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WSU’s Hamilton, Tanielu named to All-Pac-12 baseball team

Washington State freshman right-hander Ian Hamilton and sophomore third baseman Nick Tanielu were named to the All-Pac-12 Conference baseball team, the conference announced Wednesday.

Tanielu led the Cougars with a .340 batting average, 70 hits, 16 doubles, 29 runs and 33 RBIs. Hamilton, the team’s closer, went 2-2 with a 2.70 ERA and 15 saves, striking out 24 in 30 innings.

The Cougars also placed junior lefty Joe Pistorese and junior outfielder Yale Rosen on the honorable mention list. Pistorese went 4-3 with a 3.31 ERA in 13 starts, and Rosen hit .294 with 13 doubles, 28 RBIs and a club-best five home runs.

Oregon State juniors picked up two big awards, with outfielder Michael Conforto named player of the year and lefty Jace Fry selected as pitcher of the year.

Washington’s Lindsay Meggs was named coach of the year. His junior shortstop, Erik Forgione, was tabbed defensive player of the year.


Eastern Washington coach Wade Benson announced the signing of five players to offers of admission, including Sara Mackin of Gonzaga Prep.

Mackin, a 5-foot-7 libero, was a second-team, All-Greater Spokane League selection and helped the Bullpups reach the District 8 4A playoffs.

Other signings: Kimberly Brinkworth, Southridge High of Kennewick; Ashlee Vaoifi, Mililani (Hawaii) High; Megan Kurz, Pace University and Grossmont College; and Gabrielle Johnson, Anthem School of Ministry, who redshirted at EWU in 2012.

Women’s rowing

WSU sophomore Nicole Hare was named to the Division I West All-Region first team, the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association announced.

Women’s tennis

WSU junior Elizaveta Luzina was named honorable mention on the All-Pac-12 Conference team after a season in which she went 29-10 in singles and 26-8 in doubles.

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