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Area roundup: Gonzaga wins, takes 3 of 4 from Rice

UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018

Branson Trube belted a two-run home run and added a two-run double and Ernie Yake collected three hits, including a double, drove in two runs and scored twice, sparking the Gonzaga Bulldogs (9-5) to a 10-2 victory over the Rice Owls (7-10) on Sunday in Houston.

Mac Lardner (1-1) pitched seven innings and allowed just one run on seven hits and two walks to pick up his first win of the season for Gonzaga.

The Zags, who beat Rice three times in the four-game series, head to Eugene to play the Oregon Ducks on Tuesday.

•Ken Waldichuk pitched seven shutout innings, allowing two hits and three walks, to lead the Saint Mary’s Gaels (9-5) to a 3-1 win over the Washington State Cougars in nonconference play in Pullman.

Justin Harrer had two hits, including a triple, and scored for the Cougs (4-8).

•Matthew Young fired a complete-game three-hitter, allowing one run while striking out six, to lead the front-running Whitworth Pirates (10-7, 5-1) to a 7-1 victory over the visiting George Fox Bruins (14-6, 8-4) in Northwest Conference play.

Liam Fitzpatrick had two hits and scored twice, Joel Condreay singled, walked twice and drove in a pair and Ben Wintringer had two hits and two RBIs for the Pirates.

•Eduardo Peraza had three hits and drove in three runs and Jermaine Ducham added a two-run home run to propel the Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch to a 10-0 victory and a split of a nonconference doubleheader with Pierce. Cory Wagner (2-0) allowed two hits and three walks in six shutout innings to pick up the win. Pierce won the opener 7-6. Ducham had three hits and scored three runs in the opener, while Mitch Guiberson added a two-run homer.

Softball

Kinsey McNaught had two hits and drove in a pair of runs and Erica Gott went the distance on the mound, allowing three runs on eight hits, to lead the Whitworth Pirates (10-8, 3-3) to a 3-0 victory and a sweep of their Northwest Conference doubleheader against the Puget Sound Loggers (3-14, 1-7) in Tacoma.

Kelsey Downey had three hits, including a double, and three RBIs to lead the Pirates to a 9-3 win in the opener. Michelle Silva added two hits and two RBIs for the Whits.

Track and field

Scout Cai, a Colfax graduate, compiled a personal-best 3,790 points and finished fifth to earn All-America status, competing in the pentathlon for Seattle Pacific at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships in Pittsburg, Kansas.

Cai set personal records in the 60-meter hurdles (9.1 seconds), shot put (35 feet, 3 3/4 inches) and long jump (18-1 1/4).

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