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Area roundup: Four pitchers combine on Washington State’s second no-hitter of the season

UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018

From left, relievers Ryan Walker and Collin Maier, catcher Robert Teel, starting pitcher Parker McFadden and reliever A.J. Block gather for photo after a combined no-hitter on Sunday. (WSU photo / WSU photo)
From left, relievers Ryan Walker and Collin Maier, catcher Robert Teel, starting pitcher Parker McFadden and reliever A.J. Block gather for photo after a combined no-hitter on Sunday. (WSU photo / WSU photo)

Four Washington State pitchers combined on the Cougars’ second no-hitter of the season in a 5-0 series-sweeping victory over Santa Clara on Sunday in Pullman.

Scotty Sunitsch no-hit Oregon on April 8. It’s the first time WSU has had two no-hitters in the same season since 1976.

Parker McFadden (1-0), making his first start since 2016, went five innings. McFadden, A.J. Block, Collin Maier and Ryan Walker combined to strike out nine Broncos (16-20) and walk four.

Andres Alvarez had a double and a triple while Dillon Plew had a two-run double for WSU (13-20).

Washington 4, California 3 (10): Nick Kahle drove home Levi Jordan in the 10th and the Huskies (18-17, 9-6) rallied to beat the Bears (23-14, 9-9) in Berkeley.

Record-setting rally: Lewis-Clark State, trailing 10-1 after three innings, posted the largest comeback in the program’s storied history, edging host Oregon Tech 16-14 in Klamath Falls, beating the Owls for the 33rd straight time in the doubleheader sweep.

Women’s golf

Big Sky Tournament: Sophie Hausmann shot a final-round 68 to finish at 10-under 206 to give herself and Idaho individual and conference titles for the second time in three years.

The team finished 2 over, 10 strokes ahead of second-place Sacramento State at Boulder Creek GC in Boulder City, Nevada. Both Hausmann and the team set tournament records for the lowest total scores.

Idaho’s Michelle Kim finished second at 210.

The Vandals qualified for the NCAA regionals.

Eastern Washington was fifth at 30 over, led by Alexa Clark, who tied for seventh at 220.

Pac-12 Tournament: Washington State was eighth at 12 over, 13 strokes back of leader UCLA, after the opening round at Broadmoor GC in Seattle. Madison Odiorne was WSU’s top golfer at 1-under 71, tied for ninth, three strokes behind a trio tied for first.

NWC Tournament: Whitworth finished the season with a third-place finish at Oakbrook GC in Lakewood, Washington, at 93 over and also placed third in the final NWC standings.

Jaymie Pentony was the Pirates’ top finisher in a tie for 10th at 21-over 165.

Shiyan Fan led tournament champion Whitman to the tournament title, tying at 3 over before winning in a playoff. Whitman finished tied with George Fox atop the NWC and advances to the NCAA Division III tournament via a tiebreaker.

Men’s golf

NWC Tournament: Whitworth placed second to Pacific Lutheran at Oakbrook GC in Lakewood, Washington, 14 strokes back of the Lutes, who also finished first in the overall standings with the Pirates second.

Sam Stiles led Whitworth at 5-over 147 to tie for sixth. Willamette’s Sam Hinton, who finished at 1 over, won the individual title in a playoff.

Softball

UCLA 1, Washington 0: The third-ranked Bruins (40-3, 15-3 Pac-12) beat the No. 1 Huskies (41-5, 12-5) in Los Angeles to sweep a three-game series.

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