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Area roundup: Eastern Washington freshman Alexis Rolan wins two events at Sam Adams track and field meet

From staff reports

Eastern Washington freshman Alexis Rolan won the women’s 100- and 200-meter dashes and placed third in the long jump Friday on the final day of the 13th Sam Adams Classic track and field meet at Whitworth University.

Rolan ran 12.05 seconds in the 100 and 24.91 in the 200. Her effort of 18 feet, 4 1/4 inches in the long jump trailed Rechelle Meade (19- 3/4), who competed unattached, and Eagles teammate Maegan McCurdy (18-4 1/2).

Also for EWU’s women, Sam Lester won the discus (146-2) and Tierra White took the high jump (5-2 1/2).

For EWU’s men, Quintin Porterfield won the 400 in 50.36 and Keshun McGee won the long jump at 23-3 1/2.

Washington State athletes won six events: Molly Scharmann, women’s pole vault, 13-1 1/2; Chrisshnay Brown, women’s shot put, 44-5 1/4; Tucker Mjelde, men’s pole vault, 15-1; Peyton Fredrickson and Mitch Jacobson, tied for first in men’s high jump, 6-6 3/4; Tyler Jackson, men’s discus, 161-7; and Cameron Dean, men’s steeplechase, 9:41.74.

Three athletes won events for the host Pirates: Marissa Mount, women’s 3,000 steeplechase, 11:09.22; Kayla Leland, women’s 10,000, 36:03.02; and Andrew Bloom, men’s javelin, 204-11.

Baseball

Arizona 5, Washington State 4: Cal Stevenson finished 3 for 5 with two runs and one run batted in and the Wildcats (12-9, 1-3) held off the Cougars (4-13, 0-4) to open a three-game Pac-12 Conference series in Tucson, Arizona.

Trailing 5-0, the Cougars rallied with a four-run eighth. Justin Harrer and James Rudkin had two-run singles in the inning.

WSU’s Robert Teel reached second base on a one-out throwing error in the top of the ninth, but the game ended when he later was thrown out attempting to steal third base.

BYU 6, Gonzaga 2: Hayden Rogers (3-2) allowed five hits and two earned runs in 5 1/3 innings, striking out seven, and the Cougars (12-9, 2-3) defeated the Bulldogs (11-10, 2-3) to clinch the West Coast Conference three-game series in Provo, Utah.

Daniel Schneemann and Brock Hale drove in two runs apiece for the Cougars, who took a 6-0 lead after a four-run fifth aided by two GU errors.

Nick Brooks had a two-run single to left-center in the sixth for the Bulldogs.

Zags starter Daniel Bies (3-2) struck out nine but allowed eight hits and four earned runs in six innings.

CC Spokane 4-4-6, Bellevue 1-0-1: Cory Wagner, Rhyse Frey and Reed Harrington combined on a four-hit shutout in the middle game as the Sasquatch (12-5) completed a rare three-game nonconference sweep over the Bulldogs (5-13) at Spokane Falls CC.

In the opener, Brian Hill’s two-out, two-run double capped a three-run sixth to give the Sasquatch the win despite being limited to two hits. The rally began with Mitch Dean’s two-out walk. Mitch Guiberson was hit by a pitch and Dean scored when Eddie Peraza reached first on an infield error.

Marcus Cain earned the win with three innings of one-hit ball, striking out three.

Nick Flesher allowed two hits and no earned runs in five inning, striking out nine, to lead CCS in the final game.

Aaron Fritts and Justin Lutz had RBI singles during the Sasquatch’s three-run fifth in the second game.

Washington at (1) Oregon State, ppd.: The Huskies’ Pac-12 Conference series-opening game against the top-ranked Beavers was rained out in Corvallis.

The teams will make up the game as part of a doubleheader Saturday, starting at 1 p.m.

Softball

(1) Washington 2, (9) Arizona 1 (8): Julia DePonte homered to lead off the bottom of the eighth, giving her 10 on the season, and the Huskies (30-2, 2-2) edged the Wildcats (24-4, 3-1) to open a three-game Pac-12 series at Husky Softball Stadium.

UW’s Taran Alvelo (14-1) struck out a career-high 14, allowing two hits and one earned run on Alyssa Palomino’s homer in the sixth for a 1-0 Arizona lead. Sis Bates’ two-out RBI single in the seventh forced extra innings.

North Idaho 15-16, Columbia Basin 4-8: Kayla Curtan finished the day 7 for 9 with seven runs and eight RBIs to lead the Cardinals (15-1, 6-0 Northwest Athletic Conference) to a sweep over the Hawks (4-10, 0-2) in Pasco.

Cardinals leadoff hitter Mckenzie Schaller also finished 7 for 9, with six runs and four RBIs.

Curtan homered in both games and had two doubles in the second game. NIC’s Kennedy Anderson had five of her seven RBIs in the second game.

Wenatchee Valley 6-18, CC Spokane 5-4: McDarra Von Stein’s RBI single in the bottom of the eighth in the opener started the host Knights (9-5, 5-1 NWAC) toward a sweep over the Sasquatch (7-4, 0-3).

Kylee Brulotte went 3 for 4 and Sierra Brown homered as the Knights scored seven runs in the fourth inning to blow open the five-inning second game.

Tia Pau went 3 for 3 for the Sasquatch in the second game. Melina Mendoza went 3 for 5 in the opener.

Women’s tennis

Washington State 4, USC 1: The Cougars (17-1, 2-0 Pac-12) defeated the Trojans for the first time in program history, a span of 25 matches.

WSU’s Michaela Bayerlova defeated Gabby Smith 6-3, 6-3 at No. 1 singles. WSU’s Melisa Ates clinched the match with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 win over Sydney Van Alphen at No. 6 singles.

WSU hadn’t defeated a Pac-12 team from California since 2002.

Swimming

Whitworth’s Patrick Wilber placed 15th in the men’s 100-yard backstroke, becoming the first Pirates swimmer to score at the NCAA Division III Championships in Indianapolis.

Wilber timed 49.89 seconds in the consolation final.

Whitworth’s Byron Rossmiller placed 35th (52.57) in the men’s 100 backstroke preliminaries. The Pirates’ Hannah Galbraith took 24th (56.46) in the women’s 100 backstroke prelims.

All three Pirates will compete Saturday in the 200 backstroke in the final day of the meet.

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