Tanner Chleborad struck out a career-high nine batters in seven shutout innings and the Washington State baseball team walloped Brown 14-0 in a nonconference game Saturday afternoon in Pullman.
Chleborad (3-3) gave up just two hits and walked two.
The Cougars (13-8) grabbed control early with seven runs in the first two innings. Adam Nelubowich hit a two-run single in the first, Trace Tam Sing hit a two-run double in the second and was followed by Jason Monda, who hit his third home run of the season to put WSU ahead 7-0.
Brown (1-8) starter Dave St. Lawrence (0-2) gave up 11 runs and 14 hits in five innings.
The series continues today at noon.
• Tyler Olson gave up one run through seven innings and Gonzaga beat San Diego 8-1 in West Coast Conference play at Patterson Complex in Spokane.
Olson gave up eight hits and a walk and struck out six. He improved to 4-1.
The Bulldogs scored five runs in the seventh to take a commanding lead.
Cory Lebrun led Gonzaga at the plate with three hits and an RBI.
With the win, the Bulldogs improved to 14-6-1 overall and 4-1 in the WCC. The Toreros fell to 14-8 and 3-2.
The series concludes today.
• Sixth-ranked Linfield swept a Northwest Conference doubleheader with Whitworth at Merkel Field in Spokane. The Wildcats won the opener 5-2 and routed the Pirates 14-2 in the nightcap.
Tim Wilson, a transfer from University of Washington, had seven hits, scored six runs and drove in four in the two games.
Linfield improved to 17-3 overall and 10-1 in conference play. Whitworth fell to 9-11-1 and 4-4. The series concludes today.
• Ricky Gonzalez had three hits, including a triple and a double, and Community Colleges of Spokane responded after dropping the opener and split an NWAACC doubleheader with Grays Harbor in Spokane.
The Sasquatch lost 4-3 in the first game after the Chokers scored in the top of the ninth to break the tie.
Led by Gonzalez’s effort and a four-run first inning, CCS won the nightcap 7-4.
The series continues today.
• Junior Austin Voth gave up one run in eight innings and Washington (5-16, 1-4) topped Southern California (9-14, 2-3) 3-1 in a Pac-12 Conference game at Husky Ballpark in Seattle.
Brian Wolfe hit a solo home run and finished with two RBIs to lead the Huskies.
Whitworth split a Northwest Conference doubleheader with Lewis & Clark at Huston Sports Complex in Portland, Ore.
The Pirates dropped the first game 5-4 and won the second game 9-2.
In the opener, Lewis & Clark scored three times in the bottom of the sixth to take a 5-3 lead and held on in the final inning. Whitworth sophomore Taylor Gilbert hit a two-run home run in the third inning to give the Pirates an early lead.
Heather Hesselgesser singled in a run in the bottom of the seventh, but Makenzie Hope’s infield pop-up ended the game.
In the second game, Whitworth scored five runs in the final two innings to secure the victory. Jamie Brunner led the Pirates at the plate with three hits and four RBIs.
The Pirates and Pioneers will conclude the series today with a doubleheader.
Track and field
The Washington State men’s and women’s teams won four individual events at the Trojan Invitational in Los Angeles.
Ruby Roberts led the women by winning the 1,500-meter race. She finished in a lifetime-best 4 minutes, 25.82 seconds, the ninth-fastest time in WSU women’s history.
Richard Shroy won the first of three events for the Cougar men, crossing first in the 1,500. He finished in 3:47.99. Jesse Jorgensen won the 800 in 1:50.85 and Oliver Henry was the discus champion with a toss of 171 feet.