Cougars shine at WSU Open
Washington State won 13 events Saturday at the WSU Open in Pullman.
The Cougar women claimed seven victories, led by Abby Regan’s first-place finish in the mile. Regan finished in a personal-best time of 4 minutes, 55.21 seconds – the 10th fastest time in school history.
WSU’s Danielle Darden claimed the 200-meter dash in 25.17 seconds and Charlotte Muschamp won the high jump, equaling a personal-best height of 5 feet, 10 inches.
WSU’s Thane Pierson was one of six event-winners for the Cougar men. Pierson cleared 6-10 1/14 in the high jump, a personal best.
Casey Munoz’s pinch-hit single in the eighth inning gave Santa Clara a 3-2 win over Gonzaga at the Irish Baseball Classic in San Antonio.
The loss snapped the Bulldogs’ nine-game winning streak over the Broncos (4-4).
• Bradley Strong had two hits, two walks and scored twice and Western Carolina (4-2) topped Washington State 8-6 in a nonconference game in Pullman.
Nick Tanielu had two hits and two RBIs for the Cougars (1-5).
• Whitworth split a nonconference doubleheader with College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho.
Pirates’ starter Cory Mack allowed three hits and two runs over six innings as Whitworth (3-4) claimed the opener 6-3.
The Pirates scored the first three runs in the nightcap, but the Coyotes (6-5) rallied for a 7-3 win.
Whitworth opened Northwest Conference play with a doubleheader sweep of Willamette..
Caylan Haehl had three hits and scored three runs, and Julia Johnson and Peyton McMahon each had two RBIs as the Pirates claimed the opener 5-2. In the nightcap, nine different Whitworth players scored and the Pirates won 9-3.