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USC avoids Cougar sweep

USC avoided a series sweep by Washington State, scoring six runs in the eighth inning to take a 7-1 Pac-12 baseball victory on Sunday in Pullman.

The 24th-ranked Trojans took the lead in the eighth using two doubles, two singles, three walks and a sacrifice fly to put together the scoring outburst.

Starter Tanner Chleborad (2-6) took the loss.

• No. 7 Washington (32-11-1, 19-5 Pac-12) squandered a nine-run lead before rallying with five runs in the eighth and three in the ninth to take a 21-17 victory over Utah in Salt Lake City for a series sweep of the Utes (13-28, 3-18).

The Huskies piled up 23 hits. Austin Rei had five hits and Trevor Mitsui four hits and six RBIs.

Utah had 19 hits.


No. 11 Washington (30-13, 10-9 Pac-12) defeated ninth-ranked Arizona (40-11, 13-8) 8-0 in five innings before falling to the Wildcats 2-0 in the nightcap of a doubleheader in Seattle. Bryana Walker (17-7) gave up just one hit in UW’s win with Kylee Lahners slugging her 15th homer, a three-run shot. Estela Pinon (15-5) gave up two hits in getting the win in the second game.


Ryan Porch finished with a three-round total of 2-under 214 to lead the Idaho Vandals to second place behind New Mexico State at the Western Athletic Conference men’s championship at Stallion Mountain Golf Club in Las Vegas.

UI finished 2 over, 10 strokes back of the Aggies, who were led by medalist Pat Beyhan at 6 under.

Idaho’s Jared du Toit placed eighth at 2 over and Aaron Cockerill tied for ninth at 3 over. Rylee Iacolucci (4 over) tied for 12th and Sean McMullen (9 over) tied for 20th for Idaho.

Du Toit was voted the WAC freshman of the year. He and Cockerill were chosen all-WAC first team with Iacolucci on the second team.

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