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Cougars swamp San Jose St. 16-3

Washington State compiled season highs in runs and hits to defeat San Jose State 16-3 on Sunday in Pullman, winning the last three games of the four-game nonconference set.

The Cougars (12-13) collected 20 hits, with Ian Sagdal leading the way with four hits and four RBIs. Nick Tanielu had three hits. Ben Roberts, one of five Cougars with two hits, had four RBIs.

The Cougars took a 6-3 lead with a four-run fifth. They added four more in the sixth, with Roberts hitting a three-run homer. They sent 10 men to the plate in a six-run eighth.

Sam Triece (1-1), who took over for starter Sean Hartnett in the second when the Spartans (8-21) scored three runs, pitched 4 1/3 innings for the win.

• Loyola Marymount (7-11, 7-2 West Coast Conference) put together three-run innings in the fifth and seventh to rally from a four-run deficit and defeat Gonzaga 7-5 in Spokane. The Lions took two of three games in the series against the Bulldogs (10-16, 6-3).

Ben Brown (0-1), the second of four Gonzaga pitchers, got the loss.

• Tom Zarosinski scattered six hits over eight innings in pitching George Fox (20-6, 10-5 Northwest Conference) to a 5-0 win and a three-game series sweep against Whitworth (6-17, 3-9) in Spokane.

Spencer Ansett (1-2) took the loss.

• Four hits and three errors led to five Washington runs in the 14th inning as the Huskies (20-5-1, 8-1 Pac-12) took an 8-3 victory over USC (13-13, 3-6) in Los Angeles to extend their winning streak to 10.

• Kyler Brooks (3-1) went 7 1/3 innings, giving up just four hits, in pitching CC Spokane to a 3-0 win over host Wenatchee Valley in the first game of a NWAACC doubleheader. Zachary Haggett picked up his fourth save. Lucas Denny had three hits in the opener to lead the Sasquatch (10-6, 2-2).

WVC (6-10, 1-3) scored single runs in the seventh and eighth to outlast CCS 12-10 in the second game. Corbin Smith (0-1), the third of four CCS pitchers, got the loss.


Whitworth swept George Fox 5-0 and 10-4 in taking three games of a four-game series in Spokane. Shannon Wessel enjoyed a big day for the Pirates with five hits, five runs scored and three RBIs.

Madi Perez (11-4) pitched the distance in winning the opener, giving up two hits and two walks. She picked up her third save in the second game with Taylor Gilbert (5-2), the second of three Pirates pitchers, getting the win.

Whitworth (22-8, 14-4 NWC) collected 26 hits in the victories, 16 in the second game. Wessel, Sacha Clow and Gilbert all had three hits in the second game with Gilbert driving in three.

• CC Spokane (9-9, 6-2) swept a doubleheader from Blue Mountain (2-9, 0-6) at SFCC 11-3 and 10-2 with both games going five innings.

The Sasquatch had just five hits in the opener, but took advantage of 12 walks and three errors in taking the win. Katelyn Geyer had three RBIs while Haylie Van Laethem (2-4) went the distance for the win.

CCS collected 15 hits in the second game with Sarita Leon and Shayd Urhausen getting three each.

• Kailee Cuico hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to give Oregon (30-4, 6-0 Pac-12) a 4-3 win over Washington for its first series sweep of the Huskies (21-10, 2-6).


Washington State placed 15th out of 18 teams at The Goodwin men’s tournament played on the Stanford (Calif.) GC. The Cougars carded a 35-over 875 over 54 holes. Stanford won at 25-under 815 and had the top individual in Patrick Rodgers at 14-under 196.

The top WSU golfers were Michael Anderson and Blake Snyder, who finished at 7-over 217 to tie for 48th.

• Whitworth’s women’s team finished fourth in the eight-team UC Santa Cruz Spring Invitational played on the par-72 Pacific Grove (Calif.) Golf Links. The Pirates finished at 88-over 664 over two rounds. George Fox won at 47-over 623 behind Sydney Maluenda’s 6-over 150 total. Whitworth’s top individual was Michal Schuster at 18-over 162 for a tie for 14th.