Huskies take two victories from Beavers in softball
Huskies enjoy big day at the plate with 22 runs and 20 hits.
Washington's offense was in full swing Saturday as the Huskies scored 22 runs and had 20 hits in a home doubleheader sweep of Oregon State.
The Huskies (30-10, 8-3 Pac-12) were 14-2 and 8-6 winners over the Beavers (24-13, 1-7).
Second baseman Kelli Suguro had five hits on the day for the Huskies. Missy Taukeiaho had four RBI for UW, all in the first game.
• San Jose State (29-12, 7-2 Western Athletic) swept a home doubleheader from Seattle University (14-23, 3-6), winning 10-7 and 6-3. Bubba Morrow led the Redhawks with three hits and three RBI for the day while Lisa Maulden had a two-run homer in the first game.
• Washington's starting pitcher, Austin Voth, allowed just one hit in eight innings, and struck out 10 for the Huskies (8-20), but it wasn't enough as host Pepperdine (17-12) scored in the bottom of the 11th inning for a 1-0 victory.
• Washington State (16-13, 3-5 Pac-12) gave up two solo home runs to Utah's Trey Nielsen to lose 2-1 to the host Utes (14-13, 4-7).
• Gonzaga (19-10-1, 7-4 West Coast) picked up two victories at Portland (12-19, 4-4), winning a game suspended by rain Friday by a 5-4 score and then the regularly scheduled game 4-1. In the resumed game, pinch-hitter Clayton Eslick drove in the winning run on a single to center. In the second game, Tyler Olson (5-2) pitched a complete game. He allowed four hits and struck out 11.
• Texas-San Antonio (18-13, 4-4 WAC) posted an 8-4 victory over Seattle U (10-20, 2-6) at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. Grant Newton went 3 for 5 for the Redhawks.
• Washington's Mel Lawrence set a meet record in the women's steeplechase as the Huskies took third in the Pepsi Team Invitational at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. Lawrence's time of 10:07.78 is the third-best time in the country this season. The Huskies also got victories from Kayla Stueckle in the 400-meter hurdles (59.55), Logan Miller in the pole vault (13-3 ½) and Jordin Seekins in the javelin (149-2). The UW men took fourth and its winners were J.J. Juilfs in the pole vault (16-6 ¾), Jeremy Taiwo in the high jump (6-9 ¾) and Joey Bywater in the 1,500 (3:52.78).
• Washington State had two individual winners at the Pepsi Team Invitational, with Stephan Scott-Ellis taking the long jump in 24-9 and Matt Wardell winning the shot put at 51-10 as the Cougars took third among the men.
• Tasia Baldwin won the 400 meters in 58.95 and the 200 in 26.05 to help the Seattle Pacific women take second place in the J.D. Shotwell Invitational in Tacoma.
• Western Washington's Emily Warman captured both the long jump and the triple jump as the Vikings won the team title at the Shotwell Invitational. Central Washington took the men's title with 166 ½ points to 145 ½ for the Vikings.
• Seattle U's Zach Stanfield won the 100 meters (10.77), the 200 (21.51) and ran a leg for the Redhawks' winning 400 relay team (41.91) at the Willamette Invitational in Salem, Ore.
• Ned Fischer led the way at 3:55.71 in the 1,500 as Gonzaga took the top seven places in the event at the Sam Adams Classic in Spokane. Other winners for the Zags were Brent Felnagle in the 5,000 (15:20.73) and Jordan McCann in the women's 800 (2:18.80).
• The varsity four boat of the Washington State women's team advanced to Grand Finals at the San Diego Crew Classic.
• The Gonzaga men had a strong day at the San Diego Crew Classic with each of its three boats making the finals.
• Seattle Pacific captured the men's varsity four race in the Northwest Collegiate Rowing Conference Invitational on Vancouver Lake in Vancouver, Wash.
• Western Washington's women's varsity eight took second at the Husky Open in Seattle, finishing in 5:25.9 to come in behind Portland but ahead of Washington. The Vikings' varsity four took second in 5:32.4. The Seattle University V4+ finished second to host Washington with a time of 5:25.5.
• Washington's Chris Williams is tied for the lead at 7-under 137 at the Aggie Invitational in Bryan, Texas. The Huskies are third.
• Seattle U is 17th at the ASU Thunderbird Invite in Tempe, Ariz.
• Matthew Sisley, representing UW, won his weight division with a 267-kilogram combined total at the National University USA Weightlifting competition in Johnson City, Tenn.
From sports information reports.