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Area roundup: North Idaho softball wins twice at NWAC Championship

UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019

From staff reports

Maddy Mott threw a five-hitter and North Idaho’s softball team topped Clackamas 5-1 Saturday in a second-round game at the Northwest Athletic Conference Championship at Merkel Complex.

Sara Williams went 3 for 3 with two RBIs and Devinne Amesquita also drove in two for the Cardinals (35-9), who advanced to play Walla Walla on Sunday.

In NIC’s first game, Amesquita homered twice and drove in four runs, and the Cardinals defeated SW Oregon 13-0.

Mott struck out eight in four innings and went 3 for 3 with three runs and three RBIs.

Also at the tourney, Shelby Kwak drove in a pair of runs, and Douglas (35-10) defeated CC Spokane 4-3 in a second-round game.

Gracie Olsen drove in all three runs for the Sasquatch (21-21), and Shelby Claassen struck out 12 in a complete game.

Earlier, Kirsten Anstrom had five RBIs as CCS knocked off No. 2 seed Mt. Hood. Tabitha Bartolome notched four hits and Olsen had three RBIs.

CCS will face Lower Columbia in a loser-out game Sunday.

Baseball

Danny Sinatro went 3 for 5 with a key two-run double, and Washington State beat Utah 8-4 in Salt Lake City to salvage the finale of a three-game series.

Sinatro’s double came after Jared Thurber worked a bases-loaded walk in the eighth to break a 4-all tie. Collin Montez added a home run in the ninth for the Cougars (11-39-1, 3-23-1 Pac-12), who snapped a six-game skid.

Oliver Dunn went 3 for 5 for the Utes (14-33, 6-24).

Loyola Marymount 8, Gonzaga 1: Josh Agnew tossed a complete game, striking out six, and the Lions (29-22, 15-11 West Coast Conference) beat the Bulldogs (29-22, 17-9) in Los Angeles.

Gonzaga’s loss, combined with a win by BYU (19-8) over Santa Clara meant the Cougars clinched the WCC regular-season crown.

Daniel Frederickson and Isaac Barrera picked up two hits apiece for the Zags.

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