9-0 five-inning victory. Taylor Gilbert (2-6) tossed five shutout innings.
Eastern Washington Eagles senior Carrie Ojeda was named to the Big Sky Conference All-Tournament team.
Ojeda had 20 points and 14 rebounds in a 70-64 overtime loss to Northern Colorado in the semifinals.