Eli Morgan struck out 11 in tossing a four-hit shutout and Gonzaga beat Portland 3-0 on Saturday night in Spokane for the Bulldogs’ season-best sixth consecutive victory.
Morgan (5-1) walked only one in picking up the victory.
Jake Roberts drove in two runs with an infield hit and sacrifice fly and Jeffrey Bohling hit two doubles, one for an RBI, for Gonzaga (19-10, 8-3). Sam Brown and Tyler Frost also had two hits each. Portland fell to 13-18, 1-7.
Washington State 6, Arizona 2: Trek Stemp drove in two runs and Weston Hatten and Ty Johnson had two hits and an RBI apiece as the Cougars (10-18, 3-8 Pac-12) defeated the Sun Devils (19-12, 3-8 ) in Tucson, Arizona.
Ryan Walker (4-1) pitched 3 2/3 innings in relief and got the win. Four WSU pitchers combined to give up six three hits while striking out 11.
Whitworth 3-3, Pacific 2-12: Jeremy Druffel hit a solo homer and Joel Condreay had a two-run double in a three-run third inning that rallied Whitworth to a victory in the opener of a doubleheader split with Pacific in Spokane.
The Boxers pounded out 16 hits to win the second game.
In the opener, Hugh Smith went seven innings, giving up six hits, two runs, two walks and striking out four but Arory Milyard (4-0) got the win with two innings of one-hit relief, walking one and fanning two. Druffel and Condreay had two hits each.
Ryan Kingma (6-2) lasted only four innings in getting the loss in the second game, giving up three home runs and six earned runs. Jordan McGowan had two hits for the Pirates.
No. 10-ranked Whitworth (22-7, 14-6 Northwest) kept its two-game lead over second-place Pacific (20-12, 12-8) with four conference games remaining for each team.
CC Spokane 8-12, Walla Walla 6-7: The Sasquatch (13-9, 2-6 NWAC) rallied for three runs in the eighth inning to take the opener and connected for 20 hits and scored six runs in the fifth inning to take the lead in the second game in collecting the sweep over the Warriors (15-6, 5-3) in Spokane.
Tyler Huck, C.J. Waterman, Garrett Schmerer, Cory Meyer, Jake Olson and Garrett Hull collected four hits apiece in the doubleheader.
Relievers Austen Jones and Enrique Martinez picked up the victories for CCS.
Arizona State 6, Washington 3: Colby Woodmansee hit a go-ahead, two-run home run in the seventh inning to turn a one-run deficit into a 5-4 lead and the Sun Devils (17-11, 4-7 Pac-12) scored two more runs on a David Greer home run to complete a come-from-behind victory over the Huskies (15-11, 6-5) in Phoenix.
Whitworth 5-3, Pacific Lutheran 2-2: Desi Graham capped a three-run seventh inning with a two-out, RBI double to lift the Pirates (24-9, 16-6 Northwest) to a win and a doubleheader sweep of the Lutes (19-13, 11-11) in Spokane after she drove in three runs in the opener.
Makayla Lefever (14-3) pitched a complete-game eight-hitter for the Pirates in the first game, walking none and striking out four. Alyssa Hall, who had three hits, had an RBI double and Graham a two-run single in a three-run second inning.
Madi Perez (9-6) pitched a six-hitter, giving up one walk and fanning five in the second game with Graham, Myranda Ramirez and Megan John getting two hits each for Whitworth.
Whitworth remained two games ahead of second-place Linfield.
CC Spokane 8-6, Walla Walla 4-8: Ashlynn Bocook had three hits including a homer, and Gabby Juarez also homered to lead the Sasquatch (16-10 NWAC, 8-8) to the victory in the opener of a doubleheader split with the Warriors (8-4, 10-12).
Michele Strauss, who pitched a complete game in the opener, homered in the second-game loss, as did Juarez.
Washington 6, Arizona State 1: The 12th-ranked Huskies (25-8, 5-6 Pac-12) hit three home runs, the 15th game this season they have hit multiple homers, and Casey Stangel (5-2) pitched 5 1/3 innings as Washington topped the No. 20 Sun Devils (27-12, 3-5) in Tempe, Arizona.
Track and field
Sun Angel Classic: Washington State’s CJ Allen turned in the sixth-fastest time in school history with a third-place time of 50.16 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles at the Sun Angel Classic in Tempe, Arizona. The winner was WSU record-holder and U.S. champion Jeshua Anderson in 48.92, a 2016 world best, followed by Texas A&M’s Robert Grant in 49.73.
Whitworth’s Andrew Bloom set a school record in the javelin with a mark of 219-2. Bloom broke the record of 216-10 set by Alex Hymel in 2011 and is the best in Division III this season.
Eastern Washington’s Larry Still won the men’s pole vault in 15-11.
Gonzaga’s Maggie Jones led from start-to-finish in the women’s 1,500 meters, winning in 4:36.53.
Kolcie Bates had a career-best of 170-0 to win the women’s hammer throw for Idaho.
Andrew Stich won the men’s 400 hurdles for host CC Spokane in 52.86 seconds.
The meet included 21 schools from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana and featured teams from NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III levels along with NAIA schools.
WAR IX victors from area schools:
Women’s 100: Rebecca Tarbert (EWU) 12.47
Women’s 200: Erika Lombardo (EWU) 25.48
Women’s shot put: Morgan Romey (EWU) 44-2.
Women’s 800: Kayla Leland (Whitworth) 2:11.82
Women’s 3000: Kellyn Roiko (Whitworth) 11:11.43
Women’s 1500: Maggie Jones (Gonzaga) 4:36.53
Women’s pole vault: Anandae Clark (EWU), Erin Clark (EWU), Stephanie Wright (CCS) in four-way tie with Montana’s Carrie Jacka at 12-1 1/2.
Women’s long jump: McKenna Hogan (WSU) 17-8 3/4.
Women’s discus: Kaitlin Krouse (WSU) 148-8.
Women’s hammer: Kolcie Bates (Idaho) 170-0.
Men’s 400 hurdles: Andrew Stich (CCS) 52.86
Men’s 800: Kinsly Smith (Unattached/Gonzaga) 1:51.75
Men’s 1500: Troy Fraley (Unattached/Gonzaga) 3:51.38
Men’s 5000: Kyle Branch (Gonzaga) 14:59.67
Men’s 3000 steeplechase: Zeb Klemke (EWU) 9:42.71
Men’s pole vault: Larry Still (EWU) 15-11.
Men’s long jump: Arphaxad Carroll (Idaho) 22-10 1/2.
Men’s discus: Cameron Brink (WSU) 154-5.
Men’s javelin: Andrew Bloom (Whitworth) 219-2.
Men’s shot put: Corey Burt (Whitworth) 53-7 1/2.
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