Andre Nnebe hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning, and Santa Clara defeated Gonzaga 4-0 Thursday in Santa Clara, California.
Mason Wells (1-2) pitched a complete game for the Bulldogs (17-16, 10-6 West Coast Conference), allowing one run on six hits before Nnebe’s blast.
Russell Grant (2-3) tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings for the Broncos (8-27, 2-11). Dawson Brigman put SCU on the board with an RBI single in the third.
USC 4, Washington State 0: Connor Lunn threw a four-hitter, and the Trojans (16-20, 7-9 Pac-12 Conference) beat the Cougars (8-26, 1-12) in Los Angeles.
Lunn (6-1) struck out five and didn’t issue a walk.
Brady Shockey led the USC offense by going 2 for 3 with two RBIs. CJ Stubbs scored two runs, and Ben Ramirez added a run and an RBI.
Bryce Moyle threw 3 1/3 scoreless innings in relief for WSU. Rob Teel and Garrett Gouldsmith doubled to lead the offense.
Duong, GU lead at
Gonzaga’s Quynn Duong posted an even-par 71 to take a two-shot lead in the first round of the WCC Women’s Championship at Manito Golf and Country Club.
After a bogey on the second hole, Duong recorded par or better over the final 16 holes, including a birdie on 15.
The Bulldogs also lead the team standings at 292, six shots ahead of second-place Pepperdine. BYU was two shots further back in third.
GU’s Jessica Mangrobang was one of four players tied for second at 73. Teammate Francesca Santoni was tied for ninth at 75.
The second round will tee off Friday before the final round on Saturday.
honored by WCC
Gonzaga outfielder Troy Johnston was key in the Bulldogs’ recent sweep of Portland, earning WCC Player of the Week honors for his big weekend.
Johnston went a combined 9 for 14 at the plate, hitting four doubles and scoring four runs.
He was also big on defense last week, racking up seven putouts in right field.
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