Noah Bremer pitched eight innings of relief and threw 134 pitches to lead Washington over No. 1 Oregon State 3-2 in Pac-12 matchup in Seattle on Thursday.
The Beavers (28-2, 12-1) had won 23 straight, tying the 1988 Arizona State Sun Devils for the longest win streak by a conference club.
Bremer (4-2) gave up a run on nine hits and a walk with nine strikeouts. The Huskies (20-12, 7-3) picked up all their runs in the sixth. Willie MacIver had an RBI double and two runs scored on a throwing error.
Arizona State 6, Washington State 5: Gage Canning hit a three-run home run and finished with four RBIs to help the Sun Devils (14-18, 3-10) edge the Cougars (15-15, 2-8) in the first of a three-game set in Phoenix.
Shane Matheny went 2 for 3 with a pair of RBIs for WSU.
Gonzaga 7, Santa Clara 6: The Bulldogs (18-14, 9-4) scored twice in the eighth inning to beat the Broncos (7-26, 3-7) in the first of a three-game West Coast Conference series in Santa Clara, California.
Daniel Frederickson plated two in the eighth with a single to center with the bases loaded. Starter Eli Morgan didn’t have one of his better days but did pick up the win. He went seven innings and allowed six runs on 13 hits and two walks with eight strikeouts.
CC Spokane 4-3, Walla Walla 6-2: Jordan Ross scored on a wild pitch in the 15th inning and the Sasquatch (14-9, 7-3) won the second game to split a Northwest Athletic Conference doubleheader with the Warriors (15-9, 7-3) in Walla Walla.
Ross went 3 for 6 overall and Kole Lane went 2 for 5 with a two-run homer.
In the first game, Walla Walla’s Sean Coffey went 3 for 5 and scored in a two-run rally in the eighth inning.
Washington 4, Oregon 2: Taran Alvelo tossed a complete-game four-hitter with seven strikeouts and the No. 12 Huskies (30-9, 6-6) handed the No. 4 Ducks (36-3, 9-3) their first home loss of the season in the first of a three-game Pac-12 showdown series in Eugene.
Alvelo held the Ducks hitless until the fourth inning and improved to 18-5 on the season.
Washington trailed 2-1 after four innings, but Ali Aguilar hit a two-run homer to center in the fifth and the Huskies pushed another across in the seventh.
Aguilar finished 2 for 3 with a walk and Casey Stangel (Lake City) went 2 for 3 with a double, run and RBI.
Track and field
CC Spokane’s Jordyn Arlt was a double-winner in the women’s 100-meter hurdles and long jump at the Whitworth Twilight Meet at the Whitworth Pine Bowl.
Whitworth’s Kayla Brase won the triple jump and Kayla Leland took the 800-meter run. Brase set a top five national mark of 39-feet, 6.5 inches in her win and Leland cracked the top five for Division III with season-best time of 2:11.60.
Other Whitworth women’s winners included Sarah Cool (100-meter dash), Kamela Medallada (200), Sarah Martinez (400 hurdles), Bailey Scott (5000), and Chloe Quinnett (shot put).
Whitworth men’s winners were Jacob Hubbard (hammer throw), Jacob Sturtevant (200) and John-Robert Woolley (400-meter hurdles).
CC Spokane’s Alexis Perry took the women’s pole vault. Zach Herford (men’s 100), Christian Muglia (men’s high jump), Kaleb Taylor (men’s pole vault), Randy Jones (men’s long jump) and Layton Lange (men’s triple jump) were also winners.
Washington State’s Alissa Brooks-Johnson finished fourth and Liz Harper took seventh at the Mt. SAC Relays/California Invitational heptathlon at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California.
The competition at the 59th Annual Mt SAC Relays, held this year at El Camino College in Torrance, California, began with some distance races and the hammer throw.
In the women’s 3,000 steeplechase, Devon Bortfeld knocked 11 seconds off her lifetime-best with a third place time of 10:23.28 and Emily Dwyer placed fourth in a PR time of 10:26.19. Brock Eager placed 10th in the men’s hammer throw.
The Gonzaga varsity four crew was named the West Coast Conference Crew of the Month for the month of March.
The crew of Ariel Evans, Ana Delucchi, Megan Seifert, Isabella Spies, and Amelie Tristant defeated No. 12 Washington State by 30 seconds with a time of 8:39.66 in Pullman, Washington on the Snake River at Wawawai Landing in the Fawley Cup Duel on March 25, their lone race of the month.
Gonzaga’s Bianca Pagdanganan was named the West Coast Conference Golfer of the Month for March.
After shooting three-under on the front nine in the final round of the Pizza Hut Lady Thunderbird Invitational on March 17, Pagdanganan recorded a tournament, course, school, and conference record 61, leading to an 11-under score for the day and first place win by eight strokes with a program-record score of 14-under 130.
She helped the Zags to a second-place finish at +1. In addition, the score tied the NCAA women’s golf single-round record, held by Esther Lee of Colorado and Mariah Stackhouse of Stanford.
In the Month of March, she had a stroke average of 71.88 after her eight rounds, and had three rounds at or below par. All her finishes were in the top-20
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