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Gonzaga claims its second straight baseball win at Johnny Quik Classic

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Darin Holcomb went 3 for 5 and drove in five runs Wednesday to lead Gonzaga University to a 13-4 baseball win over Monmouth at the Pepsi/Johnny Quik Classic at Fresno, Calif.

The Bulldogs (10-6) won their second straight in round-robin play after opening the tournament with a 5-4 loss to Dallas Baptist on Monday. Gonzaga beat Penn State 14-6 on Tuesday.

Holcomb had a two-run single in the second inning when the Bulldogs broke open the game with eight runs on six hits. He added a two-run double in the fifth and a run-scoring single in the ninth.

Jeff Culpepper, Bobby Carlson and Matt Hibbitts added two RBIs apiece for Gonzaga.

Alan Cannell scattered five hits and two runs over seven innings and struck out six to earn the victory.

Justin Braun drove in two runs for the Hawks (1-6).

Women’s golf

The University of Idaho established a school record with a three-round total of 888 to win the Bobcat Desert Classic at the Palm Valley Golf Course in Goodyear, Ariz.

Idaho freshman Renee Skidmore took the individual title after shooting 70 for the second consecutive day and finishing at 215. Skidmore has finished third or higher in five tournaments this season, with three championships.

Junior Jennifer Tucker was third in 221, while sophomore Cassie Castleman tied for sixth at 224.

The Eastern Washington University team was 10th in the 19-team tournament with 937.

Men’s basketball

At Twin Falls, Idaho, Kasey Winters made 6 of 7 field goals on his way to a team-high 17 points to lead the Snow College Badgers to a 79-68 Region 18 tournament victory over North Idaho College (13-18), ending the Cardinals’ season.

Darin Disy totaled 17 points and 10 rebounds for NIC. Keelan Donald chipped in 11 points and five assists, and Darin Nagle finished with 10 points.

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