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Monroe pitches Gonzaga to win at Fresno baseball tournament

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Right-hander Josh Monroe pitched seven solid innings Thursday to lift the Gonzaga University baseball team (11-6) to a 4-1 win over the University of Pennsylvania (0-6) at the Pepsi/Johnny Quick Classic in Fresno, Calif.

Monroe (3-1) allowed five hits to Penn (0-6). He struck out eight and allowed one unearned run.

The Bulldogs (11-6) scored twice in the third inning when Scott Campbell and Jeff Culpepper scored on back-to-back wild pitches. Culpepper added an RBI single in the fifth and Bobby Carlson drove in another run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh.

Swimming

Whitworth College’s Samantha Kephart won the consolation final in the 500-yard freestyle in a school record 5:02.11 to finish ninth overall at the NCAA Division III Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Holland, Mich. Whitworth’s Serena Fadel failed to qualify for the evening races of the 200 individual medley.

Horse racing

Barbara Shinpoch, a former chair on the Washington Horse Racing Commission, died Wednesday due to recent complications from a lengthy illness, according to an Emerald Downs press release. Shinpoch, 72, served on the commission between 1993 and 2002.

Women’s basketball

Sarah Dennehy came off the bench to score a game-high 21 points and North Idaho College advanced to the semifinals of the Region 18 tournament by defeating Eastern Utah 78-63 at Twin Falls, Idaho. Third-seeded NIC (22-9) will play No. 2 seed Salt Lake CC (22-9) today.

Golf

Downriver GC will open for play Saturday. The driving range opens today.

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