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LeBrun’s hit lifts Bulldogs to victory

Mon., March 24, 2014

Cory LeBrun’s two-out single in the ninth drove in Caleb Wood, who has singled earlier, as Gonzaga edged Pacific 5-4 on Sunday in a West Coast Conference game at Stockton, Calif., to take the series 2-1.

Three consecutive singles, followed by two walks and a sacrifice fly, produced a three-run second inning that gave Gonzaga (9-13, 5-1) a 4-1 lead. The Tigers (11-15, 3-3) tied the game in the third.

Sean-Luke Brija (2-0) went 1 2/3 innings for the win. Andrew Sopko started and gave up seven hits in seven innings with two walks and five strikeouts.

• Ty Moore’s single in the 10th gave No. 14 UCLA an 8-7 victory over Washington State in Los Angeles. UCLA won the weekend series 2-1.

After the Cougars (9-11, 3-3 Pac-12) took a 7-6 lead in the top of the 10th on a pinch-hit, RBI single by Jason Monda, the Bruins (14-8, 5-1) rallied on Moore’s bases-loaded single. Ian Hamilton (2-2) took the loss.

Ben Roberts had three hits, including two doubles, and two RBIs for the Cougars.

• Corey VanDomelen drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 12th as Whitworth fell to top-ranked Linfield 3-2 in a Northwest League game at McMinnville, Ore.

The Wildcats (18-3,11-1) swept the three-game series from the Pirates (6-12, 3-6).

Matt Miller had three hits for the Pirates.

Whitworth starter Spencer Ansett pitched seven innings, giving up five hits and two runs with one unearned.Taylor Isadore (0-2) took the loss.

• Three Washington (16-5-1, 5-1 Pac-12) pitchers threw an 8-0 shutout against Arizona (11-15, 1-5) to sweep a three-game series in Seattle.

• CC Spokane (8-4) lost to Bellevue 2-0 and Tacoma 10-2. Both nonconference games were played at Tacoma.

The Sasquatch were shut out on one hit by two Bellevue (5-11) pitchers.

Tacoma (10-1) had 14 hits and a five-run eighth inning in its victory over CCS.

Lucas Denney had four hits on the day for CCS.


No. 5 Washington (27-2, 4-1 Pac-12) scored nine runs – six unearned – in the first inning and took a five-inning 10-2 victory over top-ranked UCLA (21-6, 2-2) in Seattle.

Women’s basketball

Whitworth senior Kayla Johnson was named to the All-America team. Johnson was second in the Northwest Conference in scoring at 18.5 per game, and led in 3-point percentage at 41.5.

• Whitman, of the Northwest Conference, fell to Fairleigh Dickinson-Florham 80-72 in the NCAA Division III championship game Saturday night at Stevens Point, Wis. The Devils (33-0) were led by Jalessa Lewis, who scored 21 points. Heather Johns scored 25 for the Missionaries (31-2).

Men’s golf

Washington State finished eighth in the 15-team Arizona State Thunderbird Invitational played at the par-71 Kasten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz. The Cougars had a score of 14-over 866 over three rounds. Host Arizona State won at 35-under 817. Charlie Mroz was the top WSU finisher with a 1-under 212 to tie for 17th place. ASU’s Jon Rahm was first at 21-under 192.

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