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Area roundup: No. 8 Stanford baseball downs WSU

From staff and wire reports

Matt Winaker went 2 for 5 with a double, stolen base and two RBIs and visiting No. 8 Stanford (39-14, 20-9) beat Washington State (24-28, 10-19) 5-3 in the second of a regular-season ending three-game series on Friday.

The Cardinal needed a four-run rally in the seventh to win their sixth straight game.

Shane Matheny went 2 for 4 with an RBI and Andrews Alvarez added three hits for the Cougars.

USC at Washington: Matthew Acosta went 3 for 5 with a home run, a triple and three RBIs and the Trojans (21-33, 8-21) topped the Huskies (27-26, 13-15) in the second of a three-game regular season-ending Pac-12 series in Seattle.

Joey Morgan homered with two RBIs for Washington.

Softball

Washington 10, Utah 1: Morganne Flores went 2 for 3 with two home runs and seven RBIs and the No. 7 Huskies (47-11) beat the No. 16 Utes in an NCAA Super Regional matchup.

Tayor Van Zee went 3 for 4 with a solo homer and Casey Stangel went 2 for 2 with two runs and two RBIs. Taran Alvelo (31-6) tossed a complete game and allowed four runs on seven hits.

The teams play again on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Golf

Whitworth selected former Pirate player and current Community Colleges of Spokane coach Scott Kramer as the men’s golf coach.

Kramer replaces Heritage Gallery Hall of Famer Warren Friedrichs, who announced his retirement in February.

Kramer has served as the men’s golf coach at CCS for ten seasons, winning six Northwest Athletic Conference titles along the way. His teams won 50 tournaments and he coached 36 individual medalists.

A five-time NWAC Coach of the Year, Kramer will take over a Whitworth team that finished third in the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference standings in 2016-17, won the 2017 NWC Tournament and returns six of its seven players in 2017-18.

Track and Field

NCAA Division I Regionals: Gonzaga’s Troy Fraley qualified for the national championships in men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase, winning the event at the NCAA Division I West Regionals at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.

The NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships and June 7-10 in Eugene.

Washington State’s CJ Allen qualified in men’s 400-meter hurdles with the fourth-fastest time and lifetime-best 49.40 seconds. Allen placed 12th and earned All-America second team honors in the 2016 finals.

NCAA Division III Championships: Whitworth’s Sarah Martinez and Kayla Leland failed to advance in their respective events at the NCAA Division III Championships in Geneva, Ohio.

Martinez finished 22nd in women’s 400-meter dash, while Leland took 20th in women’s 800-meter run.

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