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Washington State downs Stanford

Jason Monda hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning and Washington State topped No. 23 Stanford 8-5 in a Pac-12 Conference baseball game Saturday afternoon at Bailey-Brayton Field in Pullman.

Monda’s home run came after WSU coach Donnie Marbut and shortstop Trace Tam Sing were ejected after Tam Sing was called for batter’s interference with one on and none out in the eighth.

Stanford (13-9, 3-3) took a 5-4 lead in the seventh, but the Cougars responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning.

Collin Slaybaugh also drove in two runs for Washington State, which evened its conference record to 3-3. WSU is 16-10 overall.

• Cole Irvin pitched a four-hit shutout and No. 12 Oregon (22-6, 8-1) blanked Washington (6-19, 2-7) 6-0 in a Pac-12 Conference game at PK Park in Eugene.

Irvin (5-1) allowed four singles and struck out 11.

Oregon scored four runs in the fourth to take control.

• Freshman Caleb Wood came through in the nightcap with a two-run triple in the seventh and No. 21 Gonzaga (16-10-1, 5-4) earned a split with Loyola Marymount (13-14, 5-4) in a West Coast Conference doubleheader at Page Stadium in Los Angeles.

Gonzaga won the second game 2-1 after falling 9-2 in the opener.

Gonzaga starter Arturo Reyes went the distance in the nightcap. He scattered nine hits and struck out three. The Lions’ only run came in the first.

In the opener, Loyola Marymount took control with a seven-run second inning. Cullen Mahoney and David Edwards each hit two-run singles during the offensive outburst.

• Danny Rowton hit a two-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Community College of Spokane (12-8, 3-1) a 13-12 victory and a sweep over Wenatchee Valley (6-10, 1-3) in an NWAACC doubleheader in Spokane.

In the opener, CCS scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth and came from behind to win 9-8. Chad Nyquist hit a home run for the Sasquatch.

• Derek Dixon hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th and No. 15 George Fox (19-7, 12-3) completed a three-game sweep with a 5-4 Northwest Conference win over Whitworth at Morse Field in Newberg, Ore.

The Bruins’ Matthew Zeller sent the game into extra innings with a two-out RBI-single in the bottom of the ninth.

Nick Motsinger drove in three runs to lead the Pirates (9-15-1, 4-8), who lost their seventh straight game.

Track and field

Phil Puccino won the triple jump and took third in the high jump to lead the Eastern Washington men at the Al Manuel Invitational in Missoula.

Puccino reached a distance of 47 feet, 11 1/4 inches in the triple jump. His high-jump mark was 6-6 3/4. Both were personal bests.

Brad Wall and Brad Michael finished first and second, respectively, in the 400 meters. Wall finished in 47.72 seconds and Michael 47.84

Katie Mahoney led the EWU women. Mahoney finished the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 11:03.17, ranking her third in school history less than a second off the EWU record (11:02.29).

Softball

Lindsey Walchli hit a two-run home run in the opener and Alisha Perez hit a grand slam in the nightcap as Community Colleges of Spokane (8-9, 5-3) swept Blue Mountain (3-15, 1-7) in an NWAACC doubleheader in Pendleton, Ore.

The Sasquatch won the opener 8-4. Nicole Lane earned the win.

In the nightcap, Perez’s third-inning grand slam set the tone in a 15-1 win. Walchli earned the win.

• Kelli Suguro’s RBI-single in the sixth broke a 1-1 tie and No. 16 Washington held on to beat No. 10 Oregon 2-1 in a Pac-12 Conference game in Seattle.

Junior Kaitlin Inglesby got the win for the Huskies (25-10, 3-3) after relieving starter Bryana Walker in the second inning.

Kailee Cuico hit a solo home run for the Ducks (28-5, 5-1).

Rowing

The 18th-ranked Washington State women’s team retained the Fawley Cup by sweeping Gonzaga for the second straight year at Wawawai Landing in Pullman.

The Cougars’ varsity eight boat finished the 2,000-meter course in 7 minutes, 46.11 seconds, out-stroking the Bulldogs by more than 18 seconds.

Next up for WSU is the San Diego Crew Classic April 6 and 7 at Mission Bay.



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