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Area roundup: Madi Perez helps Whitworth softball sweep doubleheader with George Fox

From staff and wire reports

Madi Perez pitched a three-hit shutout in the first game and drove in the winning run in the second to help Whitworth sweep a Northwest Conference doubleheader with George Fox (13-8, 9-6) on Tuesday in McMinnville, Oregon.

Perez struck out three, walked one and allowed just one extra base hit over seven innings in a 1-0 win. George Fox’ Madison Sorensen was just as just as strong, limiting the Pirates to two hits and striking out eight.

Whitworth (20-5, 11-2) picked up the lone run in the game in the third. Logan Miller was hit by a pitch, advanced to third on a throwing error and scored on a wild pitch.

In the second game, the Pirates pushed across three in the seventh to complete the sweep. Shannon Wessel tripled in a run and later scored on Perez’ single for the winning run. Perez (13-1) then pitched the bottom half to pick up her second win of the day.

Men’s golf

Zach Anderson tallied his third top-10 finish of the season to pace Washington State to sixth place at the Duck Invitational on Tuesday at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Oregon.

Anderson ended play at 1-over par 214 and tied for 10th place with two other golfers. Nick Mandell shot 3-over par in the third round and finished 8-over par 221, tied for 29th.

The Cougars entered the day tied for seventh with Denver and moved one spot up the leaderboard. WSU shot 11-over on the day and finished with a three-round score of 878 (+26).

No. 10 Oregon dominated the tournament, shooting even-par in the third round for a final score of 8-under par (844). Oregon’s Sulman Raza took first place after finishing 8-under (205).

Track and field

Washington State’s Brock Eager was named Pac-12 men’s field athlete of the week.

Eager won the hammer with a personal record of 225-feet, 1 inch at the 12th Sam Adams Classic at Whitworth on Thursday. His mark currently leads the Pac-12 and is second-best nationally. This week’s toss moves him to fourth-best in school history.


Gonzaga’s Graciela Rosas and Sophie Whittle were named West Coast Conference Doubles Team of the Week after an unbeaten start to the WCC play last weekend.

The Zags’ pair went 2-0 against teams from San Francisco and Santa Clara over the weekend, helping clinch both doubles points en route to two 4-0 wins.

On the year, Whittle and Rosas are 4-0 with all four wins coming in the team’s last four duals. They first paired together March 18 versus Cal Poly and have won every match since.

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