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College baseball: No. 9 Arizona edges Washington State 6-5

UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017

A three-run fifth inning broke a 3-all tie and sent Arizona to a 6-5 victory over Washington State in Pullman on Sunday.

The ninth-ranked Wildcats (22-8, 6-5 Pac-12) used three walks, two wild pitches, a passed ball, a sacrifice fly and two hits to put together their rally in the fifth.

Justin Harrer got the Cougars (15-13, 2-6) within a run in the seventh with a two-run double. Harrer and J.J. Hancock had two hits each. Reliever Joe Rosenstein (0-1), who started the fifth and gave up the three runs in the inning, took the loss.

San Diego 4, Gonzaga 1: Hunter Mercado-Hood slugged a two-run homer in the fifth inning to snap a 1-1 tie and the 19th-ranked Toreros (21-9, 9-3 WCC) defeated the Bulldogs to avoid a series sweep in Spokane.

Jeff Bohling had three hits for Gonzaga and Justin Jacobs drove home the Bulldogs’ lone run.

Gonzaga (17-14, 8-4) outhit San Diego 9-7 but left 11 on base.

Casey Legumina (0-4) pitched seven innings, giving up four runs, three earned, on six hits and two walks while striking out six.

UCLA 6, Washington 5: The Bruins rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth to edge the Huskies in Los Angeles.

UCLA (14-5, 7-5 Pac-12) loaded the bases with none out before Jack Stronach singled to drive in one run and Zander Clarke followed with a sacrifice fly.

The Huskies (18-12, 6-3) scored five runs in the fourth to lead 5-0.

Linfield 10-3, Whitworth 4-9: A first-game victory gave Linfield (21-9, 15-5) a three-game Northwest Conference sweep of the Pirates (19-13, 9-12) before Whitworth won the nonconference nightcap in McMinnville, Oregon.

Matthew Nelson finished with five hits, including two home runs, and four RBIs, while Jordan McGowan had five hits, including a homer, and two RBIs for the Pirates.

T.J. Orchard (1-0) got the win for Whitworth, giving up three runs, two earned, over six innings on six hits with one walk and five strikeouts.

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