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Area roundup: Whitworth’s softball season ends with loss in title game of NCAA regional

UPDATED: Sun., May 14, 2017

Tenth-ranked East Texas Baptist ended Whitworth’s season with a 7-5 victory in the championship game of the NCAA Division III Regional in Marshall, Texas.

The Tigers (38-9) move on to the Super Regionals while the No. 17 Pirates (37-11) concluded their most successful season, setting a program record for victories while recording their first Northwest Conference title and first two NCAA playoff wins.

Shannon Wessel slugged a three-run homer for the Pirates. Madi Perez (25-6) took the loss but finished the season with school season records for wins and complete games (21).


Washington State placed fourth in the Pac-12 championships on Lake Natoma near Sacramento, California.

The WSU varsity eight and second varsity eight placed fourth while the varsity four was sixth and third varsity eight fifth.

Washington ended California’s two-year title streak, winning the championship.


Gonzaga 6, Loyola-Marymount 5: Jeff Bohling slugged a three-run homer and Jake Roberts had a two-run single in the Bulldogs’ win over the Lions (33-16, 17-7 West Coast Conference) in Spokane, handing the LMU their first series loss this season.

Tyler Frost and Justin Jacobs had two hits each for the Bulldogs (28-17, 17-7), who moved into a second-place tie with LMU.

Casey Lugumina (1-4) got the win with three innings of relief and Wyatt Mills notched his 10th save with three innings of work.

UCLA 12, Washington State 2: The Bruins beat the Cougars in Pullman to salvage the final game of a three-game series. The Cougars have won four straight conference series for the first time since 1995.

Andres Alvarez had three hits for the Cougars (24-22, 10-14 Pac-12) as he extended his hitting streak to 10 games.

The Bruins (25-23, 14-10) slugged two home runs among their 15 hits.

Washington 4, Arizona State 0: Joe DeMers threw eight shutout innings and the Huskies (26-22, 12-12 Pac-12) rode an early lead to the win over the Sun Devils in Seattle.

Track and field

The Washington State men placed sixth with 68.5 points for their best finish since 2009 and the women took ninth with 45 points to tie Cal as the Pac-12 championships concluded in Eugene.

The host Ducks swept for the ninth straight year. Washington’s men were seventh and the women fourth.

Two-time 400-meter hurdles champion CJ Allen of WSU was second Sunday in 49.54 seconds, edged by UCLA’s Rai Benjamin (49.52).

Other WSU placers on the final day:

100: Ja’Maun Charles, third, 10.29; 800: Matthew Swanson, fifth, 1:50.10, and Justin Janke, eighth, 1:51.70; 110 hurdles: Christapherson Grant, fifth, 14.34, and Nick Johnson, seventh, 16.61; 400 relay: third, 40.36; 1600 relay: fifth, 3:10.40; Triple jump: Robby Flores, eighth, 48 feet, 8 3/4 inches; Discus: Adam Mahama, eighth, 172-3.

Lateah Holmes finished in a three-way tie for third in the high jump at 5-7 3/4 as the top WSU women’s finisher Sunday. Kiana Davis also jumped 5-7 3/4 and took seventh.

Other WSU placers:

400 hurdles: Liz Harper, seventh, 1:01.27; 400 relay: WSU, fourth, 45.91; TJ: Kiana Davis, fifth, 42-8.


The Spokane Shadow women took a 3-0 win over Washington Premier South Sound in Puyallup to finish 2-0 after their first weekend of Northwest Premier League play.

The win avenged the Shadow’s only loss from last season.

Scoring were Darby Doyle, Callie Best and Jael Hagerott. High school sophomore goalie AJ Crooks finished the weekend with just one goal allowed.

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