Kennedy Anderson went 2 for 4 with her 15th home run of the season and 11th-seeded North Idaho (31-15) advanced to the Northwest Athletic Conference semifinals with a 7-2 win over No. 3 seed Wenatchee Valley (33-11) at Merkel Sports Complex on Friday.
Nikki Miller doubled twice and drove in two while Kayla Moore allowed two runs on eight hits over seven innings for the win.
The Cardinals face No. 7 seed Walla Walla (29-13) on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Earlier in the day, NIC beat sixth-seeded Bellevue 4-0 as Moore gave up four hits and one walk over seven innings for the shutout. Jamie Yurick went 2 for 4 with her fifth homer of the season.
Bellevue 7, CC Spokane 4: Payton Gibbs hit her 19th home run of the season and tossed a complete game to help Bellevue (32-14) eliminate the Sasquatch (23-21).
Bellevue rallied for four runs in the fifth to go up 7-1. Spokane scratched out single runs in each of the fifth, sixth and seventh but its comeback fell short.
Earlier in the day, CCS fell to Wenatchee Valley 4-1.
Washington 8, Montana 0: Taran Alvelo threw a no-hitter with eight strikeouts and the Huskies (44-11) beat the Grizzlies (35-23) in 4 1/2 innings in the first round of the NCAA regionals in Seattle.
Ali Aguilar went 2 for 3 with two runs while Taylor Van Zee added a pair of hits with two RBIs.
Washington plays Michigan, which knocked off Fresno State 3-1, in the Super Regionals next weekend.
Gonzaga 10, BYU 4: Tylor Frost went 3 for 4 with a run and two RBIs and the Zags (30-17, 19-7) beat visiting No. 18 BYU (33-17, 20-6) for the second day in a row in West Coast Conference play.
Gonzaga’s win sets up a winner-take-all between the teams on Saturday for the regular season conference title.
Troy Johnson went 4 for 4 with two runs and an RBI while Sam Brown went 2 for 5 with a pair of doubles, a run and two RBIs. Reliever Casey Legumina allowed three hits over four shutout innings.
Oregon State 4, Washington State 3: The Cougars (24-24, 10-15) nearly pulled the upset against the No. 1 Beavers (43-4, 25-3), but OSU scored twice in the ninth on bases-loaded walks to take the Pac-12 series-opener.
Dillon Plew went 3 for 4 with a run and Shane Matheny went 2 for 3 with an RBI. Starter Damon Jones gave up one run on four hits and two walks over 4 1/3 innings. Scotty Sunitsch took the loss, allowing two runs on one hit and four walks in 2/3 innings.
Beaver lefthander Luke Heimlich entered the game with nation’s best earned-run average (0.76) and allowed three runs – two earned – on eight hits in nine innings.
Stanford 8, Washington 4: Quinn Brodey went 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs and the No. 9 Cardinal (35-14, 16-9) beat the visiting Huskies (26-23, 12-13) in the first of a three-game series in Stanford, California.
Stanford blew the game open with a five-run seventh inning. Matt Winaker homered in the frame and Brandon Wulff added a two-run single.
Gonzaga’s Bianca Pagdanganan completed her first round at the 2017 NCAA Championships at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois, shooting an eight-over 80 to sit in a tie for 56th.
Combined with a difficult setup with 20-25 mph winds and pouring rains and temperatures in the mid 40s, the scores reflected the difficult conditions. She opened her round with a birdie on number two, but three bogeys and three double bogeys followed through the next 16 holes.
No one in the field shot under par, with just August Kim of Purdue and Elodie Van Dievoet of Michigan leading the way at even par.
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