Huskies sweep doubleheader from Cougs
Washington beat Washington State 2-1 and 2-0 Sunday to take the final two games of a three-game Pac-12 baseball series in Seattle.
The No. 7-ranked Huskies (29-10-1, 16-5 Pac-12) scored an unearned run in the fifth inning of the opener for the final margin.
Four UW pitchers combined on a six-hit shutout in the opener.
Nick Tanielu had two hits in each game for WSU (18-22, 8-10). Tanner Chleborad (2-5) took the loss in the first game and Jason Monda (1-5) in the second.
• Saint Mary’s defeated Gonzaga 10-5 in Moraga, Calif., to end the Bulldogs’ six-game winning streak.
The Gaels (14-29, 6-12 West Coast Conference) took a 6-5 lead with two runs in the sixth and scored four more runs in the seventh.
GU’s Andrew Sopko (4-3) went six innings, giving up six runs. Payden Lamb, Cabe Reiten and Brock Slavin all had two hits for Gonzaga (18-24, 13-8).
• A pair of bases-loaded walks in the 11th inning gave Whitman an 8-6 victory over host Whitworth in a Northwest Conference season finale.
Whitworth (13-22, 10-14) tied the game at 4-4 in the bottom of the ninth on a bases-loaded walk. Whitman (20-18-1, 9-15) went ahead again 6-4 in the 10th but the Pirates responded with a pair of runs on Justin Lui’s first homer.
Josh Davis and Matt Nelson had two hits each for Whitworth with Nick Motsinger adding his third home run.
The No. 11 Washington Huskies (28-12, 8-8 Pac-12) swept their series with Oregon State (13-29, 3-16), winning 10-2 in six innings in Corvallis, Ore.
Senior Blake Snyder tied for fourth at the Pac-12 Men’s Championship, the best finish for a Washington State male golfer in over 15 years. Snyder shot a 4-under 68 at The Gallery Golf Club in Marana, Ariz., to finish at 1-under 287 over four rounds. WSU finished 11th.
Stanford won the team title behind champion Patrick Rodgers at 7-under 281. Washington placed second.
The WSU women finished 10th at Trysting Tree GC in Corvallis, Ore. Stanford won the team title with Washington sixth. The top Cougars were Nani Yanagi and Rachel Lewis who placed in a five-way tie for 39th place, finishing three rounds at 13-over 229.
UCLA’s Alison Lee won at 211.
• Whitworth senior Jesse Salzwedel earned medalist honors in leading Whitworth to a tie for second place at the Northwest Conference Championships at OGA GC in Woodburn, Ore.
Salzwedel, chosen the conference golfer of the year, shot a final-round 73 finishing two rounds at 2-over 146.
Whitworth tied Puget Sound at 36-over 612, 10 back of Pacific Lutheran.
Pirates Oliver Rudnicki, who was eighth, and Stephen Plopper, who was 16th, were named to the first team and second team, respectively.
In the women’s NWC tournament, freshman Michal Schuster of Whitworth took medalist honors, finishing the two rounds at OGA at 6-over 152 for a two-stroke victory.
The Pirates were third in the team standings with George Fox winning.
Schuster was named first-team all-conference with teammate Nicole Lomax earning second-team honors.
Gonzaga’s Novice 8 crew took first place for the eighth time in nine years at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships on Lake Natoma in Sacramento, Calif., with a time of 7:00.3 over 2,000 meters.