Cougars top No. 7 Huskies
Washington State rallied from four runs down to beat seventh-ranked Washington 6-4 Friday night in the opener of their three-game Pac-12 baseball series in Seattle.
A pair of three-run innings gave the Cougars (18-20, 8-8) the victory over the Huskies (27-10-1, 14-5).
A fielder’s choice in the seventh inning got the Cougars even at 4 before Ian Sagdal put WSU ahead with a two-run single.
Ben Roberts’ two-run triple keyed the Cougars’ third-inning rally.
Nick Tanielu had the other two RBIs for WSU and Collin Slaybaugh collected three hits.
Kellen Camus (4-0), the second of five WSU pitchers, got the win.
• Gonzaga’s scheduled game with Saint Mary’s in Moraga, Calif., was postponed because of rain. The teams will begin their three-game series with a doubleheader today.
Washington State stood in 11th place at 48-over par when the second round of the Pac-12 Championships was suspended because of darkness at The Gallery at Dove Mountain in Marana, Ariz. Washington was third at 15 over with Stanford leading at 2 under.
Idaho leads after the first day of the Western Athletic Conference Championship at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz. The Vandals posted a 14-over 302 and lead second-place New Mexico State by seven strokes.
Idaho’s Leilanie Kim fired a 1-over 73 to lead the field by a stroke. Teammates Cassie McKinley and Kaitlyn Oster are two strokes back and tied for third.
• Washington State is in 11th place after the first day of the Pac-12 Championship at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis, Ore. The Cougars were at 14-over 302, 17 strokes behind leader USC. Washington is fourth at 290. Mariko Tumangan of Stanford leads the field at 5-under 67. The top Cougar was Rachel Lewis at 73, good for a tie for 15th place.
The Washington State doubles team of Maria Biryukova and Olga Musilovich defeated a team from Colorado before falling to the top-ranked team from Stanford in the quarterfinals of the championship draw at the Pac-12 Championships in Ojai, Calif.
The Cougars team of Lize Leenknecht and Elizaveta Luzina lost to a USC team in a first-round match.
Drew Brigham of Whitworth was named to the men’s second team.
Jordan Green, for the past three years a member of Idaho women’s basketball staff, has been hired as an assistant coach at Gonzaga. He is the first member of new head coach Lisa Fortier’s staff.
Green, a native of Cashmere, Wash., coordinated recruiting and team travel, handled scouting responsibilities and worked with post players at Idaho.
CC Spokane (23-11, 17-3 NWAACC) defeated host Blue Mountain (4-25, 2-18) 8-6 and 12-1 in a doubleheader in Pendleton, Ore. The Sasquatch, second in the East Region, have won four straight games.
• North Idaho College (31-20, 26-16) split a doubleheader with conference champion and third-ranked Southern Idaho (41-15, 35-11), winning the first game 8-7 before losing the second 7-2 in Coeur d’Alene.
• Kylee Lahners hit a grand slam for her 13th home run of the season as Washington (26-12, 6-8 Pac-12) took a 6-2 win over host Oregon State (13-27, 3-14) in Corvallis.
Track and field
The Whitworth men are in first place and the women in second place after the first day of the Northwest Conference Championships at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.
Whitworth’s Dakota Kliamovich won the women’s hammer throw with a meet-record 173 feet, 7 inches. Keegan Shea (190-9) repeated as the men’s champion.
The Pirates’ Jonathan Hoff won the men’s long jump at 22-5 3/4. Peter Delap cleared a personal-best 6-6¼ to win the men’s high jump for Whitworth.
Spokane native Elliot Fauske, who has played 64 games as a defender the past three seasons for the Rochester Lancers in the Major Indoor Soccer League, will join the Spokane Shadow for their debut Evergreen Premier League season.
Fauske, a Mead HS graduate, played with the original Shadow franchise for five seasons (1999, 2000, 2002-03, ’05).
The Shadow begin their season May 3 at Spokane Falls CC.