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College roundup: BYU scores five runs in ninth to beat Gonzaga

BYU scored all its runs in the bottom of the ninth to stun Gonzaga 5-4 on Saturday in Provo, Utah.

The Cougars handed Wyatt Mills (2-2) his first blown save of the season by putting together four hits and two walks in the ninth, scoring the winning run on a one-out sacrifice fly.

Tyler Frost and Jace Vandebrake had two hits each for Gonzaga while starter Hunter Wells went six scoreless innings.

BYU (30-10, 12-6) leads the tight WCC race with Saint Mary’s (11-6) second and Gonzaga (25-15, 13-8) percentage points back in third.

Oregon 8, Washington State 0: Cole Irvin struck out 13 and gave up just six hits and no walks in tossing a shutout victory for the Ducks (19-17, 8-9 Pac-12) over the Cougars (14-24, 7-13) in Eugene. Ty Johnson had two hits for WSU.

Cal 7, Washington 1: Robbie Tenorowicz drove in four runs to lead the Bears (24-15, 10-10) to a win over the 25th-ranked Huskies (24-15, 10-7) in Berkeley, California, ending Washington’s season-high five-game win streak and dropping the Huskies a game back of first-place Utah in the Pac-12.

Puget Sound 6-8, Whitworth 1-10: Garrett Hughes, Jeremy Druffel and Jacob Yamane slugged home runs as the 19th-ranked Pirates built an eight-run lead and held on to beat the Loggers to gain a split of a nonconference doubleheader.

Ryan Kingma (8-3) went six innings for the win. Hughes had three hits and four RBIs and Druffel three hits and two RBIs.

In the opener, Whitworth (28-11) got its sole run on Joel Condreay’s homer as Collin Maier (5-4) went the distance for the Loggers (16-23).

CC Spokane 4-2, Walla Walla 3-8: The Sasquatch (19-15, 8-12 NWAC) used a single, two walks, a hit batter and a sacrifice fly to score two runs in the ninth inning in the first game of a doubleheader before dropping the second game to the Warriors (20-13, 10-10) in Walla Walla.

CCS got only two hits in the opener. Reliever Austen Jones got the win. Evan Douglas had two hits in the second-game loss.


Washington 8, Utah 0: Casey Stangel slugged a grand slam for the Huskies (32-10, 13-7 Pac-12) that ended the game with the Utes (30-15, 11-6) in Seattle in the sixth inning.

CC Spokane 10-3, Columbia Basin 3-1: Michele Strauss turned in a pair of complete-game victories as the Sasquatch (23-13, 14-8) swept the first-place Hawks (27-11, 17-5) in Pasco.

Makenzie Norwill slugged a homer and Courtney Kent had three hits, including two doubles in the first game.

Maddi Naccarato and Erika Hall had two hits each in the second game.

Men’s golf

Idaho cut Sacramento State’s lead by three strokes with the Vandals at 5 under through two rounds and the Hornets 9 under at the Big Sky Conference Championship at Boulder Creek GC in Boulder City, Nevada.

Idaho’s Daniel Sutton tied for the day’s lowest round with a 69 and sits at 4-under 140 in a two-way tie one stroke back of two co-leaders, with one round remaining. Vandals Rylee Iacolucci (141) is tied for fifth and Ryan Porch (142) tied for seventh.

Saturday’s round was played in high winds and rain with play suspended for nearly an hour at one point.

Stanford leads by 12 strokes, Washington is tied for fourth and Washington State is tied for ninth at the Pac-12 Conference Championship at The Country Club in Salt Lake City.

Stanford stands at 29 under entering the final round. Washington is 10 under and WSU 37 over. Corey Pereira is the Washington’s top golfer, tied for 10th at 2-under 210 through three rounds, 12 shots off the lead. Zach Anderson of WSU is tied for 20th at even par.

Track and field

Eastern Washington’s Katie Mahoney broke the school record in the women’s 800 meters and Jeremy VanAssche also set a record in the men’s 100 at the Oregon State University High Performance Meet in Corvallis.

Mahoney broke a 16-year-old record in the 800 with a winning time of 2 minutes,11.13 seconds. The previous record was 2:11.41 set by Katie Ellison in 2000.

Finishing as the top collegian in the 100, VanAssche was third overall in 10.31 to break his own record of 10.36 set last year as a freshman. The field included 2012 Olympian Ryan Bailey, who was fifth.

Washington State’s Thane Pierson cleared 7 feet, 3 inches in the high jump at the Cougar Invitational in Pullman – seventh-best mark all-time at WSU and second-best in the Pac-12 this season. It erased the meet record of 6-10 3/4 set by WSU’s Matt Alverson in 2001.

Cougar Keshun McGee, competing unattached, won the men’s triple jump with a meet-record 49-11 1/4 to break 2000 mark of 49-3 1/2 set by EWU’s Tim Archer.

WSU’s Terrance Chambers won both the men’s 100 meters (10.78) and 200 (21.43).

Whitworth’s Katie McKay broke the school record in the women’s 800, winning in 2:10.73 and besting the previous record of 2:10.99 set by Kayla Leland in 2015. Leland was second Saturday.


Washington State is closing off the upper bowl at Beasley Coliseum for men’s basketball games in an effort to improve atmosphere. The athletic department is also reducing season ticket prices in some sections.

Beasley Coliseum has about 11,000 seats, but averaged just 2,857 fans this past season.

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