Huskies softball splits two games
The Washington softball team split two games Friday during the opening day of the San Diego State tournament. The Huskies (5-3) beat Notre...
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SAN DIEGO — The Washington softball team split two games Friday during the opening day of the San Diego State tournament.
The Huskies (5-3) beat Notre Dame 5-2 and lost to Kentucky 3-2.
Bryana Walker (3-1) got the complete-game victory over Notre Dame (2-3), allowing two runs on four hits with six strikeouts.
The Huskies never trailed, going up 2-1 after three innings and adding two in the seventh. Sophomore Kimberlee Souza had three of the 11 Washington hits and senior Shawna Wright added two.
In the second game, Kentucky (7-2) went up 3-0 after 4 ½ innings and that's all it would need to hand the Huskies their second loss to a Top 25 team.
Kasey Stanchek (1-1) allowed three runs on five hits in four innings. Kaitlin Inglesby pitched three innings of relief, allowing two hits and two walks.
Washington lost its season opener 8-4 at UC Davis. The Huskies gave up three runs in the first inning and were never able to draw even.
Huskies center fielder Jayce Ray went 3 for 5 with a run and a run batted in.
UW starter Austin Voth gave up six runs, four earned, on eight hits over 5-1/3 innings. He walked two and struck out five.
• Washington State lost its season opener 8-5 at Western Carolina in Cullowhee, N.C.
Washington State trailed 7-2 before rallying for three runs in the eighth.
Yale Rosen went 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBI for the Cougars.
Starter Tanner Chleborad gave up seven runs on 10 hits in 5-2/3 innings.
• Gonzaga opened the season with a 6-2 loss to Utah Valley at a tournament in Palm Springs, Calif.
• Skye Adams pitched a complete-game two-hitter to lead Central Washington over Lewis-Clark State in Lewiston, Idaho.
Track and field
Katy Gross of Seattle Pacific won the first four events of the pentathlon at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference indoor meet in Nampa, Idaho, then ran a personal-best time in 800 to claim her third straight multievent title.
Gross tallied 3,505 points to break her meet-record and personal-best score of 3,469, which puts her No. 6 on the Division II national list.
The Falcons, going for their 10th consecutive team title, are in fourth place with 31 points.
SPU's Nate Johnson, going for his third straight heptathlon title, is in fourth place after the first day. Johnson has 2,511 points through four of the seven events. Alaska Anchorage's Cody Thomas leads with 2,775.
Western Washington's Emily Warman won the women's long jump (18-9 ¾) for the second time, tying the meet record. The Vikings lead the men's and women's team standings.
Three other event winners for the Vikings were Karis Anderson in the women's pole vault (12-4), Logan Myers in the men's high jump (6-7) and Kevin Yates in the men's long jump (23-4, a school record).
• Washington State's Drew Jordan won the men's mile in a personal-best time of 4:04.64 at the Idaho Collegiate II meet in Moscow.
Aric Walden won the men's 60 hurdles (8.25). The men's 4x400 relay team of Terrance Chambers, Andre McBride, Byron Howell and Matthew Swanson won in 3:18.88.
Shaquana Logan won the women's 60 hurdles (8.72). Bree Winfrey won the women's 400 (56.27). The women's 4x400 relay squad of Dominique Keel, Christiana Ekelem, Andrea Smith and Kris Tollefson won in 3:50.08.
Washington State (6-6) ended the regular season with a 157-105 loss to Utah in Pullman. Nicole Proulx won the 200 free (1:52.96) and was second in the 100 free (51.93). Emma Johansson won the 100 fly (55.84). Loree Olson won the 200 back (2:04.18), and teammate Kelly Tannhauser was second (2:07.04).
Seattle University beat host Lewis-Clark State 5-2. Lindsey Newman, Sarah Lucas and Corinne Wurden each won their singles and doubles matches for the Redhawks. Gabriella Weissmann also won her singles match.
Host Eastern Washington lost 6-1 to Portland.
• Greg Brisbon was named head men's soccer coach at Western Washington. Brisbon was a longtime assistant for both the men's and women's programs. Travis Connell, who had been the men's head coach, will retain his role as women's head coach.
From sports-information reports and other sources.