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Area roundup: Gonzaga, WSU sweep doubleheaders

Taylor Jones had five hits, including two triples and two doubles, and Gonzaga took a doubleheader from host Texas-San Antonio, 12-3 and 12-4, on Sunday, sweeping the three-game series.

Jones and Dustin Breshears drove in four runs apiece and Sam Brown and Jeffrey Bohling had four hits each hits in the doubleheader. Tyler Frost homered in the second game.

Tied 2-2 entering the seventh, the Bulldogs (9-6) scored five runs and added four more in the ninth while racking up 17 hits. Gonzaga had 11 hits in the second game and led 9-1 after five innings.

Hunter Wells (2-0) pitched six innings, giving up nine hits, no walks and three runs while striking out five. Sam Hellinger pitched three innings of one-hit relief, striking out four, for his second save.

Eli Morgan (2-1) went seven innings in the second game for the win, giving up four hits, two walks and two runs and striking out seven.

UTSA fell to 8-7.

Washington State 7-8, Northeastern 2-1: The Cougars (7-9) swept the Huskies (7-8), claiming the final three games of the four-game series including a rain-shortened finale called in the sixth.

The Cougars used a five-run fourth to take control in the opener. Shane Matheny had three hits and three RBIs. Parker McFadden (2-0) struck out six and allowed two earned runs on five hits over six innings.

In the second game, WSU blew things open with a six-run fifth inning. Trek Stemp had three hits with Ryley Widell (1-0) getting the win, going four innings, giving up one hit and fanning four.

Whitworth 7, Pacific Lutheran 3: Ryan Kingma pitched 7 1/3 strong innings and JT Phelan and Jordan McGowan had three hits each to lead the Pirates to a victory over Lutes in Spokane.

Kingma gave up six hits, one walk and two earned runs while striking out four. JD Page finished up, giving up two hits.

McGowan, who had two doubles, and Jacob Yamane drove in two runs apiece.

PLU scored two runs in the seventh to cut Whitworth’s lead to 3-2 but the Pirates scored four runs with two outs in the bottom of the inning with Phelan and McGowan driving in runs before Yamane capped the rally with a two-run single.

CC Spokane 7, Prairie Baseball Academy 3: Mitchell Cox drove in Garrett Schmerer with the go-ahead run for his third RBI of the game and Tyler Thorson smashed a three-run double in a four-run seventh inning as the Sasquatch (5-1) beat Prairie in Spokane.

Schmerer and Thorson had two hits each. Enrique Martinez (1-0) got the win with four innings of one-hit relief.

The second game of the doubleheader was canceled because of rain.

Softball

GateWay 8-0, CC Spokane 7-5: Michelle Straus scattered eight hits and struck out five in pitching a shutout, getting the Sasquatch (10-2) a split of their doubleheader with the Geckos in Phoenix.

Ryelynn Mendoza had four hits in the two games, including a home run, and drove in two. Courtney Kent hit two triples and Erika Hall had four hits, including a double, for the Sasquatch.

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