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Area roundup: Damon Jones’ strong start helps Washington State baseball down UCLA

From staff reports

Damon Jones gave up one run on four hits and three walks over 5 1/3 innings and Washington State (23-22, 9-13) beat visiting UCLA (24-22, 13-9) 7-1 in the first of a three-game Pac-12 series.

Justin Harrer went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs and Cal Waterman went 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBIs. Danny Sinatro, Shane Matheny and Andres Alvarez all added a pair of hits.

Washington 4, Arizona State 0: Noah Bremer struck out 10 in a complete-game one-hitter and the Huskies (25-21) beat the Sun Devils (21-25) in the first of a three-game Pac-12 series in Seattle.

John Naff went 2 for 4 with an RBI for Washington.

Gonzaga Loyola 6, Marymount 3: Eli Morgan struck out 11 over 7 2/3 innings and the host Bulldogs (26-17, 16-6) beat the No. 23 Lions (32-15, 16-6) in the first of a three-game West Coast Conference series.

Morgan allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks. Jake Roberts went 2 for 4 with two RBIs whle Sam Brown went 3 for 4 with two runs and an RBI.


Washington 4, Utah 2: Morganne Flores hit a two-run double in the top of the eighth inning and the No. 8 Huskies (42-11, 15-8) defeated the No .13 Utes (33-13, 13-8) 4-2 in the second of a three-game series in Salt Lake City.

Flores has accumulated 60 RBIs on the season. Taylor Van Zee went 3 for 4 for the Huskies. She has six hits in her last nine at bats.

Taran Alvelo (27-6) allowed no runs and struck out two over three innings for the win.

Whitworth 5, Texas-Dallas 3: Madi Perez gave up three runs and scattered eight hits and the No. 17 Pirates (36-9) beat the No. 6 Comets (36-9) at NCAA Division III regional in Marshall, Texas.

Tessa Matthews drove in a pair and walked twice. Kinsey McNaught went 3 for 3 and Shannon Wessel went 2 for 4 with an RBI.

East Texas Baptist 6, Whitworth 3: Jayme Perez and Lacey Lindsey hit home runs and the No. 10 Tigers (37-8) knocked off the Pirates (36-10) in the second game of regionals.

Whitworth scored three times in the sixth to make a game of it but couldn’t complete the comeback. Michelle Silva hit a two-run homer for the Pirates.

Whitworth faces East Texas Baptist again on Saturday.

Track and Field

Big Sky Championships: Eastern Washington’s Eric Clark won women’s pole vault at 13-feet, 3/4 inch at the third day of the Big Sky Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, California.

Eastern’s Samantha baker was second in women’s javelin and Jeremy VanAssche was fifth in men’s 100-meter dash.

Idaho’s Rechelle Meade was second in women’s high jump and long jump, Kasin Pendergrass-Anderson was fifth in men’s long jump and Nathan Stark finished third in men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Eastern Washington was fourth in the women’s standings and 10th in the men’s, while Idaho was sixth in both women’s and men.

Saturday is the final day of the meet.

Men’s tennis

Big Sky champion Idaho fell to No. 16 Stanford 4-0 in the first round of the NCAA Division I tennis tournament in Stanford, California.

Stanford’s Tom Fawcett beat Idaho’s Mark Kovacs 6-2, 6-3 in No.1 singles and Sameer Kumar topped Felipe Fonseca 6-4, 7-6 (3) in No. 2 singles.

Idaho finished the season with a 16-8 record.

Stanford advances to play No. 17 Michigan, which beat Valpariso 4-0, on Saturday.

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