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Area roundup: No. 19 Arizona downs Washington with walk-off homer in ninth

From staff and wire reports

Cal Stevenson hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth and No. 19 Arizona (29-15, 10-12) beat Washington (24-18, 10-9) 5-4 in the first of a three-game Pac-12 series in Tucson, Arizona.

The late-inning heroics wiped out another strong pitching performance by Noah Bremer. The junior allowed three earned runs on five hits, three walks and struck out five in his seven innings of work.

Oregon at Washington State: The first of a three-game Pac-12 series was rained out. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 1 p.m.

Softball

Washington 1, Stanford 0: Kirstyn Thomas led off the bottom of the seventh with a home run to lift the No. 7 Huskies (39-10, 12-7) over the Cardinal (18-28, 1-18) in the first of a three-game Pac-12 series.

Thomas had two of the Huskies’ six hits on the day. Taran Alvelo (24-6) tossed a three-hit complete-game shutout for Washington.

North Idaho 5-8, Walla Walla 4-9: Megan Carver went 2 for 4 with her third home run of the season in the first game and the Cardinals (25-11, 17-8) split a Northwest Conference doubleheader against the Warriors (22-12, 17-9) in Walla Walla.

Kayla Moore earned the win in a complete game and gave up nine hits and one walk.

In the second game, Walla Walla pushed two across in the eighth after NIC scored in the top half. The Warriors got three home runs while Nikki Miller hit two for North Idaho, her ninth and 10th of the season.

Track and field

Central Washington Open: Dawson Lack shattered his previous personal best at 10.81 seconds to win the 100-meter dash at the Central Washington Open in Ellensburg.

Eastern had eight first-place finishers in all. On the men’s side, Quinn Nelson won the 1,500-meter run and Forrest Wallace took the high jump.

Winners on the women’s side included Rebecca Tarbert (100), Emily Mills (400), Kaitlyn Grunst (high jump), Erin Clark (pole vault) and Samantha Baker (javelin).

Oregon Twilight: Corbin Carlton (Mead) broke the CC Spokane school record for men’s 3000-meter steeplechase at 8:59.10 at the Oregon Twilight meet in Eugene, Oregon.

His time is the fastest in the country for junior colleges this season. Carlton placed fifth in the race.

Whitworth’s Andrew Bloom placed second in men’s javelin at 68.65 meters (225-feet, 3 inches).

Men’s tennis

Idaho’s Felipe Fonseca and Mark Kovacs were named Big Sky first-team all-conference.

Fonseca went 11-0 in Big Sky play this season, helping him become the only three-time First Team honoree. He went 24-7 on the season, posting a 19-2 dual-match record.

Kovacs improved on his 2016 Second Team honor. He was 9-2 in the Big Sky, playing out of the No. 1 position. He totaled 19 wins overall, finishing 13-6 at the top spot for the Vandals.

Kovacs and doubles partner Carlos Longhi Neto put together an 8-1 Big Sky record, earning First Team doubles honors. The duo went 17-3 at the No. 1 spot.

Eastern Washington’s Robert Dula was selected to the Big Sky All-Conference first team after going 8-3 in the conference play this year at the No. 1 singles spot.

Scott Paz was awarded with honorable mention in singles after also going 8-3 in conference – mainly in the No. 3 singles spot. Dula and junior Victor Pereira also earned honorable mention in doubles with a 6-5 conference record as the No. 1 doubles team.

Women’s tennis

Idaho’s Marianna Petrei was named Big Sky Conference Most Valuable Player.

Petrei went 10-0 this season at No. 1 singles, capping off her second straight undefeated conference season. A unanimous MVP choice, she finished 22-3 overall, leading the Big Sky with a 19-1 record at the No. 1 position in the spring.

Idaho had four players voted named in singles. Lucia Badillos joined Petrei on the first team. Maria Tavares was voted to the second team and Jessica Brzozowska earned honorable mention.

Petrei and Badillos were voted as one of the three first team doubles selections. Tavares and Ana Batiri were added to the Second Team.

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