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Area roundup: Washington State baseball knocks off UCLA in second straight

From staff and wire reports

Shane Matheny and James Rudkin drove in two runs apiece and Washington State (24-22, 10-13) beat visiting UCLA (24-23, 13-10) 7-3 for the second-straight game in a three-game Pac-12 series.

Andres Alvarez went 3 for 5 with two runs out of the leadoff spot. Cody Anderson (W, 5-2) gave up two runs on four hits and a walk over 5 2/3 innings.

Arizona State 8, Washington 5: Jeremy McCuin doubled home a run and eventually scored in a two-run seventh and the Sun Devils (22-25, 8-15) beat the Huskies (25-22, 11-2) in the second of a three-game Pac-12 series in Seattle.

Arizona State scored twice more in the eighth for insurance. McCuin went 3 for 4 with two runs.

Jack Meggs went 3 for 5 with two runs while M.J. Hubbs, Willie MacIver and Nick Kahle all added a pair of hits.

Loyola Marymount 4, Gonzaga 0: Cory Abbott struck out 12 in a five-hit shutout and the No. 23 Lions (33-15, 17-6) took the second of a three-game West Coast Conference series against the Bulldogs (27-17, 16-7).

Gonzaga’s Justin Vernia allowed one run on seven hits and two walks over seven innings.

CC Spokane 6-3, Columbia Basin 4-11: Dustin Yates went 3 for 5 with three RBIs in the first game and the Sasquatch (22-19, 15-13) split a Northwest Athletic Conference doubleheader with the East Region-leading Hawks (34-13, 19-9) in Pasco.

Nick Flesher gave up four runs – one earned – on 10 hits in 8 2/3 innings.

In the second game, Gabe Tolrud went 2 for 2 with three RBIs to pace the Hawks.


Washington 13, Utah 12: Taylor Van Zee made her one hit of the day a big one, knocking in the eventual winning run in the top of the eighth and the No. 8 Huskies (43-11, 16-8) beat the No. 13 Utes (33-14, 13-9) to finish a sweep of a three-game Pac-12 series in Salt Lake City.

Ali Aguilar led off the game with her 10th home run and finished 2 for 4 with three runs and four RBIs, while Casey Stangel went 3 for 3 with three runs and four RBIs.

Washington entered the fifth inning down by 11 and completed its biggest comeback win of the season.

The NCAA softball tournament bracket will be announced on Monday.

Whitworth 3, East Texas Baptist 1: Madi Perez gave up one run on eight hits in a complete game and the Pirates (37-10) topped the host Tigers (37-9) in the Division III regional tournament.

Rheanne Lewis went 3 for 3 with a solo home run and Michelle Silva went 2 for 4 with an RBI.

The teams will face each other again on Sunday with the winner advancing to the Super Regionals May 19-20.

CC Spokane 10-3, Walla Walla 6-4: Hayley Pace had three hits to lead a 12-hit attack in the first game and the Sasquatch (22-18, 13-17) split a Northwest Athletic Conference doubleheader with the Warriors (26-12, 21-9) at SFCC.

In the second game, Walla Walla’s Lyndzie Parker homered to lead the Warriors.

North Idaho 8-12, Yakima Valley 0-4: Kennedy Anderson went 3 for 4 with her 14th home run of the season and three RBIs in the second game to lead the Cardinals (29-13, 20-10) in an NWAC sweep of the visiting Yaks (11-27, 7-25).

Nikki Miller added her 11th home run of the campaign and went 2 for 3.

In the first game, Miller went 2 for 3 with three RBIs while Kayla Curtan went 3 for 3 with two runs.


WCC Championships: Gonzaga women’s team won its third-straight West Coast Conference Championship with their first three-race sweep in program history on Lake Natoma just outside of Sacramento, California.

The Bulldogs claimed their 16th WCC Championship in program history and will travel to the NCAA Championships for the third-straight year, and fourth overall, May 26-28, in Lake Mercer, New Jersey.

The WCC Championship performance tied the best in program history, as they swept the varsity eight, second varsity eight, and varsity four races for the first time since 2008.

Gonzaga head coach Glenn Putyrae was named the WCC Coach of the Year for the third-straight time and eighth time overall. Freshman Alexa Jadallah was named the WCC Coxswain of the Year after leading GU to victory in the varsity eight race. Freshman Caroline Maguire was tabbed the newcomer of the year, rowing with GU’s top crew this season.

Micailah Donner, Olivia Marsh, Meghan McCallum, and Isabelle Belzil were all named All-WCC, as all four were named Preseason All-WCC. All four rowed with GU’s top crew this season and are all first time All-WCC selections.


NCAA Tournament: No. 7 Stanford shut out visiting Big Sky champion Idaho 4-0 in the first round of the NCAA women’s tennis tournament in Stanford, California.

The Vandals traveled with just five players and lost another to injury.

Stanford’s Emily Arbuthnott paired with Taylor Davidson in No. 1 doubles to beat Lucia Badillos and Marianna Petrei 6-3, and the Cardinal began singles with a 2-0 advantage, winning the No. 6 singles court by forfeit. The Cardinal went up 3-0 when Maria Tavares, struggling through back issues, was forced to withdraw at No. 4.

Arbuthnott defeated Shion Watabe 6-2, 6-0 on No.5 court to clinch.

Idaho finished the season 16-8.

Track and Field

Pac-12 Championships: Washington State’s Brock Eager won men’s hammer at the Pac-12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene.

WSU’s Wyatt Meyring placed fourth in the hammer. Other WSU men’s performances of note include Kyler Little (ninth, 3,000-meter steeplechase), Michael Williams (fourth, 10,000-meter run) and Sam Levora (fifth, 10,000 meter-run), Keelan Halligan (fifth, high jump) Peyon Frederickson (sixth, high jump)

On the women’s side, Devon Bortfeld finished sixth and Emily Dwyer seventh in 3,000-meter steeplechase while Kelsey Kehl was third and Atine Kamasi fifth in javelin.

Big Sky Championships: Idaho’s Kaizer Gillispie was first in men’s 400-meter dash and Mack Baxter took men’s 400-meter hurdles in the Big Sky Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, California.

The Vandals’ men’s team finished sixth, and the women’s team place seventh. Eastern Washington’s women placed eighth and the men 12th. Northern Arizona took the women’s title while host Sacramento State was the men’s winner.

Eastern’s Rebecca Tarbert was fifth in women’s 100-meter dash, Sarah Reiter placed fourth in women’s 10,000-meter run and Kesahun McGee finished fifth men’s triple jump.

For Idaho, Halie Raudenbush placed fifth in women’s 1,500-meter run and fourth in 3,000-meter steeplechase, Karina Moreland was fifth and Faith Eruwa sixth in women’s triple jump, Kolcie Bates finished fifth in women’s hammer, Nathan Stark was third in men’s 1,500-meter run, Ben Doucette placed third in men’s 110-meter hurdles and Zack Short was fifth in men’s shot put.

Spokane Shadow

The Spokane Shadow women’s first team opened their championship defense with a comeback 2-1 win on the road against the Olympic Force in the Northwest Premier League.

Kaelyn Barnes and Maddie Haas scored in the second half for the Shadow.

The Spokane Shadow 2 men’s side opened its Evergreen Premier League campaign with a 2-0 loss to Olympic in the second half of the doubleheader.

The Shadow teams play again on Sunday at Washington Premier South Sound in Puyallup.

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