WSU track bests UCLA
Led by Dominique Keel and Andre McBride, the Washington State men’s and women’s track and field teams topped UCLA in a dual meet at the newly renovated track facility at Drake Stadium Saturday in Los Angeles.
Keel was first in the 200-meter dash in 24.23 seconds, took second in the 100 in 11.99 seconds and was a part of both of WSU’s winning relay teams.
The Cougar women edged the Bruins 87-75.
McBride claimed wins in the 100 (10.66) and 200 (21.58) and ran the second leg in the Cougars’ winning 400-meter relay team.
The WSU men defeated UCLA 85-78.
• Gonzaga’s Amelia Evans won the 3,000 to lead the Bulldogs at the Oregon Preview at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
Evans finished in 10 minutes, 5.15 seconds, nearly 4 seconds faster than the second-place finisher.
Colin O’Neil led the GU men with a 10th-place finish in the 3,000. Despite losing his shoe early in the race after being clipped by another runner, O’Neil finished in 8:27.90, breaking the school record set by Pat Hill in 1991.
Gonzaga used an eight-run second-inning to get past Pacific 10-7 in a West Coast Conference game in Stockton, Calif.
The Bulldogs (8-13, 4-1) took advantage of five consecutive walks to open the second inning. The Tigers (11-14, 3-2) slowly chipped into the lead, but Mitchell Gunsolus’ two-run triple in the ninth gave GU the cushion it needed. The series concludes today at 1 p.m.
• Grant Watson allowed four hits and two runs in eight innings and UCLA (13-8, 4-1) edged Washington State 4-2 in the second game of a three-game Pac-12 Conference series in Los Angeles.
Patrick McGrath drove in two runs for the Cougars (9-10, 3-2). The teams will conclude the series today at 1 p.m.
• Linfield (17-3, 10-1) swept Whitworth (6-11, 3-5) in a Northwest Conference doubleheader in McMinnville, Ore.
In the nightcap, Clayton Truex scored on a fielder’s choice in the eighth and the Wildcats won 2-1.
Chris Haddeland allowed two runs in eight innings in the opener, and Linfield won 4-2.
• Tyler Davis allowed three hits and a run over seven innings and Washington beat Arizona (11-14, 1-4) 5-2 in the second game of a three-game Pac-12 Conference series in Seattle. The win was the Huskies’ fourth straight.
Braden Bishop had two hits and scored twice to lead Washington (15-5-1, 4-1) at the plate.
• Community Colleges of Spokane (8-2) beat Bellevue (4-11) and Pierce (4-4) in a nonconference doubleheader at Mt. Tahoma High School in Tacoma.
The Sasquatch claimed the opener 5-4 over Bellevue after scoring two runs in the eighth. CCS’ Brett Neighbors hit an RBI triple and Daniel Rowton scored the winning run on Sheldon Liikala’s sacrifice groundout. CCS beat Pierce 6-3 in the nightcap.
Ally Carda allowed four hits and one earned run in seven innings and No. 2 UCLA (27-1, 4-0) clipped No. 5 Washington 4-2 in a Pac-12 Conference game in Seattle.
Kaitlin Inglesby took the loss for the Huskies (20-6, 1-2) after giving up six hits and four runs in seven innings.
• Lindsie Scholwinski led Community Colleges of Spokane (4-7, 2-2) to a sweep of Yakima Valley (6-3, 2-2) in an NWAACC doubleheader in Yakima.
She pitched all seven innings in the nightcap, giving up just one hit while walking two in a 2-0 win. Scholowinski also earned the win in CCS’ 10-0 opening-game win. Sarita Leon led the Sasquatch at the plate with two hits, two runs and three RBIs.