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Area roundup: Washington State baseball knocks off Washington in back-to-back games

From staff and wire reports

Danny Sinatro drove in four and Washington State (18-18, 4-10) dealt visiting Washington (20-16, 7-7) its fourth straight loss, 6-3, in the second game of a three-game Pac-12 series on Saturday.

Sinatro tripled with the bases loaded in a five-run fifth inning for the Cougars, and plated another run in the sixth on a sacrifice fly. James Rudkin went 2 for 4 and scored twice.

Cody Anderson (4-2) picked up the win and allowed one run on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings.

The series finale is Sunday at noon.

Gonzaga 7, Portland 4: Jeff Bohling hit a two-run single in the 10th inning and the visiting Bulldogs (23-14, 13-4) beat the Pilots (8-29-1, 4-12) in a West Coast Conference matchup.

Jake Roberts singled to lead off the 10th, went to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a single by Daniel Frederickson. Tyler Frost then walked, and Justin Jacobs grounded out to first, moving both runners up. Bohling followed with a single to center, plating both runners.

In the bottom half, Portland got a runner to second with two outs, but Wyatt Mills struck out Ryan Hoogerwerf looking to end it.

Willamette 13, Whitworth 8: Eric Del Prado went 3 for 5 with a home run and seven RBIs and the Bearcats (28-12) downed the Pirates (23-14) in the second round of the Northwest Conference tournament in McMinnville, Oregon.

The loss dropped the Pirates into the elimination round.

Garrett Hughes went 2 for 5 with two RBIs for Whitworth.

Linfield 8, Whitworth 3: Brady Rediger and Ben Andrews homered and the Wildcats (26-11) beat the Pirates (23-15) an the elimination game of the NWC tourney in McMinnville, Oregon.

Tied at 3 after six innings, Linfield scored two in the seventh and three in the eighth to advance to the championship round.

Tyler Bailey and Ryan Bird homered for Whitworth in the loss.

CC Spokane 4-3, Treasure Valley 1-4: Nick Flesher struck out seven over seven innings and the visiting Sasquatch (15-13, 8-7) beat the Chukars (17-15, 8-7) in the first of a Northwest Athletic Conference doubleheader in Ontario, Oregon.

CCS picked up all its runs in the first two innings. Jordan Ross went 2 for 4 with a run and an RBI and Mitchell Cox drove in two and tripled.

In the second game, Treasure Valley pushed a run across in the 11th to salvage a split. Spokane’s Dustin Yates went 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs.


Whitworth 7, Pacific Lutheran 0: Madi Perez pitched a complete-game, four-hit shutout – her 10th of the season – with two RBIs and the top-seeded Pirates (33-8) handled the Lutes (21-14) in the second round of the Northwest Conference tournament at Whitworth.

Shannon Wessel went 2 for 3 with two runs and an RBI while Michelle Silva and Logan Miller added two hits apiece.

PLU then won its elimination game over George Fox, 3-2 in eight innings, so Whitworth will face the Lutes at noon on Sunday in the championship round. Whitworth needs one win to take the conference title, while PLU would have to win twice.

CC Spokane 4, Wenatchee Valley 1: Ashlynn Bocook homered and the Sasquatch (13-14) beat the Knights (20-7) at the Northwest Athletic Conference Crossover at the Columbia Playfields in Richland.

Hannah Anderson scattered four hits in a complete game win.

CC Spokane 13 Treasure Valley 3: The Sasquatch (14-14) routed the Chukars (14-13) at the NWAC Crossover in Richland.

Leslie Jones hit a homer and had three hits, Josie Schultz had five hits and Ashlynn Bocook added four as Spokane pounded out 22 hits overall.

Men’s golf

WCC tournament: Gonzaga’s Angus Montgomery made seven birdies in the third and final round to finish in a tie for fifth at the 2017 West Coast Conference Championships at the Riverside Country Club in Provo, Utah, on Saturday.

Montgomery entered the last day of the tournament in a tie for 13th, but climbed the leaderboard after carding a 5-under 67 in the final round. His five-under round was the lowest of the season for Gonzaga.

The Bulldogs placed ninth at 15-over (879).

