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Bulldogs one game away from NCAAs


One game.

Gonzaga University's baseball season may just come down to one game.

Win today (3 p.m.; 790-AM), and the Bulldogs have earned their way into the NCAA Tournament, no ifs, and or buts about it. Lose, and they'll have to be given an at-large berth. Even though most college baseball observers think the latter is pretty safe, would you rather earn something or be given it? Me too.

Here's is our game story from Saturday's 13-5 loss to USD in a game that was tied at four in the fourth inning.

• The Cougar basketball team earned a commitment from Medford (Ore.) High guard Michael Harthun. As always, you can read more on Glenn Kasses' blog - for a few more days anyway.

• WSU's track team also had a good day at the NCAA West Regional in Eugene. The baseball team picked up a win at UC Davis.

• The UW women's softball team is headed to the college World Series after sweeping Alabama at home in the Super Regional. The Times' Jerry Brewer even has a column about the accomplishment.

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