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College roundup: Gonzaga uses four-run eighth to sneak past host San Diego for 7-6 WCC baseball victory

Sam Brown drew a bases-loaded walk to cap a four-run rally in the eighth inning and the visiting Gonzaga Bulldogs held on for a 7-6 West Coast Conference baseball victory over San Diego.

Taylor Jones had three hits, including a home run, and drove in three runs for GU (32-16, 17-8). The Toreros (26-28, 12-13) host the Zags again at 6 p.m. Friday.

McNeese St. 10, WSU 2: Kaleb Fontenot struck out six and scattered three hits over seven innings as the visiting Cowboys pounced on the Cougars for four early runs held tight for a nonconference victory. Stefan Van Horne doubled and scored a run for WSU, which continue the series with the Cowboys with a doubleheader of seven-inning games starting at 2 p.m. Friday.

Coaching hires

  • Gonzaga announced the hiring of Diane Nelson as head volleyball coach, making her the first GU alum to hold the position. Nelson joined the Bulldogs staff in 2011 and in the past two seasons has helped guide the team to its first back-to-back winning seasons since 1989-90. Nelson played at Zags from 1995-98 and is 11th on GU’s career kills list with 1,094.
  • Washington State announced the hiring of Dustin White as head men’s golf coach, replacing Garrett Clegg, who left after five seasons to take the same position at Utah. White, a 2003 WSU graduate and three-time All-Pac-10 selection, was hired as an assistant coach in 2014.