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Area roundup: UCLA rallies to defeat Washington State in baseball

Washington State surrendered an eighth-inning lead for the second straight game and lost to the No. 14 UCLA Bruins 5-4 in Pac-12 baseball at Jackie Robinson Stadium on Sunday in Los Angeles.

The Cougars (4-12, 0-3 Pac-12) held a 4-3 lead in the eighth but UCLA (13-4, 3-0) loaded the bases. The Cougars thought they ended the inning on a strikeout but the pitch was called a ball, then UCLA singled in the tying and go-ahead runs on the next pitch.

Washington State had two-hits apiece from Justin Harrer, Blake Clanton and James Rudkin. Harrer homered for the third straight game. Starter Cody Anderson worked into the eighth for his second straight start, allowing four earned runs with three strikeouts in seven-plus innings.

Washington 3, Arizona 2: Noah Hsue singled home the winning run in the 10th inning, propelling Washington to a 3-2 win and a three-game sweep over Arizona on Sunday at Husky Ballpark.

The Huskies (10-8, 3-0 Pac-12) entered the weekend losers in five of their previous six games, while the Wildcats (10-9, 0-3) rolled into Seattle carrying a five-game win streak.

Pacific Lutheran 15-6, Whitworth 10-2: The Lutes completed a Northwest Conference baseball sweep of the visiting Pirates to take a big early lead in the league standings.

The Lutes closed out Saturday’s suspended game with a 15-9 win and then won the series’ third game 6-2, improving to 12-8 overall and 10-2 in the NWC.

Whitworth fell to 10-10, 5-4 in the NWC. The Pirates are tied with Puget Sound and Whitman for second place in the league standings.


Whitworth swept visiting Pacific Lutheran 4-0 and 10-2 in a Northwest Conference doubleheader. Michelle Silva hit a first-inning grand slam for Whitworth in the opener. Morgan Portlock had two hits and three RBI in the second game.