Area roundup: Gonzaga edges Santa Clara in 10 innings
Pinch hitter Nick Brooks drove in the winning run with a no-out, bases-loaded infield single in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday as Gonzaga edged Santa Clara 2-1 in West Coast Conference baseball at Patterson Complex.
Mitch Gunsolus walked to open the 10th against Jacob Steffens (0-4). He moved to third on Caleb Wood’s single to left, and Payden Lamb’s walk loaded the bases.
Freshman Brandon Bailey of the Bulldogs (11-22, 5-6) allowed eight hits and one earned run in 9 2/3 innings, striking out six and walking one. Karl Myers (1-2) got the final out in the top of the 10th and received the win.
GU scored in the third on an infield error. SCU tied the game in the fourth on Quinton Perry’s two-out RBI single.
The Bulldogs and Broncos (14-20, 7-7) will play the rubber game of the three-game set today.
• Designated hitter Gabe Clark went 4 for 5 with four runs batted in to guide fifth-ranked Oregon State to a 12-5 win over Washington State in Pac-12 Conference play at Bailey-Brayton Field in Pullman.
Clark’s two-run single to left capped a three-run third and gave the Beavers (26-7, 10-4) a 4-2 lead. Clark added a sacrifice fly in the sixth and an RBI double to left-center during a four-run seventh.
Nick Tanielu of the Cougars (16-15, 7-4) went 4 for 4 with one run and two RBIs. He doubled to start a two-run second for a short-lived 2-1 lead and had a two-run single in the sixth.
The series is tied at 1 heading into today’s rubber game.
• Tyler Davis (7-1) scattered seven hits and allowed two earned runs over 5 2/3 innings and Brian Wolfe went 3 for 3 with two RBIs as ninth-ranked Washington (24-6-1, 12-2 Pac-12) posted a 7-2 win over Stanford (11-16, 3-8) at Husky Ballpark in Seattle.
• Cory Mack (4-3) allowed four hits and no earned runs in 7 1/3 innings to open a doubleheader as Whitworth (9-19, 6-11 Northwest Conference) defeated visiting Pacific 6-1.
The Boxers (11-17, 4-13) won the second game 6-2 as Donnie Bradley hit solo homers in the first and seventh.
Tyler Pfeffer’s two-run single highlighted Whitworth’s five-run fourth in the opener. The Pirates’ Josh Davis hit a two-run homer in the first of the second game.
• Chase Hernandez hit a grand slam and Tanner Lupton and Cody Carroll combined on a five-hitter as East Region-leading Treasure Valley (19-5, 10-2 NWAACC) defeated CC Spokane 15-1 to complete a doubleheader sweep at SFCC.
Westin Hinkle had six hits on the day for the Chukars. Daniel Rowton (Shadle Park) singled and tripled during the 5-4 opener for the Sasquatch (14-10, 6-6).
Senior Julia Johnson homered in both games, giving her a school-record eight for the season, as Whitworth (24-14, 16-10 Northwest Conference) snapped a six-game losing streak with a 10-2, 10-5 sweep of Lewis & Clark (11-22, 7-17) at Portland.
Johnson, who also holds the Pirates’ career record of 23 homers, hit a two-run shot to left-center in the third inning of the opener and a three-run blast to left in the seventh of the second game. Whitworth’s Alyssa Hall finished the day 4 for 7 with four runs.
• Kylee Lahners homered twice and had three RBIs and Kaitlin Inglesby (8-3) allowed four hits and one earned run in five innings as Washington (24-11, 4-7 Pac-12) registered a five-inning, 11-2 win over Stanford (25-15, 2-10) at Stanford, Calif.
• North Idaho (27-18, 22-14 Scenic West Athletic Conference) ran its winning streak to six with an 8-0 win over Snow (18-22, 15-21) in the first game of a doubleheader at Ephraim, Utah. The Badgers won the second game 7-6.
Track and field
Seattle University swept the men’s and women’s team results for Division I schools and Central Washington’s men and women did the same in non-Division I at the WAR 7 meet at Spokane Falls Community College.
Seattle’s men scored 136 for an 18-point gap on Gonzaga and 19 on Idaho. Seattle’s women (177) easily outdistanced Idaho and Gonzaga, which tied for second at 82. Whitworth had the top showing among local small schools, scoring 124.20 to place second among men and 94 1/2 for a fifth-place women’s finish.
Area men’s winners were: Aric Walden, CC Spokane, 110-meter hurdles, 14.31 seconds; Alec Temple, Gonzaga, 3,000 steeplechase, 9:38.40; Joe Green, Whitworth, pole vault, 15 feet, 7 inches; and Keegan Shea, Whitworth, hammer, 182-9.
Area women’s winners were: Ashlie Standow, WSU, 800, 2:16.36; Lateah Holmes, WSU, high jump, 1.65 meters; Kolcie Bates, Idaho, discus, 43.10 meters; and Kerry Wright, Whitworth, javelin, 146-10. Gonzaga’s Andy Phillips finished second in the men’s 800 in a school-record 1:51.83.
• Montana swept Eastern Washington during the 43rd Pelluer Invitational at Roos Field, the men winning 97-88 and the women 94 1/2-84 1/2. EWU freshman Trenton Osborn won the men’s long jump (23-4 1/2) and triple jump (45-6 1/2). Eagles senior Whitney Leavitt won the women’s 200 (25.54) and ran legs on the victorious 400 and 1,600 relays.
• Washington State swept the team titles at the five-team Jim Click Shootout at Tucson, Ariz.
The men scored 193 points for a 60-point gap on Arizona and the women scored 158 to top Arizona by 16.
Lifetime-best throws by Sam Ferenchak (222-1) and Kyle Stevens (215-5) led to a 1-2 finish in the men’s javelin. WSU’s Andrew Kimpel (North Central) won the men’s 3,000 in 8:32.10, followed by John Whelan’s personal-best 8:37.47.
WSU’s women swept the 800 with a season-best 2:09.01 by Courtney Zalud (Mt. Spokane) and Abby Regan’s 2:09.06.
Fifth-ranked Washington swept all five races from No. 12 Washington State during a dual on the Montlake Cut in Seattle. The Huskies’ Varsity 8 finished in 6:17.52 for a clear win over the Cougars (6:22.60).