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Cougars win season finale

Joe Pistorese was stellar on the mound and Derek Jones and Kyle Johnson delivered run-scoring doubles to spark the Washington State Cougars (28-28, 12-18) to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Huskies (30-25, 13-17) in Pacific-12 Conference baseball action Sunday in Seattle.

With the victory on the final day of the regular season, the Cougars avoided a three-game sweep.

Pistorese (4-3) allowed one run on four hits in 6 1/3 innings to pick up the victory. He walked two and struck out two and retired eight straight batters before giving way to the bullpen. Anthony Drobnick worked a 1-2-3 ninth to notch his fourth save.

The Cougars took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning when Johnson and Patrick Claussen both singled and moved up a base on a wild pitch. Taylor Ard delivered a sacrifice fly to score Johnson.

The Huskies knotted the score in their half of the first. Jayce Ray singled and came in to score on a two-out infield hit by Trevor Mitsui.

WSU took the lead for good in the top of the sixth when Claussen led off with a single and scored on Jones’ one-out double off the wall in center field.

The Cougars upped the lead to 3-1 with a run in the seventh. Ian Sagdal reached on a two-base error and scored on Johnson’s double to left.

Washington’s final run came in the bottom of the eighth. Caleb Brown drew a lead-off walk, advanced two bases on a passed ball and a wild pitch, and scored on a two-out single from Robert Pehl.


Jolene Henderson tossed a complete-game three-hitter with nine strikeouts to lead the top-ranked California Golden Bears to a 2-0 victory over the Washington Huskies in Berkeley, Calif., ending UW’s season.

Cal (56-5) advances to the Women’s College World Series next week in Oklahoma City.

The Huskies end their season with a 39-19 record. They made their 19th straight postseason appearance and were playing in their fourth straight Super Regional.


Lewis and Clark graduate Jamie Redman was a member of the United States women’s eight boat that won the final at the World Rowing Cup II in Lucerne, Switzerland.

The U.S. crossed the finish line 0.03 seconds ahead of Canada to win the gold medal, finishing in 5 minutes, 59.26 seconds.


The Community Colleges of Spokane Hall of Fame luncheon will be held at the SFCC Student Union Building this Saturday at 1 p.m.

The induction ceremony will start with a tribute to Coach Dwight Pool and his three NWAACC championship football teams (1968, 1973, 1974).

For more information, contact Maury Ray at

For ticket information, contact Brandy Sonderland at brandys@spokanefalls. edu.

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