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College baseball: Utah Valley trips up Washington State in 11 innings

Zac Willis homered to left field during a two-run 11th inning Saturday and visiting Utah Valley (6-6) hung on to defeat Washington State 10-9 in nonconference baseball at Bailey-Brayton Field.

Willis homered off Trenton Dupre (0-1) for a 9-8 lead. The Wolverines added an important run on a wild pitch.

Dugan Shirer’s RBI single to center field allowed the Cougars (4-7) to pull within one run in the 11th, but Utah Valley second baseman Trevor Howell gathered up Trek Stemp’s grounder up the middle for a game-ending forceout at second.

WSU’s Mason Cerrillo finished 3 for 5 with four runs batted in. Stefan Van Horn went 2 for 6 with three RBIs, including his third homer of the season.

Utah Valley leads the four-game series 2-1.

TCU 10, Gonzaga 2: Luken Baker drove in three runs, including a two-run single to highlight a four-run first, as the Horned Frogs (8-2) defeated the Bulldogs (5-5) at Fort Worth, Texas, to even the nonconference series at one win apiece.

Brian Howard (3-0) allowed five hits and two earned runs in seven innings.

TCU jumped on GU starter Justin Vernia (0-2) for six hits and six earned runs in two innings.

Left fielder Tyler Frost drove in both Bulldogs runs, on a fielder’s choice in the second and a single to right in the fourth.

George Fox 6-5, Whitworth 3-4: Andrew Reichenbach finished the day 5 for 8 with three runs and two RBIs as the host Bruins (10-6, 6-2) ended an undefeated season for the Pirates (11-2, 3-2) at Newberg, Oregon.

Kadyn Nannini’s RBI double capped the Bruins’ five-run first in the opener. The Pirates scored twice in the ninth on Ryan Bird’s RBI walk and Garrett Hughes’ sacrifice fly.

Whitworth led the second game 4-3 after a Matthew Nelson’s three-run homer in the sixth. Kyle Esquerra tied the game with a sacrifice fly in the seventh, and Reichenbach had an RBI double to left-center in the eighth.

Sam Morland (4-0) retired Whitworth 1-2-3 in the ninth.

CC Spokane 26-16, Calgary 2-1: Jason Mustappa finished 3 for 6 with six RBIs in the opener and Evan Douglas (Shadle Park) hit a grand slam and collected six RBIs in the second game as the Sasquatch opened their season with an easy sweep at Spokane Falls CC.

Mustappa, Douglas and Tyler Thorson homered for the Sasquatch in the opener. Douglas also doubled and drove in four runs. Mitchell Cox (Shadle Park) had four hits and five runs for CCS.

Starter Kade Woods (Lewiston) allowed three hits and one earned run in 4 1/3 innings.

Cox homered twice and had five RBIs in the second game.