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College baseball: UCLA sweeps Washington State to open Pac-12 Conference play

Griffin Canning scattered six hits over eight innings Saturday to lead UCLA (10-7) to a 5-2 win over Washington State in the first game of a Pac-12 Conference season-opening sweep at Jackie Robinson Stadium in Los Angeles.

The Bruins won the second game 6-5 on a one-out single in the 12th inning.

Canning (3-1) allowed two earned runs, struck out five and walked one. He served up Weston Hatten’s solo homer in the seventh.

Ian Hamilton (0-5) allowed eight hits and four earned runs in six innings for the Cougars (7-11) in the opener.

Cameron Frost, Hatten and Justin Harrer homered for the Cougars in the second game.

Washington 8, Arizona 4: John Naff homered twice, including a go-ahead three-run shot in the fifth, as the Huskies (10-5, 2-0 Pac-12) rallied from a 3-1 deficit to defeat the Wildcats (12-6, 0-2) at Husky Ballpark in Seattle.

Pepperdine 7, Gonzaga 4: Jordan Qsar finished 2 for 5 with three RBIs while leading the visiting Waves (9-9, 1-1 West Coast Conference) past the Bulldogs (10-7, 1-1).

Jeff Bohling and Tyler Frost homered for Gonzaga.

Whitworth 4-6, Puget Sound 2-3: The Pirates (16-4, 8-3 Northwest Conference) manufactured three runs in the sixth to snap a 3-all tie and went on to complete a sweep of the Loggers (9-13, 6-8) in Tacoma.

Whitworth won the opener after Daniel Casanova’s two-run triple down the right-field line highlighted a three-run third for a 3-1 lead.

Whitworth took a 4-3 lead in the second game on Garrett Hughes’ RBI on a fielder’s choice. The Pirates added runs on a wild pitch and Casanova’s sacrifice fly.

Lower Columbia 4-3, CC Spokane 3-4: Kasey Kelly doubled in the second and homered in the third as the Sasquatch (6-2) earned a split in nonconference play at Spokane Falls Community College.

The Red Devils (9-1) won the opener as Alex Torson pitched eight inning of shutout ball, allowing six hits.

Jared Smith (2-0) allowed four hits and two earned runs in five innings to win the second game for the Sasquatch.


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