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Derek Jones hit a pair of solo home runs and reliever David Stilley (1-0) allowed one hit in four shutout innings to propel the Washington State Cougars (3-5) to an 8-4 non-conference baseball victory over the Gonzaga Bulldogs (6-2) on Tuesday at Bailey-Brayton Field in Pullman. Mark Castellitto homered and drove in two runs for Gonzaga.
Shea Vucinich hit two home runs and drove in three runs as Washington State beat No. 16 Oklahoma 10-6 on Sunday to earn a split of the four-game weekend series in Pullman. Jared Prince hit a two-run home run, Alex Burg drove in three runs and Greg Lagreid had a pair of RBI singles for the Cougars (2-5).
First baseman Ryan Wiegand was 2 for 5 and drove in four runs to lead the Gonzaga Bulldogs to an 11-3 non-conference college baseball victory over the Creighton Bluejays at the Phoenix Classic at Phoenix. Eight Bulldogs recorded at least one hit and six players scored at least one run as Gonzaga (5-1) pounded out 17 hits in the game.
Washington State will get another early jump on the home portion of its 2009 schedule this afternoon when it entertains Gonzaga in a 5:30 p.m. non-conference game at Bailey-Brayton Field. The weather will be raw and the competition challenging, but Cougars coach Donnie Marbut is happy to be back in Pullman to kick off a six-game homestand after opening the season with three straight road losses to 22nd-ranked Arkansas.
The Gonzaga baseball team finished its season-opening weekend with a 13-9 win over No. 10 Missouri at the Grand Canyon Classic on Sunday in Phoenix. The Zags (3-1) won their final three games of the weekend, including two against the Tigers (1-3).
Three area players are among the seven who have signed letters of intent to play baseball at Gonzaga University, coach Mark Machtolf announced on Wednesday. Catcher Kevin Hawk (Lewiston), left-handed pitcher/outfielder Billy Moon (University High) and left-hander/first baseman Jacob Partridge (Rogers) are among those scheduled to join the Bulldogs for the 2010 season.
For the second straight night, the eighth inning proved a deciding factor in a Washington State University loss. Two eighth-inning runs on three Cougars errors gave sixth-ranked Arizona State a come-from-behind 6-5 men's baseball win Saturday night in front of 1,286 fans at Packard Stadium.
After Alabama fell behind LSU by nine runs Saturday, Joe Caruso tried to start a comeback. First, he hit a two-run homer in the third. Then, he hit a two-run single in the eighth.
Defending baseball champion Louisiana State is among eight schools chosen by the NCAA to be a regional host for this season's Division I tournament. The tournament is scheduled to start May 22, with regional action continuing through that weekend. The 48-team field will be divided into six-team regions competing in a double-elimination format.
Scott Randall's single to center field scored Shawn Stevenson from second base with the winning run in the 11th inning Sunday as Washington State completed a sweep of Portland State with a 13-12 Pacific-10 North baseball victory at Pullman. The resurgent Cougars boosted their winning streak to seven games, six of them against Portland State, and their overall record to 12-33. WSU now has a 7-9 conference record. Portland State (9-35, 2-12) occupies last place.
Left-hander Todd Belitz struck out a career-high 12 batters Sunday while pitching Washington State University to a 13-5 victory over Portland State in the second game of a Pac-10 North doubleheader at Portland. Brian Maddox went the distance as the host Vikings won the seven-inning opener 4-2.
When a team scores 15 runs in a baseball game, you'd think it would have an easy win. Especially with a nine-run inning figured in. Not so for Gonzaga University.
It should have ended with the teams shaking hands, not fists, and with players congratulating their opponents on a well-played, superbly pitched baseball doubleheader. Instead, an unsightly scrum punctuated College of Southern Idaho's 3-2, 2-1 sweep of North Idaho on a sunny Friday afternoon.
Area colleges Brian Mazone pitched no-hit ball for 5-1/3 innings and struck out seven Friday as visiting San Diego (17-14-2, 5-4) beat Gonzaga University 8-1 in a West Coast Conference baseball game at August/A.R.T. Stadium. Jeff Bowne of the Zags (13-17-1, 2-7) broke up the no-hitter with a double in the sixth. Dominic Prince followed with a run-scoring single.
Trevor Davis singled to drive in two runs during an eight-run sixth inning Wednesday as Gonzaga University stomped visiting Whitworth 17-3 in a non-league baseball game at August/A.R.T. Stadium. Charlie Zimmerman, the second of five Zags pitchers, picked up the win after allowing two hits in 2-1/3 innings.
At least two candidates for the vacant University of Idaho men's basketball head coaching job are expected to interview today. Vandals' assistant coach Dave Farrar and Stanford assistant Doug Oliver will kick off what likely will be a busy weekend as UI searches for Kermit Davis' replacement.
Oregon State pitching ace Mark Newell struck out 12 Washington State batters and the Beavers defeated the Cougars 9-6 Friday in a Pacific-10 North baseball opener at Corvallis, Ore. The Cougars (2-24) outhit Oregon State 12-11 and did not commit an error, but couldn't rally off Newell in the late innings.
Harvey Hargrove singled, doubled and hit a home run to account for four runs in Cal-State Sacramento's 17-5 win over Washington State in a non-conference baseball game Monday at Hornet Field in Sacramento. CSS (5-7) banged out 18 hits. Steve Gleason had a three-run triple in WSU's five-run sixth inning and Shawn Stevenson had three singles for the Cougars, one delivering Gleason with WSU's final run.
Jered Fowler hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning, then pitched the ninth for a save as Washington State University salvaged the second game of a Pacific-10 Conference North doubleheader Saturday by beating visiting Washington 7-4. The Huskies won the opener 8-6 as Fowler's younger brother, Blair, (2-3) picked up the win with four innings of four-hit ball. Dave Wheeler (1-2) of WSU and Mead High, who entered in the sixth, earned the second-game win. The Cougars (14-26, 3-4) trailed the nightcap 4-2 when Rob Ryan, of Shadle Park High, hit a towering, two-run homer to center.
Paul Wilson went 7 for 10 and drove in four runs Saturday to lead North Idaho College to a split of two non-league games in Yakima. Wilson had four hits in the Cardinals' 5-4 win over Shoreline Community College. Host Yakima Valley CC then edged NIC 5-4 despite a Wilson home run.