Brandon Bailey struck out 17 batters in a complete-game effort, Jeffrey Bohling and Sam Brown drove in all five runs and the Gonzaga Bulldogs defeated the BYU Cougars 5-3 in the first round of the West Coast Conference baseball championships in Stockton, California.
Bailey allowed three solo home runs - one in each of the seventh through ninth innings - and walked just one batter as he helped send GU to a 3:30 p.m. game Friday with top-seeded Saint Mary’s, which defeated Pepperdine 8-7 in 11 innings.
Track and field
- Inclement weather in Lawrence, Kansas, postponed the completion of all men’s and women’s NCAA D1 championship events. Washington State has 19 individuals and three relay teams participating in the meet, which dependent on weather resumes competition Friday. Visit www.kuathletics.com for a revised schedule of events.
- Whitworth’s Everett Kleven cleared 16-6 3/4 to finish fifth in the pole vault at the NCAA Division III championships at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. Corey Burt finished ninth in the discus with a throw of 164-3, falling just 3 inches short of a personal best.
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