Christian Padilla slugged two home runs and drove in five runs and Isaac Wersland added a grand slam to lead host CC Spokane to a 14-4 victory over Pierce on Sunday to win its NWAC Super Regional and advance to the conference’s championship tournament.
Jermaine Ducham went 3 for 4 with four RBIs and Cory Wagner pitched the distance in the seven-inning victory that sends the Sasquatch (35-14) to the NWAC tournament – which begins Thursday in Longview, Washington – for the first time since 2005.
Pierce (26-23) forced a winner-take-all finale after beating the Sasquatch 5-1 earlier Sunday. Padilla also homered in that game.
Stanford 4, Washington State 2: The third-ranked Cardinal (43-8, 21-6 Pac-12) scored three runs in the sixth inning and went on to a 4-2 victory over the Cougars in Stanford, California. Danny Sinatro had three hits and starter Parker McFadden struck out nine in 4 2/3 innings for WSU (15-31-1, 7-19-1).
Division III regional: Keaton Boysen’s single in the 10th sent home Ben Marvin with the winning run as Texas Lutheran defeated Willamette 6-5 at Avista Stadium in Spokane to win a berth to the championships in Wisconsin.
NWAC tournament: North Idaho beat Walla Walla 11-4 then Edmonds 7-5 at Spokane’s Merkel Sports Complex to reach the championship game.
At 1:30 p.m. Monday, the Cardinals, who extended their winning streak to 22, will face the winner of the 11 a.m. game between Edmonds and Lower Columbia. If NIC loses, a final game would follow.
Megan Carver and Kennedy Anderson slugged home runs and Bailey Cavanagh and Kalyna Korok each drove in three in the win over Walla Walla. Korok also had three RBIs in the second game.
Madi Mott (28-1) picked up both wins.
NCAA Seattle Regional: The fifth-ranked Washington Huskies (47-8) advanced to Super Regionals for the third consecutive year with a 5-2 win over Minnesota (41-17) in Seattle.
Spokane 2, Kitsap 2: Micheal Ramos and Chase Reidt scored goals for the Shadow in a draw with the host Kitsap Pumas in a National Premier League match.
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