Bulldogs split pair of games
Gonzaga rides Gonzales for Game 1 win over Appalachian State
The Gonzaga Bulldogs split a nonconference baseball doubleheader with Appalachian State, winning the first game 4-0 before dropping the nightcap 6-2 at the Patterson Complex.
The Bulldogs (32-15-1) rode a gem by Marco Gonzales (7-2) in the opener.
Gonzales went the distance and allowed just six hits and two walks while striking out 10.
Billy Moon drove in a pair of runs with his first home run of the season.
In the nightcap, Sam Agnew-Wieland (6-5) held Gonzaga to four hits over seven innings. He allowed two runs – one earned – struck out three and walked two.
Michael Pierson’s grand slam in the top of the seventh – his first homer of the season – snapped a 1-1 tie for the Mountaineers (26-19).
• Wyatt Strahan fired a complete-game six-hitter to lead the USC Trojans (18-30, 9-14) to a 5-1 win over the Washington State Cougars (21-25, 8-15) in Pac-12 play in Los Angeles.
Adam Landecker drove in the lone run for the Cougs in the ninth inning.
• Austin Voth allowed two runs in eight innings of work and Braden Bishop had three hits and drove in a run to lead the Washington Huskies (18-30, 9-14) to a 5-2 win over the Utah Utes (17-27, 6-20) in Pac-12 Conference play in Seattle.
Voth (6-5) surrendered five hits and two walks while striking out six.
Trevor Dunlap pitched the ninth to earn his second save.
• The Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch (24-20, 15-13) and visiting Walla Walla (27-17, 19-9) split a NWAACC season-ending doubleheader with the Sasquatch winning the opener 11-5 before dropping the nightcap 8-5.
Grant Curtis picked up the win for CCS, while Austin Bartleson had three hits, including two doubles.
The visiting CC Spokane Sasquatch (26-16, 20-8) breezed to a 13-3, 17-7 doubleheader sweep over Big Bend (10-34, 4-24) in a NWAACC regular-season finale.
Lauren Stewart went 5 for 6 on the day and now has nine hits in her last 10 at-bats. Lavonne Smith went 4 for 4 in the two games, including a three-run home run and Tasji Urhausen went 3 for 4 and drove in five runs.
Lindsey Walchli picked up her 37th win of the season, tying a school record set by Kate Sinnott nine years ago. Walchli will have a chance to break the record when the NWAACC tourney begins Friday.
• Breana Kostreba belted a two-run home run and Danielle Henderson added an RBI triple to power the 17th-ranked California Golden Bears (36-17, 10-14) to a 3-2 win over the Washington Huskies (38-15, 16-8) in Pac-12 action in Seattle.
Jolene Henderson (30-9) gave up two runs in going the distance for Cal.
Track and field
Three Washington State Cougars women reached the podium at the Pac-12 Championships in Los Angeles.
Sophomore Anna Adamko placed second in the javelin with a throw of 153 feet.
Junior Holly Parent cleared a season-best 5-11 1/4 to take second in the high jump.
Senior Caroline Austin finished third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a school-record time of 10 minutes, 8.49 seconds.
On the men’s side, senior Trevor Rogers placed fifth in the long jump with a wind-aided leap of 24-3. Senior Jono Lafler placed sixth in the 10,000 with a time of 29:46.92.
• The Eastern Washington Eagles men placed fourth and the women finished fifth at the Big Sky Conference Championships in Forest Grove, Ore.
Northern Arizona won the men’s title with 143 points, followed by Sacramento State (136), Weber State (125) and EWU (92).
Sacramento State won the women’s title with 155.5 points, followed by Portland State (110) and NAU (93). EWU scored 74.
The Eagles had six men place.
Brad Wall won the 400 with a time of 47.67, while teammate Brad Michael was third in 47.72. It was Wall’s fourth straight Big Sky 400 title. He is one of four Eagles in school history to claim four titles. Jordan Arakawa was second in the hammer with a throw of 208-4. Phillip Puccino was second in the triple jump with a leap of 47-0 3/4. Joey Payne was second in the javelin at 205-6. Nick Stearns was second in the pole vault, clearing 16-3 1/2.
The Eagles also had six women place.
Keisa Monterola (13-3 1/2) and Robin Taylor (12-11 1/2) finished 1-2 in the pole vault. Katie Mahoney was second in the 3,000 steeplechase in 10:28.52. Michelle Coombs was second in the javelin at 160-3. Olivia Midles (180-10) and Emma Murillo (180-5) placed second and third in the hammer.