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Area roundup: Washington State baseball splits doubleheader with Oregon

From staff reports

J.J. Hancock singled home Shane Matheny with one out in the bottom of the ninth and Washington State (21-22, 7-13) split a Pac-12 doubleheader against visiting Oregon (26-16, 9-11) on Saturday.

Hancock finished 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Scotty Sunitsch picked up the win with one inning of scoreless relief. Starter Cody Anderson allowed one run on three hits and no walks with six strikeouts over six innings.

In the first game, the Ducks scored two in the seventh and four in the ninth to blow open a close game.

Oregon starter David Peterson struck out 10 in seven innings and allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks. Taylor Travess went 2 for 3 with two RBIs, including a solo home run in the seventh.

Hancock went 3 for 4 in the first game and Ryan Ramsower had a two-run single in the fourth.

(19) Arizona 3, Washington 1: Cameron Ming (6-1) pitched the first complete game of the season for the Wildcats (30-15, 11-12 Pac-12), allowing five hits and striking out six to defeat the Huskies (24-19, 10-10) in the second game of a three-game series in Tucson, Arizona.

Catcher Cesar Salazar hit a two-run homer in the fourth for the Wildcats. Huskies starter Jordan Jones (4-7) had retired eight consecutive hitters before giving up a one-out single to first baseman JJ Matijevic in the fourth. Salazar followed with a first-pitch homer in right field.

Yakima Valley 2-5, CC Spokane 0-1: Hunter Boyd gave up one run on eight hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over seven innings and the Yaks (30-14, 16-8) swept the Sasquatch (20-17, 13-11) in a Northwest Athletic Conference doubleheader.

Keone McKee went 4 for 5 with a run.

In the first game, YVC’s Gerald Hein tossed a two-hitter with nine strikeouts over eight innings and Cole McKenzie went 2 for 3 with an RBI.


Stanford 8, Washington 0: Kiana Pancino tossed a complete-game, one-hit, no-walk shutout and the Cardinal (19-28, 2-18) handled the Huskies (39-11, 12-8) in the second of a three-game Pac-12 series in Seattle.

Washington committed three errors and its only hit was a double by Taylor Van Zee.

North Idaho 12-14, Columbia Basin 0-4: The Cardinals (27-11, 19-8) routed the Hawks (10-30, 6-23) in both ends of a Northwest Athletic Conference doubleheader in Pasco.

Track and Field

Pac-12 Combined Events Championships: Washington State’s Alissa Brooks-Johnson is leading and Liz Harper is in second place after the first day’s heptathlon events at the Pac-12 Combined Events Championships at Oregon State’s Whyte Track & Field Center in Corvallis, Oregon.

Brooks-Johnson completed the first four events with a score of 3,352 points, just four points from her first day PR set in 2015, the year she won the Pac-12 heptathlon title. Brooks-Johnson ran the 100m hurdles in a season-best time of 14.06 seconds, high jumped 5-feet 6 1/2 inches (1.69m), threw the shot put a distance of 38-2 1/2 (11.65m), and ran the 200m in a PR time of 24.83.

Harper has 3,300 points after four events for second place.

Linfield Open: Kayla Leland grabbed a pair of first-place finishes and Come Nzibarega earned his first top mark of the season to lead Whitworth at the Linfield Open in McMinnville, Oregon.

Leland dominated the 800-meter, finishing in 2:12.81 to take first by over eight seconds. She followed that with another convincing win in the 5000-meter in 17:13.31.

Maggie Callan won the 400-meter hurdles, Kameha Medallada finished fourth in the 100-meter dash. Kayla Brase landed second in the triple jump.

Nzibarega topped the 5000-meter run in 15:24.47, leading the pack by more than seven seconds.

John-Robert Woolley was second in the 400 hurdles.

Payton Jordan Invitational: Gonzaga’s Troy Fraley ran the NCAA’s fastest 3,000-meter steeplechase time this season at the 2017 Payton Jordan Invitational in Stanford, California, on Friday.

Fraley shattered his own school record with a time of 8:39.30 at the Cobb Track and Angell Field on the campus of Stanford University. He finished second in his heat behind professional runner Brandon Doughty (8:38.69).

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