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Cougs split twinbill with Oregon State

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Aaron MacKenzie threw a complete-game Sunday, allowing seven hits and just one earned run, as Washington State won Game 1 of a doubleheader with Oregon State 4-2 at Bailey-Brayton Field.

MacKenzie (6-7) struck out five and walked two in his second complete game of the season.

Jason Freeman, Jay Miller and Grant Richardson had two hits apiece and Richardson, Collin Henderson and J.J. Burress each had an RBI.

Dallas Buck (3-5) took the loss for the Beavers, going 5 1/3 innings, allowing three runs and six hits.

In the second game, the Beavers racked up 13 hits, chasing Cougar ace Bryce Chamberlin after just four innings, and pulled out a 5-3 win.

Cole Gillespie went 3 for 4 for the Beavers.

Chamberlin gave up seven hits and three runs and left with OSU up 3-1. He took the loss, falling to 7-3 on the season.

Kevin Gunderson (6-2) got the win for the Beavers.

With the split, the Cougars now stand at 27-25, 7-14 in the Pac-10. Oregon State is 30-20, 9-12.

•Ryan McCarthy hit a pair of solo home runs and UCLA hit three total in a 4-3 win over 13th-ranked Washington at Husky Ballpark in UW’s final Pac-10 game of the season.

The loss dropped the Huskies (34-18-1, 15-9) into second place in the Pac-10.

McCarthy hit his first homer in the third and his second in the eighth to snap a 3-3 tie. He now has 12 on the year.

•Two runs in the sixth and another in the seventh sent Naches (16-10) past Colville and into State with a 5-3 win in a loser-out, regional quarterfinal matchup Saturday in Selah.

The Indians, who finish with 18-8, scored four times in the sixth on a pair of two-run home runs by Jacob Weilep and Travis Fox to upend Ephrata 4-2 in an earlier game.

Softball

Top-seeded Washington scored once in the fifth and twice in the sixth to secure a 3-1 win over the host and No. 2 seed Georgia Bulldogs in a regional final that sent the Huskies into the Women’s College World Series.

Ashely Boek (29-11) got her fourth win of the tournament. Kasi Carroll (18-8) took the loss for Georgia (55-17).

The Huskies (40-17) will open the World Series on May 23 at 4 p.m. as the No. 8 seed.

Tennis

Desiree Kennedy won the fourth singles over Sasha Warlow of Skagit Valley 6-1, 6-3 as Community Colleges of Spokane finished third in the team race during the NWAACC tennis championships at CCS.

CCS finished with 82 points, 11 behind Bellevue and 24 behind first-place Green River.

Ashley Gleave beat Elizabeth Bannister of Shoreline 7-5, 6-2 to win the sixth singles. Kennedy and Brittany Hilker teamed to win the second doubles over Danielle Yellam and Meagan Lind of Green River 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.

Katherine Sauer and Marissa Flinders fell to Jennifer Wu and Aya Matsui of Bellevue 6-4, 6-4 in the first doubles.

On the men’s side, Will Taylor fell to Jamie Stoner of Skagit Valley 6-1, 6-1 in first singles as Spokane took home fourth place in the team race.

The Sasquatch finished with 50 points. Skagit Valley was first with 118.

Taylor and Tom Schneider lost the first doubles to Neil Upsahl and Trevor Kempton of Green River in the first doubles 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.

Track and field

Five-time WSU All-American Ellannee Richardson won the 400-meter hurdles Saturday at the Home Depot Invite in Los Angeles.

Richardson, now an assistant coach with the Cougars, finished in a personal-best 55.99 seconds. By breaking 56 seconds, she qualifies for the U.S. Olympic trials in July.

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