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Area roundup: Washington State baseball comeback falls short against Arizona State

From staff and wire reports

Jeremy McCuin and Carter Aldrete both hit homers and drove in three apiece to help Arizona State (15-18, 4-10) beat visiting Washington State (15-16, 2-9) 10-7 in Pac-12 play in Phoenix on Friday.

The Sun Devil jumped on Cougars starter Ryan Walker for seven runs on seven hits and two walks in 2 2/3 innings.

Washington State rallied for six runs in the seventh inning, but couldn’t complete the comeback.

Cory Meyer went 3 for 5 with two RBIs and Andres Alvarez added three hits for the Cougars.

Oregon State 5, Washington 2: Bryce Fehmel gave up one run over 6 2/3 innings, five different players drove in runs and the visiting No. 1 Beavers (29-2, 13-1) bounced back to beat the Huskies (20-13, 7-3) in Pac-12 play in Seattle.

Washington ended top-ranked Oregon State’s conference-record tying 23-game win streak on Thursday.

OSU’s Adley Rutschman delivered three hits and delivered an RBI double.

Gonzaga at Santa Clara: Daniel Frederickson drove in four and four others had three hits apiece and the Bulldogs (19-14, 10-4) beat the Broncos (7-27, 3-8) in a West Coast Conference game in Santa Clara, California.

Sam Brown and Jake Roberts had three hits and two RBIs apiece.

Calvin LeBrun picked up the win with two innings of solid relief.

Whitworth 12-7, Pacific 5-3: Darren Crosby allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings of relief and the Pirates (21-13, 11-12) swept a Northwest Conference doubleheader over the visiting Boxers (13-20, 7-16).

Whitworth moved within a half-game of Whitman (11-11 NWC) in the chase for the fourth and final conference tournament spot.

Crosby allowed four hits, didn’t walk a batter and struck out eight. Garrett Hughes went 3 for 4 with three runs, an RBI and a stolen base.

In the opener, Matthew Nelson hit a two-run homer and JT Phelan went 2 for 4 with four RBIs as Whitworth cranked out 15 hits.


Oregon 4, Washington 1: Megan Kleist threw a complete-game five-hitter and the No. 4 Ducks (36-3, 9-3) downed the No. 12 Huskies (30-10, 7-7) in Pac-12 play in Eugene.

Nikki Udria drove in a pair with a single in the third.

Casey Stangel plated the Huskies lone run with a single in the first inning.

Whitworth 0-4, Linfield 5-1: Madi Perez raised her record to 19-2 with a complete game win to help the Pirates (31-7, 22-4) split a Northwest Conference doubleheader over the Wildcats (31-7, 20-6) in McMinnville, Oregon.

The teams are 1-2 in the conference standings and will face each other again on Saturday in a doubleheader in the regular season’s final weekend.

Perez gave up one run on nine hits, walked one and struck out three. Michelle Silva smacked a two-run homer in the fifth inning and Myranda Ramirez drove in a pair.

In the first game, Linfield’s Shelby Saylors tossed a six-hit shutout, striking out six.

Treasure Valley 5-7, CC Spokane 2-3: The visiting Chukars (14-13, 12-6) swept the Sasquatch (12-12, 7-11) in a Northwest Athletic Conference doubleheader at SFCC.

Lynsey Hudelson had three hits in the first game and added two more in the late game for Treasure Valley.

North Idaho 16-9, Blue Mountain 2-5: Nikki Miller homered twice and drove in three and the Cardinals (18-7, 12-5) swept the visiting Timberwolves (8-19, 5-12) in a Northwest Athletic Conference doubleheader.

Kennedy Anderson went 4 for 4 with a run and RBI and Kayla Curtan went 2 for 4 with a homer and three driven in.

In the first game, Miller went 2 for 3 with four RBIs while Jamie Yurick and Anderson both added three hits and three RBIs in the Cardinals 15-hit attack.

Men’s golf

Idaho’s Enrique Marin shot 5-over 77 in the third and final round of the El Macero Classic at El Macero (California) Country Club and finished the tournament tied for 10th place at 8-over 224.

Daniel Koler of Washington State (12-over 228) tied for 20th and Zach Anderson (13-over 229) tied for 28th.

The Cougars placed seventh as a team, while Idaho finished 10th in the 14 team field.

UC Davis’ Ben Corfee won the tourney at 1-under 215 and Seattle University took team honors by one stroke over Fresno State and Oregon State.

Track and field

Washington State’s Kiana Davis won the women’s open high jump at the 59th annual Mt. SAC Relays at El Camino College in Torrance, California.

Davis recorded a season-best leap of 5-feet, 8 inches.

Anden Lewis tied for second in the men’s open-B pole vault with a personal best 15-11.

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