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College baseball roundup: After Gonzaga blows leads, game at CSUN suspended by darkness in 12th inning

From staff reports

The Gonzaga baseball team blew two-run leads in the ninth and 11th innings Friday and the Bulldogs’ nonconference game at Cal State Northridge was suspended because of darkness with the score tied at 8 in the top of the the 12th.

The game will resume at 11 a.m. Saturday, followed by a single game. Saturday’s doubleheader has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday at Matador Field.

The Bulldogs (1-3) led 5-0 after four innings before the Matadors (2-2) began their comeback.

Ryan Sullivan gave the Bulldogs an 8-6 lead in the 11th with a two-run homer, but the Matadors rallied again.

Santa Clara 4, Washington State 2: Ky Bush allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits in 2 1/3 innings as the Cougars (1-5) lost on the road.

Kyle Manzardo hit a two-run double in the first to give the Cougars the lead. But the Broncos scored twice in the bottom of the inning, aiding by a fielding error, and took the lead with two runs in the third.

WSU’s Garrett Gouldsmith led off the ninth with a double, his second hit of the game, to bring the tying run to the plate, but the Cougars were unable to advance him.

Castleton (Vermont) 3, Whitworth 2: The Pirates’ Ryan Kingma (2-1) gave up just one earned run on six hits in six innings but suffered the loss in Los Angeles.

Whitworth (3-4) took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but two errors in the fifth led to three Spartans (1-0) runs.

The Pirates’ Tyler Bailey, Joe Howell and Liam Fitzpatrick all went 2 for 3. Bailey hit a two-run triple and Howell had a double. Connor Grydtal pitched three scoreless innings of one-hit relief, striking out four.

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