McKabe Cottrell struck out 15, Justin Lutz added a two-run home run and CC Spokane beat Edmonds 5-2 Thursday in the first round of the NWAC Tournament in Longview, Washington.
Cottrell allowed three hits and didn’t face any trouble until the eighth inning, when the Tritons (34-11) scored both of their runs on a passed ball and an RBI single by Nic Sokol. Reed Harrington took over and recorded the final four outs, with two more strikeouts, to earn the save.
The Sasquatch (29-15) took the lead in the first on Christian Padilla’s RBI single. CCS broke the game open in the fifth, when an Edmonds error following another Padilla single led to two runs. Lutz followed with his drive to make it 5-0.
CCS will take on Tacoma in the second round on Friday.
Arizona 21, Washington State 4: Austin Wells went 3 for 6 with five RBIs and four runs, and the Wildcats (29-24, 12-14 Pac-12) defeated the Cougars (11-39-1, 3-23-1) at Bailey-Brayton Field in Pullman.
Wells’ solo homer in the first put the Wildcats on the board, and they quickly pulled away with three runs in the second and five in the third. Nick Quintana added four RBIs and two runs for Arizona, which totaled 10 extra-base hits. Wells finished a double shy of the cycle.
Randy Labaut (8-3) worked seven innings, allowing three runs and striking out seven. Ky Bush (0-5) gave up nine runs, eight earned, in three innings.
Anthony Notaro went 3 for 4 and scored twice for WSU.
The two teams resume their regular-season concluding series on Friday.
Track and field
Eastern Washington’s Keshun McGee qualified for the NCAA Championships, placing eighth in the long jump at the West Preliminaries Thursday in Sacramento, California.
McGee recorded a jump of 25 feet, 1 1/4 inches to become the first Eagle to reach the NCAAs since 2014.
Washington State’s Brock Eager reached the NCAAs for a third time, placing second in the hammer at 228-6.
Fellow Cougar Emmanuel Wells advanced in the 100, coming in 23rd at 10.44 seconds.
Whitworth’s Kayla Rambo placed second in the women’s discus at the Division III Championships in Geneva, Ohio.
Rambo threw 157-11 to set the school record.
Pirate teammate Nick McGill finished fourth in the men’s javelin with a throw of 203-06.
McGill is also competing in the decathlon, which concludes Friday.
Izzy Clark is participating in the women’s heptathlon. Marissa Mount qualified for tfinals of the women’s 3,000 steeplechase.
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