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Area roundup: Washington State’s CJ Allen wins men’s 400 hurdles at Mt. SAC Relays

Washington State’s CJ Allen won the men’s invitational 400-meter hurdles at the 59th annual Mt. SAC Relays in Torrance, California.

The Cougars seniors finished in a lifetime-best 49.99 seconds, which ranks fifth in school history.

Allen’s time ranks seventh in the nation. Allen is a two-time Pac-12 champion and second-team All-American.

WSU’s Kiana Davis, who won the women’s open high jump on Friday, took fourth place in the triple jump with a personal-record 42 feet, 3/4 inches.

  • Eastern Washington senior Trenton Osborn placed second in the men’s long jump at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate in Long Beach, California. Osborn’s mark of 24-7 1/4 ranks fourth in school history.


Arizona State 5, Washington State 4: Pinch-hitter Ryan Lillard highlighted a four-run ninth with a three-run homer to center as the Sun Devils (16-18, 5-10 Pac-12) shocked the Cougars (15-17, 2-10) in Tempe, Arizona.

WSU starter Cody Anderson breezed through seven innings, allowing three hits and one earned run and exiting with a 4-1 lead. Shane Matheny had a RBI single and scored during the Cougars’ three-run first.

WSU reliever Colby Nealy (4-2) allowed three hits, walked three and was tagged for four earned runs in the ninth.

(1) Oregon State 3, Washington 0: The Beavers finally broke a 0-0 tie with three runs in the seventh to beat the Huskies in front of a record crowd of 2,690 at Husky Stadium in Seattle.

Washington starter Joe DeMers allowed only one Oregon State (30-2, 14-1 Pac-12) base runner to reach second base before the Beavers took off in the seventh. Senior lefty Greg Minier took over for DeMers after Oregon State loaded the bases with only one out. Minier got a second out immediately when the first batter he faced popped up, but he forced in a run when he walked the next batter, Nick Madrigal, on four pitches.

Oregon State sophomore Steven Kwan’s two-run single, his third hit of the night, put the Beavers up 3-0 to seal a win.

Pitcher Jake Thompson (8-0) earned the win for the Beavers after striking out eight batters in 7.2 innings and allowing six hits.

Washington (20-14, 7-5) will face the Washington State Cougars in a three-game series on the Palouse. The three-game series begins Friday at 5 p.m.

Gonzaga 9, Santa Clara 8: The Bulldogs rallied in the sixth inning to sweep the three-game series against the Broncos in Santa Clara.

Santa Clara (7-28, 3-9 West Coast Conference) immediately piled on six runs off six hits and three Gonzaga errors in the first inning. Only one score in the first was an earned run. The Zags answered with a score in the top of the second and a six-run rally of their own in the sixth inning. Gonzaga (20-14, 11-4) took their first lead, 7-6, in that inning off seven singles, beginning Justin Jacobs’ base hit to center field.

Gonzaga reliever Sam Hellinger drew his third win of the year for the Bulldogs after taking over for starter Mac Lardner in the sixth. Closer Wyatt Mills grabbed his seventh save this season after taking the mound in the bottom of the ninth.

Whitworth 11, Pacific (Ore.) 4: Tyler Bailey had three hits and knocked in a couple of runs, and the Pirates shut down Pacific in the series finale at Markel Field in Spokane. The win will send the Pirates to the Northwest Conference tournament as the No. 4 seed.

Whitworth (22-13, 12-12 NWC) jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first inning off Bailey’s double that notched two runs. Ryan Bird’s subsequent double sent home Bailey for the third run of the inning.

The Boxers (13-21, 7-17) narrowed Whitworth’s lead to two on two different occasions. Pacific’s Eli Wisdom hit a two-run single in the sixth inning that had the Boxers trailing 6-4, but that was as close as Pacific would get.

Whitworth’s Matthew Pulliam earned the win after relieving Ryan Kingma at the start of the fifth inning. He allowed four hits and two runs, improving to 2-0.

Whitworth will open the NWC tournament against top-seeded Linfield on Friday.

Yakima Valley 11-1, CC Spokane 2-0: Hunter Boyd struck out eight and scattered five hits for a complete-game shutout as the host Yaks (22-10, 8-4 Northwest Athletic Conference) capped a sweep of the visiting Sasquatch (14-11, 7-5).


Linfield 7-3, Whitworth 2-6: Michelle Silva drove in three runs off a double and and Madi Perez sent in one more run in the first inning as the Pirates beat Linfield to split the four-game series 2-2 and take the Northwest Conference title.

Whitworth’s Sannon Wessel’s two-run double increased the Bucs’ lead to six.

Linfield tried to rally in the third behind three runs off two singles, but that was as close as Whitworth would allow the Wildcats to get.

Perez earned her 20th win of the year, walking one batter and striking out another.

Whitworth will face George Fox next in the first round of the NWC tournament on Friday at 12 p.m.

(12) Washington 5, (4) Oregon 3: Morganne Flores had three doubles and four RBIs to power the Huskies (31-10, 8-7 Pac-12) past the Ducks (37-4, 10-4) in Eugene.

UW’s Taran Alvelo (19-6) allowed five hits and two earned runs in a complete-game win, striking out 12.

North Idaho 8-11, Treasure Valley 0-5: Kayla Moore allowed four hits in six innings in the opener and Kennedy Anderson, Jamie Yurick and Nikki Miller had three hits apiece in the second game as the host Cardinals (20-7, 14-5 NWAC) swept the Chukars (14-12, 12-8).

Blue Mountain 8-12, CC Spokane 2-7: Sydney Saxton-Siaki had four hits on the day to lead the visiting Timberwolves (10-19, 7-12 NWAC) past the Sasquatch (12-14, 7-13) at Spokane Falls CC.


Maggie Peters (16-over-par 160 for two rounds) placed second and Michal Schuster (166) took third to lead the Whitworth women to the team title at the Willamette Spring Thaw on the OGA Golf Course in Woodburn, Oregon.

The Pirates finished at 669, 48 shots ahead of Lewis & Clark.

Whitworth’s men placed second, led by fourth-place Sam Stiles, who finished at 6-over 150. The Pirates shot 607 to trail the host Bearcats by 18 strokes.