BYU won the team title and the Cougars’ Peter Kuest took medalist honors after beating Santa Clara’s Hayden Shieh in a one-hole playoff. Both golfers ended the tournament at 11-under 205.

NWC tournament: Whitworth’s Keegan Loo and Elijah Pittser both shot 6-over 78 and tied for seventh, three strokes off the lead, after the first round of the Northwest Conference men’s golf championship at Tacoma Country and Golf Club in Tacoma.

The Pirates (26-over 314) were tied for second with Willamette, five strokes behind leader Pacific Lutheran.

Women’s golf

WCC tournament: Gonzaga wrapped up the 2017 West Coast Conference Championships with a final round 309 to finish 64-over par in fifth place at Riverside Country Club in Provo, Utah.

Bianca Pagdanganan was the Zags’ top finisher in 11th place after a second-straight round of 76 to finish 10-over par. Ciera Min had the best score of the day for Gonzaga with a 75 and finished in 12th place at 11-over par.

BYU claimed the title and Alex White of the Cougars fired a final round 2-under 70 to claim the individual title 1-over par.

Big Sky tournament: Idaho’s Clara Moyano shot a 2-under 70 and is in second place after the second round in the Big Sky women’s championship at Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder City, Nevada.

Moyano (75-70, 1-over 145) trails Northern Arizona’s Sofia Anokhina (72-71, 1-under 143) by two shots for the individual title. Kendall Gray joins Moyano in the top 10 after her one-under 71 put her at 151 and in a tie for ninth.

Idaho sits in second place, three shots behind Sacramento State, for the team championship.

Eastern Washington is in sixth place, paced by Madalyn Ardueser at 9-over 153, tied for 13th.

NWC tournament: Whitworth’s Maggie Peters shot 6-over 78 and tied for sixth, four strokes off the lead, after the first round of the Northwest Conference women’s golf championship at Tacoma Country and Golf Club in Tacoma.

The Pirates’ Michal Schuster was a shot behind her teammate at 7-over 79.

Whitworth (36-over 324) was in fourth for the team title, 22 strokes behind leader George Fox.

Track and Field

NWC Championship: Whitworth’s Andrew Bloom threw a meet record 224-feet, 2 inches to win men’s javelin at the Northwest Conference Championships, held at Whitworth.

The Pirates finished in second place behind George Fox in both the men’s and women’s team championships.

Kayla Brase jumped 40-feet, 1.5 inches to win women’s triple jump and set a conference record. Her mark is the third-best in Division III. Kayla Leland won three times, taking the 800, 1,500 and 5,000 meter runs.

On the men’s side, John-Robert Woolley won the 400 meter hurdles and placed second in the 110 hurdles, Nick McGill finished second in the high jump, Daniel Harper took second in the 800 and Jalen Robinson-McClure finished second in the 400 and fifth in the 200.

Olivia McDaniel won the pole vault. Sarah Cool was second in the 400, Kameha Medallada was third in the 100 and 200, while Sarah Martinez placed third in the 100 hurdles and second in the 400 hurdles.

Spokane Memorial Open: Eastern Washington’s Kendra Hamm won women’s 200 meter dash and the 100 meter hurdles at the Spokane Memorial track and field meet at SFCC.

Other Eastern winners included Rebecca Tarbert (100), Elizabeth Prouty (pole vault), Maegan McCurdy (long jump), Jeremy VanAssche (men’s 100), Aaron Cunningham (shot put), Scott Miller (discus) and Shawn Buck (hammer).

Winners for Idaho included Kaleala Bass (400), Erin Hagen (800), Meghan Palesch (400 hurdles), Rechelle Meade (high jump), Karina Moreland (triple jump), Adara Winder (shot put), Kolcie Bates (discus), Kaizer Gillispie (men’s 200), Dean Ellenwood (400) and Kasin Pendergrass-Anderson (long jump).

Kate Wagner of Gonzaga won women’s 1,500 meter run. Other Gonzaga winners were Jordon Thurston (5,000), Scott Kopczynski (men’s 1,500), Troy Fraley (5,000) and Henry Morris (3,000 steeplechase).

Host CC Spokane had five winners: Maggie Nelson (javelin), Parker Bowden (110 hurdles), Mack Baxter (400 hurdles), Tyler Blakeley (high jump) and Kaleb Taylor (pole vault).

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