Baseball Huskies win home opener 2-1
Huskies hand Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo its first defeat
Washington won its home baseball opener as Austin Voth allowed one run on six hits Friday as the Huskies handed Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo its first defeat of the year with a 2-1 victory.
Voth struck out nine in 7-1/3 innings as he improved to 2-1 for the 3-6 Huskies.
Robert Pehl provided the offense with a run-scoring double in the first inning, then scored the go-ahead run in the seventh. The Mustangs dropped to 7-1.
The series at Husky Ballpark continues with a 2 p.m. game Saturday and a 1 p.m. contest Sunday.
• Marco Gonzales fired a complete-game shutout as Gonzaga (5-4) shut down Arkansas (7-3) by a 3-0 score at the Coca-Cola Classic in Surprise, Ariz. Gonzales had nine strikeouts and scattered eight hits over his nine innings. Cory LeBrun had two hits for the Zags.
• Washington State (7-2) pounded out 17 hits in posting an 8-2 victory over visiting Cal State Northridge (4-5). Yale Rosen had three hits for the Cougars, included a home run, and had two RBI. Nick Tanielu also had three hits. Five different players had two hits for WSU — Collin Slaybaugh, Jason Monda, Adam Nelubowich, Brett Jacobs and Trace Tam Sing.
• Central Washington (5-9) split a road doubleheader with Northwest Nazarene (7-8), winning 4-2 in Nampa, Idaho, before dropping an 8-6 contest. Kyle Sani had two hits and three RBI in the opener, including a home run. Joel Johnson added three singles for Central in its victory.
• Seattle University went on the road to win its second game of the year, with the Redhawks (2-8) scoring a 5-4 victory over Long Beach State (5-5). Grant Newton broke a 4-4 tie in the eighth with a homer to right field, his second hit of the game. Sean Darby had three hits for the Redhawks.
• Stanford has a thin eight-point lead over USC after 14 events at the Pac-12 Championships at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. The Cardinal has 953.5 points heading into the last day of competition Saturday while USC is close behind at 945.5. California is third at 883.5. Washington State is ninth at 128. Washington does not have a team. Maya Dirado was a winner Friday for Stanford, taking the 400 individual medley in 4:00.58, nipping Cal's Caitl Leverenz who came in at 4:00.59. USC had two individual winners Friday with Kendyl Stewart taking the 100 butterfly (52.32) and Kasey Carlson winning the 100 breaststroke (59.22).
• Kevlyn Richards broke the Seattle U record for the 100 breaststroke as she took second in the Western Athletic Conference championships in 1:01.95. The Redhawks are in ninth in San Antonio, Texas, with 105 points.
• Seattle U (8-6) split two games in the UC Santa Barbara Invitational, beating South Dakota State 8-2 and losing to UCSB 3-2. For the day, Allegra Wilde had four hits and three RBI for the Redhawks. Bubba Morrow had three hits, three RBI and a homer.
• Washington State's Stephan Scott-Ellis grabbed the triple jump in the Dempsey Indoor at Washington with an effort of 50 feet, 8 ¾ inches. In other events at the Dempsey, Washington's Joey Bywater won the mile at 4:01.81. Collin Overbay broke the Seattle U school record with a 4:14.00 to take 16th. The Huskies' Quadelle Satterwhite had the best time in the 60 meters in 6.80. UW's Jordan Carlson won the women's 400 in 54.47, and teammate Alexis Ford took the 200 in 25.90. Taylor Swanson of Seattle Speed won the women's 60 in 7.97.
• Ali Worthen of Seattle Pacific won six out of the seven events to run away with the women's heptathlon title at the Chico (Calif.) Multi-Event Classic. Worthen scored 5,243 points to win by more than 700 points.
• Whitman opened with an easy victory in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament. The Missionaries (20-5) from Walla Walla made easy work of Cal Lutheran (23-4), winning 61-37 in Portland. The Missionaries held Cal Lutheran to 20 percent shooting. Whitman will face Lewis and Clark next. Whitworth, the other Washington entrant, lost 72-65 to Emory in Atlanta.
• The Washington Stealth signed NLL veteran and former Stealth goaltender Matt Roik to a one-year agreement pending league approval. Washington released goalkeeper Nick Patterson. Roik has a career 12.32 goals-against average.
From association reports.