Jared Fisher was effective through six innings and No. 5 Washington edged No. 2 Oregon State 4-2 in the opener of a three-game Pac-12 baseball series Friday in Corvallis, Oregon.
The win moved the Huskies (38-11-1, 20-5), winners of nine straight, into a tie with the Beavers (39-9, 20-5) atop the conference standings.
Fisher gave up two runs on five hits before giving way to Trevor Dunlap in the seventh inning.
Game 2 is at 4:05 p.m. today.
• Gonzaga overcame an early 3-1 deficit and beat No. 23 Pepperdine 6-5 in the opener of a three-game West Coast Conference series in Spokane.
Payden Cawley Lamb and Cabe Reiten had two hits apiece for Gonzaga.
The Bulldogs (24-26, 16-9) can secure a berth to the WCC tournament with a win against the Waves (35-15, 17-8) tonight. First pitch is set for 6.
• Cal Quantrill gave up four hits and a run while striking out 10 in eight innings and Stanford (25-22, 12-13) topped Washington State 5-2 in a Pac-12 game in Stanford, Calif.
Trace Tam Sing hit two solo home runs to lead the Cougars (22-26, 12-13). The second game of the three-game set is today at 1 p.m.
• Lewis-Clark State College earned a No. 2 seed and a first-round bye for the NAIA World Series, which will be held May 23-30 at Harris Field in Lewiston.
Washington scored four runs in the first, leaned on starter Bryana Walker the rest of the way, and blanked BYU (34-22) 9-0 in the first round of the NCAA championships at Husky Softball Stadium in Seattle.
Whitney Jones led the Huskies with two home runs, five RBIs and three runs scored.
Washington (35-13) will play again today, with a spot in the Super Regionals on the line.
• Community Colleges of Spokane opened the NWAACC Championships in Portland with a 7-4 win over Bellevue, but fell 6-1 to Mt. Hood in the second round.
Against Bellevue (29-14), the Sasquatch scored four runs with two outs in the bottom of the fifth. Tasji Urhausen capped the rally with her fourth home run of the season. Lindsie Scholwinski pitched all seven innings, struck out 16, and earned her 13th win.
Spokane’s bats went quiet against Mt. Hood (37-3). The Sasquatch were limited to just one run on four hits.
CCS (31-13) will play Chemeketa (25-19) in a loser-out game this morning.
Track and field
The Idaho men’s and women’s teams both jumped into the lead heading into the final day of the Western Athletic Conference Championships in Orem, Utah.
The Vandals won five events – three by the men and two by the women.
Arphaxad Carroll claimed the men’s long jump (23 feet, 7 1/2 inches), Matt Sullivan won the pole vault (17-7 1/4) and Andrey Levkiv claimed the shot put (48-4 1/2).
For the women, Katelyn Peterson won the high jump (5-10 1/2) and Alycia Butterworth claimed the title in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (10 minutes, 50.89 seconds).
The meet concludes today.
• The Eastern Washington University women are in third place and the men are in fifth after the third day of the Big Sky Conference Championships in Flagstaff, Arizona.
The Eagles had two event-winners – Catie Arrigoni and Jon Buchanan.
Arrigoni won the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:58.30 and Buchanan claimed the men’s shot put with a personal-best toss of 57-11 3/4.
North Idaho shot a final-round 307 – tied for fifth-lowest score of the day – and finished 15th out of 22 teams at the NJCAA championships at Spirit Hollow Golf Course in Burlington, Iowa.
NIC’s Angus Montgomery shot an even-par 72 and finished tied for 12th at 13-over 301.
Indian Hills Community College claimed the team title.