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Area roundup: Cougs top Cardinal in 10 innings for first Pac-12 win

Mason Cerrillo’s two-run single sparked a three-run 10th inning and the Washington State Cougars (8-12, 1-3) picked up their first Pac-12 win of the season with a 5-2 victory over the Stanford Cardinal (10-6, 0-1) on Thursday in Stanford, California.

Reliever Ryan Walker (3-1) snagged the win for the Cougars. He allowed one hit and two unearned runs over four innings.

Justin Harrer, who drove in two runs with a pair of hits, got the extra-inning rally started with a leadoff double. Dugan Shirer walked with one out and Trek Stemp blooped a single into left field to load the bases. Cerrillo pulled the first pitch down the right-field line to score Harrer and Shirer. Cameron Frost plated Stemp with a safety squeeze bunt.

WSU took a 2-0 lead in the top of the seventh. Frost reached on an infield single and Patrick McGrath followed with a walk. Pinch-hitter Jack Strunc moved the runners over with a sacrifice bunt and Herrer drove in a pair with a single to right field.

Ryan Ward started for the Cougars. He allowed just one hit but walked four in 3 1/3 innings of work.

Trenton Dupre followed Ward to the mound and pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings. Dupre allowed one hit and struck out one.

Brett Rasso drove in the only run Saint Mary’s would need with a run-scoring triple in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Gaels blanked the Gonzaga Bulldogs 2-0 in the first game of a three-game West Coast Conference series in Moraga, California.

Nate Nolan added a solo home run off Wyatt Mills in the bottom of the eighth to cap the scoring.

Brandon Bailey was the tough-luck loser for Gonzaga. He went six innings and allowed one run with nine strikeouts.

The Bulldogs managed only four hits on the day against Gaels starter Corbin Burnes.

Softball

Leadoff hitter Trysten Melhart went 4 for 4, with a double, two RBIs and a run scored to spark the 10th-ranked Washington Huskies to a 9-0 six-inning romp over the 14th-ranked UCLA Bruins (19-9-1, 1-1-1) in Pac-12 action in Los Angeles.

Tannon Snow swatted a three-run home run in the sixth to cap the scoring for the Huskies (20-6, 1-3).