Kade Woods gave up three runs – two earned – and struck out seven in a complete game to help CC Spokane (21-18, 14-12) split a Northwest Athletic Conference doubleheader against Walla Walla (24-16, 16-10) on Wednesday at SFCC.
CCS won the first game 7-3. Pinch-hitter Jared Smith delivered a two-run double as part of a three-run fifth inning. Aaron Fritts and Dustin Yates added a pair of hits apiece.
In the second game, Walla Walla’s Clark Streby struck out six in a complete-game 6-3 win.
Big Bend 9-6, North Idaho 7-5: Paschence Korten and Savannah Hughes both homered in the first game to help the Vikings (15-21, 12-16) sweep the Cardinals (27-13, 18-10) in an NWAC doubleheader.
In the second game, Big Bend scored three in the sixth to earn the sweep.
Gonzaga’s Bianca Pagdanganan is headed back to the NCAA Championships for the second-consecutive year after finishing two-under par and in a tie for fourth place after shooting a 72 in the final round of the NCAA Regional Championship at the University of New Mexico Championship Course in Albuquerque, N.M.
Pagdanganan finished second among golfers not on advancing teams, as the top-three qualified for the NCAA Championships. Last year, Pagdanganan was the first Gonzaga golfer, male or female, to advance to the NCAA Championships in school history.
Washington State’s Alivia Brown shot her best round, 1-under 71, in the third and final round to finish tied for 25th at the Lubbock (Texas) Regional at The Rawls Course.
Brown missed out on advancing to the NCAA Championships by 5 strokes
Track and field
CC Spokane’s Zech Herford won men’s 100- and 200-meter dash at the Sasquatch Carnival at SFCC.
Whitworth’s John-Robert Woolley won men’s 400-meter hurdles.
On the women’s side, Whitworth’s Kayla Brase took first in triple jump and Chloe Quinnett won shot put.
The Gonzaga varsity eight crew was named West Coast Conference Crew of the Month for the month of April.
The crew of Alexa Jadallah, Lindey English, Olivia Marsh, Isabelle Belzil, Lauren English, Meghan McCallum, Micailah Donner, Caroline Maguire, and Olivia Lada defeated Oregon State and competed in the Lake Natoma Invitational and Clemson Invitational in the month.
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