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Area roundup: Washington State baseball takes rubber match from Utah

From staff and wire reports

Cal Waterman had a two-run double in the sixth inning and visiting Washington State (20-21, 6-12) topped Utah (19-19, 9-12) 5-4 in the finale of a three-game Pac-12 series in Salt Lake City.

Ryan Walker (4-5) picked up the win with 4 1/3 innings of solid relief. Walker gave up one run on four hits and one walk. Parker McFadden came on with the tying run aboard in the ninth and recorded a strikeout earn his first save.

Danny Sinatro and Andres Alvarez had two hits and a run apiece for the Cougars.

California 7, Washington 3: Jonah Davis went 2 for 4 with four RBIs and the Bears (20-20, 12-9) beat the Huskies (23-17, 9-8) in the second of a three-game Pac-12 series in Seattle.

Washington starter Jordan Jones was roughed up for seven runs on seven hits and three walks over five innings. Cal busted the game open with a five-run fifth inning.

Saint Mary’s 9, Gonzaga 8 (10): Kevin Milam singled home a run in the 10th inning and the visiting Gaels (28-14, 11-6) beat the No. 19 Bulldogs (25-16, 14-6) for the second day in row in West Coast Conference play.

Milam went 5 for 6 with a homer, two runs and three RBIs.

Gonzaga’s Tyler Frost went 3 for 4 with a solo home run, while Jake Roberts went 3 for 5 with a solo homer. Justin Vernia was roughed up for seven run s on nine hits over four innings.

Puget Sound 3-1, Whitworth 1-2: Dalton Carter’s RBI single in the top of the 11th inning lifted the visiting Pirates (24-16) over the Loggers (13-24) to earn a split of a non-conference baseball doubleheader in Tacoma.

The Loggers won the opener 3-1. The teams are concluding their seasons with a three-game, nonconference series. The season finale for both squads is Sunday at noon.

CC Spokane 3-10, Big Bend 1-2: Nick Flesher struck out seven over six innings and allowed one run on four hits and one walk to lead the Sasquatch (19-14, 12-8) over the Vikings (19-13, 7-11) in the first of a Northwest Athletic Conference doubleheader at SFCC.

Dustin Yates went 2 for 4 with a pair of RBIs.

In the second game, Brandon Dejardins gave up two runs on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts in a complete game win. Jared Smith went 2 for 4 with an RBI, run and stolen base.

Softball

Washington 4, California 2: Casey Stangel (Lake City) hit her 11th home run of the season, a three-run shot in the sixth inning, and the Huskies (36-10, 10-7) topped the Bears (27-18, 3-13) in the second of a three-game Pac-12 series in Berkeley, California.

Samantha Manti gave up two runs on six hits and a walk over five innings. Taran Alvelo shut the door with two innings of shutout relief.

Wenatchee Valley 15-8, CC Spokane 1-2: The visiting Knights (24-10, 22-3) swept a Northwest Athletic Conference doubleheader from the Sasquatch (20-16, 11-15).

In the first game, Wenatchee Valley pounded out 11 hits and in the second, the Knights scored three in the fifth inning and three more in the sixth to break open a close game.

Men’s golf

Pac-12 Championships: The second day of the Pac-12 Championships, held at Boulder Country Club in Boulder, Colorado, was canceled due to snow.

The goal is to finish the second and third rounds on Sunday and shorten the tournament from 72 to 54 holes.

Big Sky Championships: Four Idaho players are in the top 25 after the second round at the Big Sky Conference Championship at Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder City, Nevada.

Enrique Marin had one of just five sub-par rounds of the day to pull into a tie for 13th after a one-under 71. He is at 154, one stroke ahead of Ryan Porch, who is tied for 16th after a 77 gave him a two-day 155. Tied for 25th at 160 are Hayden Ritter (76) and Chris Carew (78). Freshman J.T. Bloomer is 33rd at 164 (81).

Idaho is in sixth place overall.

Bigfoot Invitational: North Idaho’s Ross Gilbert shot 4-under 66 and leads the Northwest Athletic Conference Bigfoot Invitational after the first round by three strokes.

North Idaho is in second place at 7-over 287, two strokes behind Bellevue and Southwestern Oregon. CC Spokane is in seventh at 16-over 296.

The first round was at Liberty Lake, while the second round on Sunday is at MeadowWood.

Women’s golf

Bigfoot Invitational: Katie Fyall shot 6-over 78 and led four North Idaho golfers in the top 10 in second place after the first round at the Northwest Athletic Conference Bigfoot Invitational.

CC Spokane’s Megan Cysewski shot 9-over 81, good for fourth place, to lead four CCS golfers in the top 10.

North Idaho was in first at 29-over 245, three strokes ahead of Columbia Basin and four over Spokane.

The first round was at Liberty Lake, while the second round on Sunday is at MeadowWood.

Men’s tennis

Idaho cruised past Montana 4-0 and claimed its second Big Sky Championship in the last three years in Phoenix.

Idaho scored a pair wins in doubles to gain the early 1-0 advantage. Mark Kovacs and Carlos Longhi Neto earned the point at the No. 1 position, while Esteban Santibanez and Lucas Coutinho sealed the point at No. 2.

Santibanez picked up the first singles tally at No. 4 and Longhi Neto played to a strong win at No. 3.

The deciding point came from Guilherme Scarpelli from the No. 6 position.

Idaho will find out its NCAA tournament pairing on Tuesday.

Women’s tennis

WCC Championships: Gonzaga was swept by in top-seeded and 11th-ranked Pepperdine at the WCC Championships in Claremont, California.

The Zags were playing in their first-ever WCC title match.

After the match, Nevada Apollo was named No. 1 singles player of the tournament, while Sophie Whittle was named top No. 2 singles player.

Gonzaga finished 17-4 this season, setting a program record for wins.

Big Sky Tournament: Idaho’s Claire Yang came back from trailing 1-3 in the third set to beat Northern Arizona’s Hailey Rochin (7-6, 2-6, 6-3), securing the Vandals’ third straight Big Sky Championship title in Sacramento, California.

Marianna Petrei and Maria Tavares also scored singles points for Idaho. The Vandals will find out their seeding and destination for the NCAA tournament on Tuesday.

Track and Field

Cougar Invitational: Whitworth’s Kayla Leland won the 3,000-meter run with a school record 9:47:27 at Washington State’s Cougar Track & Field Invite.

Leland also took first in the 800, setting the fifth-best mark in NCAA Division III at 2:11:38. Other winners for Whitworth included Kameha Medallada (women’s 200), Sarah Cool (400), and Sarah Martinez (400 hurdles).

Washington State won 28 of 37 events. WSU’s Kiana Davis was a double winner in long jump and triple jump. On the men’s side, Ja’Maun Charles win both the 100- and 200-meter dash.

Gonzaga’s Scott Kopczynski won the 1,500 and Ian Goldizen took the 3,000.

Oregon State Performance: Idaho’s Rechelle Meade won the long jump with a school record 6.09 meters (19-feet, 11.75 inches) at the Oregon State High Performance Meet in Corvallis, Oregon.

Andrea Condie and Hailie Raudenbush both ran personal bests in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Mark Baxter ran the fastest 400-meter hurdles in the Big Sky this season at 51.98, while Kolcie Bates moved into fourth in program history in the hammer throw with a toss of 55.11 meters.