March 17, 2014 in Sports

Tam Sing leads WSU baseball past Arizona

 
Chiefs 6th

The Spokane Chiefs ended up alone in sixth place in the Western Hockey League’s Western Conference after the regular season concluded Sunday.

The Chiefs, who finished their regular season on Saturday night, had 86 points. Seattle defeated Tri-City on Sunday to end up tied for fifth place at 88 points with Everett, which picked up one point in a shootout loss at Portland.

The Chiefs open the first round of the playoffs at Victoria on Saturday.

Shortstop Trace Tam Sing, batting ninth in the order, had four hits, scored two runs and drove in another to lead Washington State (6-9, 2-1) over Arizona (11-11, 1-2) 3-2 and win a three-game Pac-12 baseball series in Tucson, Ariz.

Starter Danner Chleborad (1-2) went 6 1/3 innings for the victory.

• Andrew Ely hit a solo home run in the 11th inning as Washington (12-5-1, 2-1) defeated Arizona State (9-8, 1-2) at Tempe, Ariz.

• Andrew Sopko went eight innings to pitch Gonzaga to a 5-2 win over host San Francisco and a three-game sweep, the first sweep over the Dons (8-9, 0-3) in Bulldogs program history.

Caleb Wood went 3 for 4 and scored two runs for Gonzaga (7-12, 3-0).

Sopko (2-1) gave up seven hits, walked none and struck out two. Sean-Luke Brija got the save with a scoreless ninth.

• Pacific Lutheran (12-5, 7-1 Northwest Conference) scored an unearned run in the ninth to edge Whitworth 1-0 at Merkel Field in Spokane.

Reliever Jason Renner (0-1) got the loss for the Pirates.

• Michael Heaton had five hits on the day, including a double and triple, as CC Spokane (6-2) swept Prairie Baseball Academy 11-9 and 8-3 in a nonconference doubleheader at Spokane Falls CC.

Pitchers Kyler Brooks and Brett Franklin picked up wins.

Softball

Whitworth (18-6, 11-3 NWC) defeated Puget Sound (0-13, 0-13) 8-0 and 19-0, both in five innings, in sweeping the Lutes in Spokane.

Alyssa Hall and Peyton McMahon had three hits each in the opening win with Caylan Haehl driving in three. Julia Johnson hit a two-run homer.

Madi Perez (9-3) gave up two hits, walked none and struck out four for the victory.

Taylor Gilbert (4-2) went three innings for the win in the second game, in which the Pirates had 20 hits, three each by Bailey Kasler, Kayla Batastini and Tessa Matthews. Kasler, who hit a two-run homer, drove in four runs and Johnson three.


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