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Area roundup: Eli Morgan, Gonzaga baseball roughed up by St. Mary’s

From staff and wire reports

Five-time West Coast Conference pitcher of the week Eli Morgan had an unusually rough outing and No. 19 Gonzaga (25-15, 14-5) had an eight-game winning streak snapped, falling 7-3 to visiting Saint Mary’s (27-14, 10-6) in the first of a three-game series on Friday.

The Gaels got to Morgan for seven runs on 11 hits and three walks over 6 1/3 innings, his first career loss to a West Coast Conference opponent.

Saint Mary’s only generated one extra-base hit off Morgan, but scratched out three runs in the fourth, two in the fifth and two more in the seventh before Morgan was mercifully lifted after 131 pitches.

Gunnar Schubert and Jake Roberts both homered for Gonzaga.

Washington State 10, Utah 1: Isaac Mullins pitched five no-hit innings and the Cougars (19-21, 5-12) used a seven-run sixth inning to beat the Utes (19-18, 9-11) in the second of a three-game Pac-12 series in Salt Lake City.

Washington tallied 13 hits while holding Utah to just two. James Rudkin had three hits and drove in two runs, including an RBI-triple, while JJ Hancock added two hits and drove in three runs.

Mullins improved to 2-2 after firing five no-hit innings, striking out four in just his third career start. Reliever Scotty Sunitsch notched his eighth save after posting three scoreless innings to end it.

Washington 5, California 2: Nick Kahle hit a two-run homer in a three-run eighth inning and the Huskies (23-16, 9-7) beat the Bears (19-21, 11-9) in the first of a three-game Pac-12 series in Seattle.

Noah Bremer (4-2) pitched eight innings and allowed two runs on eight hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Greg Minier picked up the save with one scoreless inning, though he did give up two hits in the frame.

Softball

Washington 4, California 0: Taylor Van Zee went 2 for 4 with three RBIs and the No. 8 Huskies (35-10, 9-7) beat the Bears (27-17, 3-12) in the Pac-12 series opener in Berkeley, California.

Morganne Flores went 3 for 4 and drove in the other Huskies’ run. Taran Alvelo (22-6) pitched a complete game for Washington. She gave up only four hits and issued zero walks.

CC Spokane 2-7, Yakima Valley 1-5: The Sasquatch (16-14, 9-13) swept a Northwest Athletic Conference doubleheader from the Yaks (8-18, 5-17) at SFCC.

Hannah Anderson limited Yakima Valley to five hits in complete game in the early game.

In the second game, Spokane rallied for three runs in the sixth to pull out the win.

Men’s golf

Washington State sits in 10th place through nearly two rounds of play at the Pac-12 Championships at Boulder Country Club in Boulder, Colorado.

After a 32-minute weather delay and snowy conditions, WSU was one of four teams to not finish the second round due to darkness. The Cougars shot 23-over par in the first round. No. 10 Oregon currently leads the 12-team field. In-state rival Washington and No. 8 Stanford round out the top-three.

Daniel Kolar leads the Cougars and is tied for 25th with one hole left to play in the second round.

—Idaho’s Ryan Porch is tied for 13th after the opening round of the Big Sky Golf Championship at Boulder City Golf Club in Boulder City, Nevada.

Porch shot a six-over 78 over his first 18. Chris Carew is tied for 28th with a 10-over 82, Enrique Marin and freshman J.T. Bloomer are tied for 29th at 83, and Hayden Ritter is tied for 34th with an 84.

Idaho is in seventh in the team standings. Weber State is on top, while Weber State’s Kyler Dearden and Northern Colorado’s Joshua Matz are tied for the individual lead with even-par 72s.

Men’s tennis

Second-seeded Idaho reached its third straight Big Sky championship match, knocking off No. 3 seed Sacramento State 4-0 in Phoenix.

The Vandals face No. 4 seed Montana, which upset top-seeded Northern Arizona, in the finals on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Felipe Fonseca, Carlos Longhi Neto and Esteban Santibanez all won singles matches. Longhi Neto teams with Mark Kovacs for a doubles win, while Fonseca paired with Guilherme Scarpelli for another doubles point.

Women’s tennis

Second-seeded Gonzaga earned a berth to the finals of the WCC Championships, sweeping sixth-seed BYU in Claremont, California.

The Zags will face top-seeded and 11th-ranked Pepperdine in the final on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Nevada Apollo, Sophie Whittle and Domonique Garley all had singles wins, while Whittle and Graciela Rosas earned a doubles win.

—Second-seeded Idaho beat No. 3 seed Montana State 4-1 in the semifinals of Big Sky Championships in Sacramento, California.

The Vandals face No. 1 seed Northern Arizona on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Marianna Petrei, Lucia Badillos, Maria Tavares and Shio Watabe all won singles matches.

Track and field

Eastern Washington’s Gracie Ledwith was third in women’s 10,000 meter run at Oregon State High Performance meet in Corvallis Oregon.

Eastern’s Erin Clark was third and Elizabeth Prouty eighth in women’s pole vault, while Sarah Reiter placed seventh in women’s 5,000-meter run.

Idaho’s Levi Wintz was 14th in men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase. Andrea Condie was 20th and Halie Raudenbush 11th in women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase. Erin Hagen was 32nd in women’s 1,500-meter run whle Nathan Stark was 10th in men’s 1,500. Valerie Mitchell placed 24th and McCall Skay 28th in women’s 5,000-meter run and Grayson Ollar was 12th in men’s 5,000.

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