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Area roundup: Washington State’s Alissa Brooks-Johnson leads Pac-12 heptathlon after one day

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Washington State redshirt senior Alissa Brooks-Johnson leads the heptathlon after one day of the Pac-12 Combined Events Championship in Stanford, California.

Brooks-Johnson, a two-time Pac-12 heptathlon champion, totaled 3,568 points on Saturday, a personal best after one day, and leads UCLA’s Kendall Gustafson by five points.

Brooks-Johnson ran the 100-meter hurdles in a personal-best 13.68 seconds; high jumped 5 feet, 8 inches for a PR; threw the shot put 41-2 1/4 for a PR; and ran a wind-aided PR of 24.40 in the 200.

The event concludes Sunday.


Yakima Valley 10-14, CC Spokane 0-4: Bryce Beck had six RBIs in the second game as the host Yaks (40-6, 22-2 Northwest Athletic Conference) clinched at least a tie for the East Region title with a sweep of the Sasquatch (31-11, 18-6).

Gerald Hein won the seven-inning opener, striking out nine and allowing three hits. CCS led the second game 4-0 after Jadan Vandervert followed Christian Padilla’s RBI single in the second with an RBI double.

Lewis-Clark State 2, Whitworth 1: The host Warriors (38-10), ranked No. 6 in the NAIA, scored on a sacrifice fly and bases-loaded walk to hold off the Pirates (16-20) in nonconference play in Lewiston.

Pirates relief pitcher Brett Thomas had an RBI single in the sixth.


(5) Washington 2, Oregon State 0: Gabbie Plain (15-4) scattered three hits during a complete game and the Huskies (43-8, 14-8 Pac-12) homered on their only two hits to edge the Beavers (26-25, 7-13) in Corvallis.

UW’s Noelle Hee hit her sixth homer in the fourth and Kirstyn Thomas added her 12th homer in the sixth. OSU’s Meehra Nelson (13-10) pitched her 10th complete game of the season, striking out four to reach 100 for the season.

North Idaho, 22-13, Treasure Valley 0-1: Jori Kerr finished the day with three homers and 12 RBIs to power the Cardinals (43-3, 28-2 NWAC) to a doubleheader sweep of the Chukars (18-26, 17-13) in Ontario, Oregon.

NIC’s Madi Mott won the opener, a five-inning no-hitter, striking out eight in four innings.

The Cardinals hit eight homers on the day. Kayla Curtan went 7 for 9 with eight runs and four RBIs; Megan Carver was 5 for 9 with five runs and five RBIs; and Kennedy Anderson finished 6 for 9 with six RBIs.

CC Spokane 21-15, Blue Mountain 2-7: Kirsten Anstrom (University High) finished the day with three homers and six RBIs while leading the Sasquatch (18-20, 12-18 NWAC) to a sweep of the Timberwolves (1-39, 1-29) in Pendleton, Oregon.

CCS’ Leslie Jones (Shadle Park) went 6 for 11 with a triple and double in the opener. Katelyn Sage of the Sasquatch went 5 for 8 and homered in the second game.