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Area roundup: Washington State holds off Arizona for first Pac-12 baseball win

From staff reports

Robert Teel’s two-run single capped a five-run first inning and Ryan Walker struck out the side in the bottom of the ninth Saturday to lead Washington State (5-13, 1-4) to a 5-4 Pac-12 Conference baseball win over Arizona (12-10, 1-4) in Tucson, Arizona.

WSU starter Scotty Sunitsch (2-1) allowed six hits and one earned run in five innings. Walker, who earned his second save, pitched 2 2/3 hitless innings with five strikeouts.

The Cougars, protecting their 5-4 lead, loaded the bases with one out in the ninth before the next two batters struck out.

The Wildcats scored twice and had the bases loaded with no outs in the seventh, but Cougars relievers Michael Newstrom and Walker shut the door.

Gonzaga 4, BYU 3: Mac Lardner pitched two-hit ball over six innings and the Bulldogs (12-10, 3-3 West Coast Conference) scored three runs in the eighth inning to defeat the Cougars (12-10, 2-4) to complete a three-game series in Provo, Utah.

Second baseman Brendan McClary, making his first start of the season, finished 2 for 4 as the Bulldogs (12-10, 3-3) salvaged a victory in the series. The Cougars dropped to 12-10, 2-4.

Lardner allowed two hits and one earned run, striking out six and walking four. Casey Legumina (2-1) worked the final three innings, allowing three hits and one earned run, striking out four and walking none.

With the score tied at 1, the Bulldogs started their rally against Bo Burrup (1-1) in the eighth, beginning with McClary’s single. Gunnar Schubert’s infield single with the bases loaded drove in the first run. Austin Pinorini added an RBI walk and Daniel Fredrickson was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

BYU rallied for two runs in the eighth, but Legumina worked a 1-2-3 ninth to cap the win.

(1) Oregon State 16-5, Washington 1-2: Steven Kwan’s two-run single capped a three-run second and the top-ranked Beavers (20-1, 5-0) held off the Huskies (10-10, 3-2) to complete a Pac-12 doubleheader sweep in Corvallis.

Luke Heimlich (5-0) struck out 13 and Kyle Nobach had four RBIs as OSU cruised in the opener.

Whitworth 6, Puget Sound 1: Hugh Smith (4-0) struck out nine in eight innings and JT. Phelan had a two-run single during a four-run fourth as the Pirates (11-12, 6-6 Northwest Conference) defeated the Loggers (12-10, 6-6) to break a five-game losing streak.

Morning snow forced a late start to a scheduled doubleheader. The teams are scheduled to play a doublheader Sunday, starting at 11 a.m.

Smith allowed four hits and one earned run. The only hit he allowed through six innings was a leadoff infield single in the first.

The Pirates’ Tyler Bailey singled and scored in the second and had an RBI single in the third for a 2-0 lead.

CC Spokane 7, Bellevue 0: Connor Grytdal worked seven shutout innings and Mitch Dean hit a solo homer as the Sasquatch (13-5) completed a four-game nonconference sweep over the Bulldogs (5-14) at Spokane Falls CC.

Jadan Vandervert went 2 for 5, with a double, and Justin Lutz scored twice for the Sasquatch.

CCS extended its winning streak to five. The Bulldogs have lost 10 consecutive games.

CCS will open Northwest Athletic Conference play Wednesday at home against Wenatchee Valley.


(1) Washington 4, (9) Arizona 3 (8): Taryn Atlee’s one-out RBI double in the eighth lifted the Huskies (31-2, 3-2 Pac-12) past the Wildcats (24-5, 3-2) at Husky Softball Stadium.

After Arizona took a 3-2 lead in the top of the sixth, Emma Helm led off UW’s sixth with a solo homer. Reliever Taran Alvelo (15-1) earned the win, striking out four in two hitless innings.

CC Spokane 7-10, Columbia Basin 5-9: Hannah Springs’ three-run homer highlighted an eight-run sixth and the Sasquatch (9-2, 2-1) completed a Northwest Athletic Conference sweep over the Hawks (4-12, 0-4) in Pasco.

Springs had four RBIs and the Sasquatch scored three in the seventh to win the opener.

North Idaho 12-7, Wenatchee Valley 1-9: Madi Mott pitched a four-hitter, striking out nine, and Kayla Curtan and Kalyna Korok had three runs apiece as the visiting Cardinals (16-2, 7-1 NWAC) defeated the Knights (8-6, 4-2) in the opener.

The Knights scored six runs in the sixth, highlighted by Kaitlyn Scoble’s two-run triple, to overcome a 6-0 deficit in the second game.

Willamette at Whitworth (DH), ppd.: The Pirates’ Northwest Conference home doubleheader was snowed out. The teams will play their regularly scheduled doubleheader on Sunday and make up Saturday’s doubleheader at a later date.

Men’s golf

Derek Bayley tied for 21st place and his Washington State Cougars placed ninth at the Bighorn Invitational in Palm Desert, California.

Bayley completed three rounds at 2-under-par 214, nine shots behind medalist Bryan Baumgarten of team champion Illinois.

WSU finished at 868, with a 3-under 285 in the final round.

WSU’s Zach Anderson and AJ Armstrong fired third-round 69s.

Women’s rowing

No. 15 Washington State advanced all four of its crews to Sunday’s Grand Finals at the San Diego Crew Classic on Mission Bay.

The Cougars placed in the top two in three of their preliminaries heats.

Gonzaga will race in three petite finals on Sunday.


Whitworth senior Patrick Wilber closed out his career with a 16th-place finish in the men’s 200-yard backstroke on the last day of the NCAA Division III Championships in Indianapolis.

Wilber, who placed 15th in Friday’s 100-yard backstroke, finished in 1 minute, 51.99 seconds in the 200 back consolation final.

Pirates sophomore Byron Rossmiller finished 32nd in men’s 200 backstroke preliminaries in 1:53.99. Another sophomore, Hannah Galbraith, placed 22nd in women’s 200 backstroke preliminaries in 2:04.08.

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