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Area roundup: UW loses Pac-12 baseball showdown to Utah 21-7

Utah batted around and scored five runs in four different innings in beating Washington 21-7 on Sunday in a showdown in Salt Lake City that determined the Pac-12 regular-season title and the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA baseball tournament.

The Utes (25-27, 19-11) won its first conference title in any men’s sport since joining the Pac-12 in 2011-12. The victory also denied the Huskies (32-21, 17-13) of a share of their first conference title since 1998.

Utah outhit Washington 17-14 but took advantage of 11 walks.

The Huskies will learn Monday if they have received an at-large tournament bid.

California 11, Washington State 5: The Bears (32-21, 14-16 Pac-12) beat the Cougars (19-35, 11-19) in Pullman to take the rubber game of the series in a regular-season finale.

Cameron Frost and Jack Strunc had two hits each for WSU. The Cougars gave up 18 hits.

Rowing

Cal won the NCAA Rowing Championships at Lake Natoma in California with Washington placing fifth, Washington State 12th and Gonzaga 16th in the 22-team field. Gonzaga’s finish was the best in program history.

WSU’s varsity eight won its C Final and placed 13th overall with Gonzaga placing second in the heat for 14th overall. WSU’s second varsity eight was fifth in the Petite Final for 11th overall and the Cougars varsity four was third in the C Final, 15th overall.

Gonzaga’s second varsity eight was fourth in the C Final for 16th overall while the varsity four won the D Final for 19th overall.

Men’s golf

Gonzaga’s Sean Walsh, the West Coast Conference Player of the Year, was chosen for the 26-player PING All-West Region team. A total of 156 golfers across six regions in the United State earned all-region honors.

Walsh is a native of Keller, Texas.

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