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Cougars defeat USC to open Pac-12 baseball series

Nick Tanielu’s run-scoring double in the seventh snapped a 2-all tie and P.J. Jones followed with a two-run single as Washington State (19-22, 9-10) opened a three-game Pac-12 baseball home series Friday with a 5-2 win over Southern California (24-19, 12-10).

Joe Pistorese (4-2) allowed five hits and two earned runs in 8 2/3 innings, striking out four and walking one. Ian Hamilton notched his 12th save by stranding a Trojans runner at second base.

• Payden Cawley Lamb went 4 for 5 and hit his first collegiate homer as Gonzaga (19-25, 14-9 West Coast Conference) recorded a 4-3 win over Brigham Young (18-26, 8-12) at Provo, Utah, to tie the series at 1 apiece.

GU snapped a 2-all tie in the seventh with RBI singles by Jimmy Sinatro and Cory LeBrun.

• Alex Schmidt, Robert Pehl and Trevor Mitsui homered as seventh-ranked Washington (30-11-1,17-5) rallied for an 8-4 win over Utah (13-26, 3-16) to open a three-game Pac-12 series in Salt Lake City.


Lexi Miller had four RBIs in the opener and Lindsie Scholwinski (11-5) struck out 22 while winning both games as Community Colleges of Spokane (26-12, 20-4 NWAACC) posted a 10-6, 7-3 sweep at Walla Walla (14-22, 11-13).

• Hooch Fagaly hit a one-out grand slam in the bottom of the seventh to give 11th-ranked Washington (29-12, 9-8 Pac-12) an 11-7 win over No. 9 Arizona (39-10, 12-7).

UW trailed 6-3 when Ali Aguilar hit a three-run homer in the fifth.

Men’s golf

Aaron Cockerill shot a 6-under-par 66 and Idaho stands in second place after the first day of the Western Athletic Conference Championship at Stallion Mountain Golf Club in Las Vegas.

The Vandals are at 14-under 288, two shots behind New Mexico State in the eight-team field.

Track and field

Emmanuel Panchol (47 feet, 5 1/4 inches) won the triple jump, Ben Ayesu-Attah (48.11 seconds) took the 400-meter run and Cody Helbling (14:45.14) captured the 5,000 for the Idaho men at the Oregon State High Performance Meet in Corvallis.