Bulldogs complete sweep of Broncos
Cory LeBrun hit a three-run home run as Gonzaga beat Santa Clara 9-3 on Sunday for a West Coast Conference series sweep in Santa Clara, Calif.
The Bulldogs (31-14-1, 18-6 WCC) won seven of eight conference series this season, including three sweeps, and will be the top seed at the WCC Championships in Stockton, Calif., May 23-25.
Steven Halcomb and Caleb Wood drove in two runs apiece for Gonzaga, which has won nine in a row against the Broncos.
Bulldogs starter Arturo Reyes (6-2) limited Santa Clara to one run on five hits over seven innings. He struck out seven and walked one.
GU has finished its WCC slate but has six games remaining, starting with a three-game series with Appalachian State starting Saturday in Spokane.
• Oregon took advantage of an error to score the winning run in the 11th inning for a 4-3 Pac-12 victory over Washington State in Pullman, completing a sweep.
The Cougars (20-23, 7-14 Pac-12) committed three errors against the Ducks, who are ranked sixth and lead the conference standings. Two of Oregon’s four runs were unearned.
WSU, which has completed its home schedule, visits Portland in a nonconference game today at 3.
• Whitworth completed its season with a pair of losses at the Inland Cellular Tournament in Lewiston, falling 14-5 to Linfield and 20-9 to tournament host Lewis-Clark State.
Gerhard Muelheims had six hits on the day for the Pirates (14-25-1).
Whitworth starters had a rough day. Nick Scourey (2-6) allowed 11 runs – eight earned – on 11 hits over three innings against Linfield, striking out three and walking three. In the late game, Spencer Ansett (1-4) allowed 12 runs – three earned – on nine hits over 3 1/3 innings. He struck out one and walked one.
• Arizona rallied to beat Washington 5-3 in Tucson, Ariz., avoiding a three-game sweep in the Pac-12 series. The Huskies host Seattle University on Tuesday.
The Washington State club team beat Winona State 60-5 on Saturday in Stanford, Calif., for the Division II women’s college championship.
The Cougars, who finished the season undefeated, were led by MVP and team captain Megan Bonny.
Track and field
Washington State’s Spencer Wordell scored a lifetime-best total of 7,278 points in the decathlon at the Pac-12 Combined Events Championships in Los Angeles, good for sixth place.
Wordell, a redshirt junior out of North Central High, recorded the 10th-best decathlon total in Cougar history.
Washington beat Utah 12-3 in five innings in Salt Lake City, taking the Pac-12 series with the Utes. Kylee Lahners hit a three-run home run for the Huskies (36-14, 14-7 Pac-12), who remained in third place in the conference standings. Washington hosts Cal this weekend in Seattle.