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Zags hold off Cougars

Cory Lebrun was 3 for 3 with three RBIs to lead Gonzaga (12-6-1) to a 10-8, nonconference baseball victory over Washington State (11-8) on Tuesday night at Bailey-Brayton Field in Pullman.

Ian Sagdal had four RBIs for the Cougars, who battled back from a 7-0 deficit but never led.

• Central Washington (13-9) used seven pitchers and a 14-hit attack, led by a 4-for-4, four-RBI performance from Kramer Ferrell, to outlast Whitworth (9-9-1) 10-8 in a nonconference game on Merkel Field.

Jeremy Druffel, who was 3 for 5 including a two-run home run, and Nick Motsinger, who had a two-run double, led Whitworth.

Basketball

Katie Baker, a Montana senior from Lake City, was named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-Region 7 team.

Baker, the Big Sky Conference MVP who led the Grizzlies into the NCAA tournament, is eligible for the WBCA 10-player All-America team.


 

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Lynn Hickey named athletic director at Eastern Washington University

UPDATED: 5:24 a.m.

updated  Her first choice was the right one, Eastern Washington President Mary Cullinan has decided. Lynn Hickey, whom Cullinan hired as interim athletic director 10 weeks ago, is now the school’s permanent Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics, university officials confirmed Tuesday night.