Cougars blank UCLA
Jason Monda was masterful for more than seven innings Friday and Washington State shut out No. 22 UCLA 2-0 in the opener of a three-game Pac-12 Conference series in Los Angeles.
Monda allowed four hits and no runs while striking out five in 7 1/3 innings. He gave way to the bullpen after throwing 120 pitches.
Ian Hamilton pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his seventh save of the season.
WSU improved to 9-9 overall and 3-1 in conference games. UCLA fell to 12-8 and 3-1.
• Pacific (11-13, 3-1) scored three insurance runs in the eighth and beat Gonzaga 6-2 in a West Coast Conference game in Stockton, Calif.
Jimmy Sinatro had two hits and scored twice to lead the Bulldogs (7-13, 3-1) at the plate.
The second game of the three-game series is today at 2 p.m.
• Austin Rei drove in four runs and Washington (14-5-1, 3-1) erased an early four-run deficit and beat Arizona (11-13, 1-3) 8-7 in a Pac-12 Conference game in Seattle.
Whitworth junior Wes Tatum took ninth place in the men’s 200-yard butterfly by winning the consolation final at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships in Indianapolis.
Tatum finished in 1 minute, 49.33 seconds, which broke the school record that he set during the morning preliminaries.
Two Whitworth swimmers – Wes Walton and Jackie Beal – will compete today on the third and final day of the event.
Track and field
Whitworth senior Stephen Cooper set a track record in the heptathlon and the Pirate men and women took first place at the Buc Scoring Invite at Whitworth’s Boppel Track.
Cooper scored 6,644 points to win the event, and teammate Peter Delap took second and also broke the track record with 6,471 points.
Wenatchee Valley (6-1, 2-0) swept Community Colleges of Spokane (2-7, 0-2) at North Rotary Park in Wenatchee in an NWAACC opener for both schools.
In the nightcap, Wenatchee Valley’s Ashley Wilkey hit a two-run double in the bottom of the ninth to give the Knights a 4-3 win.
Wenatchee Valley claimed the opener 4-1.