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Area roundup: Sweep gives Community Colleges of Spokane baseball nine-game winning streak

From staff reports

Justin Lutz and Aaron Fritts homered during a five-run ninth inning Saturday to start Community Colleges of Spokane toward a 7-4, 3-2 sweep of Treasure Valley in Northwest Athletic Association baseball in Ontario, Oregon.

The Sasquatch (17-5, 4-0) improved their winning streak to nine games and took the early lead in the East Region.

Marcus Cain struck out 11 in the second game, which the Sasquatch won with a three-run eighth.

Reed Harrington earned a save in both games.

Arizona State 7, Washington State 0: Eli Lingos pitched a complete-game shutout and the Sun Devils (13-14, 5-4 Pac-12) had five hits during a three-run second to defeat the host Cougars (7-15, 3-6) and avoid a sweep.

Lingos allowed six hits, struck out seven and walked one. Taylor Lane and Carter Aldrete had two RBIs apiece for ASU.

WSU’s JJ Hancock doubled to extend his hitting streak to six games.

WSU won the first two games of the series in extra innings.

Saint Mary’s 2, Gonzaga 1 (12): Brett Rasso doubled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th and the Gaels (15-10, 5-4 West Coast Conference) edged the Bulldogs (13-12, 4-5) to win the series 2-1 in Moraga, California.

GU’s Mac Lardner allowed four hits and one earned run in 7 1/3 innings, striking out three and walking three.

The Zags took a 1-0 lead in the first on Jake Vieth’s sacrifice fly. Ernie Yake, who led off the game with a single and stole second base, scored on the sac fly.

Washington 9, USC 5: Levi Jordan’s two-out, two-run single during a four-run eighth snapped a 5-all tie and allowed the Huskies (13-11, 6-3 Pac-12) to defeat the Trojans (13-11, 3-6) in Los Angeles.

Alex Hardy (2-0) recorded the final eight outs as the Huskies won the series 2-1.

Lewis & Clark 3, Whitworth 2: Jacob Serafini’s two-out RBI single in the fourth snapped a 2-all tie and the host Pioneers (7-24, 4-14 Northwest Conference) edged the Pirates (14-15, 9-9) to avoid a sweep of the three-game series in Portland.

Tyler Bailey’s second homer of the season, a two-run shot to left, gave the Pirates a 2-0 lead in the first. Pirates starter Matthew Young (3-4) allowed seven hits and three earned runs in five innings.

Softball

(1) Washington 9, Stanford 0: Gabbie Plain (11-1) pitched a two-hitter, striking out eight, and Amirah Milloy hit a three-run homer in the third as the top-ranked Huskies (35-2, 7-2 Pac-12) swept the Cardinal (20-13, 1-5) in Stanford, California.

Emma Helm went 3 for 3 with two runs and two RBIs for the Huskies, who outscored Stanford 27-1 in three games.

(25) Linfield 15-5, Whitworth 6-4: Cheyenne Fletcher finished the day 4 for 6 with two homers, five runs and four RBIs to lead the 25th-ranked Wildcats (25-7, 17-3 Northwest Conference) to a sweep over the host Pirates (17-13, 10-8).

Pirates leadoff hitter Kaylie Lowery finished the day 5 for 8 with three runs.

Whitworth led the second game 3-2 when Jacinda Swiger tripled in a run in the fifth and scored on Fletcher’s homer to left-center. The Pirates’ Michelle Silva had a solo homer in the bottom of the inning.

CC Spokane 14-5, Treasure Valley 13-11: Hannah Springs finished the day 6 for 7 with three homers and 10 RBIs to help the Sasquatch (16-6, 7-4 NWAC) split with the Chukars (7-11, 7-5) at Spokane Falls CC.

Springs had two homers and eight RBIs in the opener, which the Sasquatch won with her sacrifice fly and an error on the same play in the seventh.

North Idaho 17-18, Blue Mountain 2-2: Bailey Cavanaugh and Kalyna Korok had five RBIs apiece on the day to lead the Cardinals (20-2, 11-1 NWAC) to a sweep over the visiting Timberwolves (0-22, 0-12).

Madi Mott drove in four runs and earned the win in the opener, striking out seven.

Track and field

Alissa Brooks-Johnson posted career-best marks in the women’s hurdles (400 meters, first place, 57.86 seconds; 100, third place, 13.73) and ran the anchor leg on the second-place 4X100 relay (45.60) to guide Washington State’s efforts at the Jim Bush Legends meet in Los Angeles.

  • Kari Hamilton (34:55.83) ran the third-fastest women’s 10,000 in Eastern Washington history to lead the Eagles’ efforts at the Stanford Invitational/San Francisco Distance Carnival. EWU’s Alexis Rolan ran the second-fastest women’s 100 (11.65) in EWU history at the Texas Relays in Austin.
  • Whitworth’s men and women both placed third at the Shotwell Invitational in Tacoma. Kayla Leland won the women’s 5,000 in 17:04.28 and Andrew Bloom took his fourth consecutive win in the javelin (208 feet, 10 inches).

Women’s rowing

Washington’s varsity 8 (6 minutes, 30.67 seconds) and varsity 4 (7:25.48) defeated Washington State during the Boeing Apple Cup Series at Seattle’s Montlake Cut.

  • Gonzaga’s varsity 4 (7:34.7) won by 11 seconds during a dual against Oregon State on Dexter Lake in Eugene.
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