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Cougars top Cal for fifth straight win

Sun., April 6, 2014, midnight

Tanner Chleborad pitched effectively into the eighth inning Saturday and Washington State stymied California for the second straight day, beating the Golden Bears 3-1 in the second game of a three-game Pac-12 Conference baseball series in Pullman. The win was WSU’s fifth straight.

Chleborad threw 7 1/3 innings, giving up six hits and no walks. Nick Tanielu led the Cougars (14-13, 5-3) offensively with two hits, two runs and an RBI.

California (14-14, 3-5) and WSU complete the series today.

• Louie Lechich allowed a run in six innings, Connor Joe had three hits and scored twice and San Diego (21-9, 8-3) topped Gonzaga (10-20, 6-5) 4-1 in a West Coast Conference game in San Diego. The loss was GU’s sixth straight.

• Robert Pehl’s RBI double in the third was the difference as No. 14 Washington (21-6-1, 9-2) beat No. 19 Oregon (22-9, 7-4) 1-0 in a Pac-12 game in Seattle.

• Whitworth’s doubleheader with Lewis & Clark in Portland was postponed until today due to rain.

• Community Colleges of Spokane and Big Bend split an NWAACC doubleheader in Moses Lake.

The Vikings (12-8, 2-6) won the opener 7-6 with a run in the bottom of the ninth.

CCS’ Lucas Denney had four hits and the Sasquatch (13-7, 5-3) edged Big Bend 6-5 in the nightcap.

Track and field

Washington State’s Abby Regan ran a lifetime best in the 800-meter run and finished sixth at the Stanford Invitational in Stanford, Calif.

Regan crossed in 2 minutes, 7.07 seconds – the eighth-fastest time in WSU history.

P.J. Benedictus led the Cougar men with a seventh-place finish in the triple jump. He reached a distance of 48 feet, 11 inches – a season best.

• Washington State freshman Kyle Farmer won the 100 (10.87) and took second in the 200 (22.39) to lead the Cougars at the Sam Adams Classic at Whitworth in Spokane.

Also winning events were Jackson Haselnus (1,500; 3:58.69) and Kyle Stevens (javelin; 208-7) for the men, and Lateah Holmes (high jump; 5-5 3/4) and McKenna Hogan (long jump; 18-1) for the women.

Gonzaga had two event winners – Max Kaderabek (5,000; 15:32.82) and Henry Morris (steeplechase; 9:50.78).

Idaho had two double-event winners – Andrea Pikes and Meghan Palesch, both freshmen. Pikes won the 100 and 200 and Palesch won the 100 and 200 hurdles.

• Eastern Washington’s Catie Arrigoni led the Eagles at the Montana State Open in Bozeman with a win in the 5,000. She finished in 17:47.33 – eighth-best in EWU history.

Softball

Eighth-ranked Linfield (26-6, 20-2) swept Whitworth (22-10, 14-6) in a Northwest Conference doubleheader in Spokane.

The Wildcats won the opener 7-3 and the nightcap 2-0. Pirates freshman Makayla Lefever pitched well in the second game, giving up two runs on six hits, but couldn’t get any run support.

• CC Spokane (13-9, 10-2) swept Columbia Basin (8-10, 7-5) in an NWAACC doubleheader at Spokane Falls CC.

Shayd Urhausen had three hits as the Sasquatch won the opener 10-2. Shawnee Zink hit a home run in CCS’ 9-4 win in the nightcap.

• North Idaho (24-17, 19-13) swept Southern Nevada (31-13, 24-12) in a Scenic West Athletic Conference doubleheader in Coeur d’Alene. NIC won the opener 8-5 and the nightcap 13-5.

Rowing

The Washington State women took second place in all four races at the San Diego Crew Classic at Mission Bay in San Diego. All four Cougar boats will compete in today’s grand finals.

The Gonzaga men took fourth in each of its three races and will have two boats in the grand finals.



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