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Area roundup: WSU loses 10-6 to Utah Valley in baseball

Washington State rallied from a six-run deficit to tie the game in the fifth only to see Utah Valley pull away for a 10-6 baseball victory Sunday in Pullman.

Derek Chapman had two hits and three RBIs, and Cameron Frost and Weston Hatten added two hits each for the Cougars (4-8).

Six WSU pitchers gave up six earned runs on 14 hits and three walks to the Wolverines (7-6) while striking out 10. The third Cougars pitcher, Layne Bruner (0-1) got the loss.

TCU 16, Gonzaga 1: The Horned Frogs (9-2) scored 10 runs in the third inning in beating the Bulldogs (5-6) in Fort Worth, Texas. TCU collected 16 hits against five Gonzaga pitcher with starter Eli Morgan (1-1), who gave up nine earned runs in 3 1/3 innings getting the loss. Tyler Frost had two hits for Gonzaga.

Whitworth 9, George Fox 2: Jeremy Druffel, JT Phelan and Joel Condreay slugged home runs for the 14th-ranked Pirates (12-2, 4-2 Northwest Conference), who led 7-0 after three innings and cruised to the win to avoid a series sweep by the Bruins (10-7, 6-3) in Newberg, Oregon.

Druffel finished with two of the Pirates 12 hits with three RBIs. Starter Ryan Kingman (3-0) gave up nine hits, two walks and two runs while striking out three over 6 2/3 innings for the win while Arory Milyard finished up with hitless relief and two strikeouts.

CC Spokane 16-19, University of Calgary 4-3: Ryan Murkle collected seven RBIs as the Sasquatch (4-0) swept pair of seven-inning games in Spokane.

Mitchell Cox drove in five runs and Jason Mustappa homered in the opener. Murkle slugged a grand slam and Tyler Huck had three hits, including two doubles, in the second game.

Leadoff batter Garrett Schmerer scored five runs in the opener without recording an official at-bat, walking four times and getting hit by pitches three times.

Softball

George Fox 8-0, Whitworth 7-0: Makayla Lefever tossed a three-hitter in the second game to get the Pirates (9-3, 6-2 Northwest Conference) a split of their doubleheader with the Bruins (7-4, 4-3) in Newberg, Oregon.

Lefever (6-0) struck out four without a walk. Michelle Silva slugged a two-run homer.

The Bruins took a 7-3 lead in the opener and held on for the win.

Whitworth’s Madi Perez (2-3) gave up five earned runs in five innings. Chelsey Hayes had three hits and Tessa Matthews slugged a two-run homer and drove in four for Whitworth.

Golf

The Whitworth men’s and women’s teams finished fourth at the Puget Sound Invitational at Gold Mountain GC in Bremerton.

Oliver Rudnicki was the male for the Pirates, taking seventh with a two-round total of 145, six strokes back of first. Olympic was the team champ.

Michal Shuster was the top female for Whitworth, fifth at 156. Whitman won the team title.

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