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Area roundup: No. 8 Stanford baseball completes sweep of Washington State

From staff and wire reports

Chris Castellanos allowed one run over eight innings and No. 8 Stanford (40-14, 21-9) pounded Washington State (24-29, 10-20) 15-1 to complete a three-game sweep of a regular-season ending Pac-12 series in Seattle.

The Cougars end the season on a seven-game losing streak.

Stanford’s Brandon Wulff went 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs, while Matt Winaker and Nico Noerner had three hits apiece.

The Cougars’ Dillon Plew, J.J. Hancock and Cal Waterman all had three hits apiece.

USC at Washington: John Naff went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs and the Huskies (28-26, 14-16) beat the Trojans (21-34, 8-22) in the regular-season finale to take the three-game Pac-12 series in Seattle.

AJ Graffanino went 3 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs while starter Jordan Jones allowed one run on five hits and a walk over six innings.

Softball

Utah at Washington: BreOnna Castenada and Kelly Martinez both homered as the No. 16 Utes (37-15) put up seven in the third and held off the No. 7 Huskies (47-12) in the second game of an NCAA Super Regional in Seattle.

Utah’s win forces a Game 3 on Sunday at 7 p.m.

Washington scored two in the fourth and single runs in the sixth and seventh to make it a one-run game.

Rowing

NCAA Championships: All three of No. 15 Washington State rowing’s boats finished in the top-three of their respective heats on Saturday to advance to the Sunday’s C Finals at the 2017 NCAA Championships held at Mercer Lake in West Windsor, New Jersey, under sunny and breezy conditions.

Gonzaga’s varsity four surged to a runner-up finish in its heat to return to the C Final after missing it last year. Both eights boats just missed the C Finals in very close races and will participate in the D Finals on Sunday.

Track and Field

NCAA Division I Regionals: Colorado’s John Dressel (Mt. Spokane) placed fourth in his semifinal section in men’s 5,000-meter run on the third and final day of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field West Regionals at at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the university of Texas in Austin, Texas.

Dressel qualified for the NCAA Division I National Championships, June 9-11 in Eugene. The top 12 athletes in each discipline qualify for nationals.

Eastern Washington’s Kaili Keefe was the closest Eagle to a qualifying mark on the third day of the regionals. She placed 23rd with a time of 4:33.87 in women’s 1,500-meter run. Sarah Reiter placed 25th in the 5,000-meter run and Scottie Miller placed 42nd in discuss.

Gonzaga’s Jake Perrin finished 39th in men’s 5,000-meter run.

Washington State had a host of athletes compete but fail to qualify for nationals. The WSU men’s 4x100m relay squad ran a time of season-best time of 40.20 seconds for 20th.

Kiana Davis finished 16th and Greer Alsop placed 29th in women’s triple jump, Peyton Fredrickson (high jump) finished tied at 16th, Sam Levora (men’s 5000-meter run) finished 25th, Devon Bortfeld (women’s 5,000-meter run) placed 37th and Adam Mahama (men’s discus) took 21st.

NCAA Division III Championships: Whitworth’s Kayla Leland closed out the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio, with a school record and third-place finish in the women’s 1,500 meter run at 4:25.30.

Leland also finished 11th in the 5,000 meters and Kayla Brase took ninth place in the women’s triple jump.

Soccer

Spokane 2, Pierce County FC 1: The Spokane Shadow Men’s First Team posted its first-ever victory in the National Premier Soccer League with a 2-1 win in Bonney Lake against Pierce County FC, moving them to 1-0-2 on the season.

A trio of Whitworth players were key in the result on the road with Spencer Wolfe, the team captain, finding fellow Pirate Kyle Morris 20 minutes into the first half for the go-ahead goal. Eric Espinoza pushed the lead to two in the 63rd minute.

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