Washington subdues Michigan State in baseball
Jeff Brigham threw seven strong innings and the Washington offense supplied early offense to back him as the Huskies beat Michigan State 4-1 Sunday in the final game of the Pac-12/Big Ten Tournament in Surprise, Ariz.
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Jeff Brigham threw seven strong innings and the Washington offense supplied early runs to back him as the Huskies beat Michigan State 4-1 Sunday in the final game of the Pac-12/Big Ten Tournament in Surprise, Ariz.
Washington (3-3-1), which lost to Nebraska 13-3 late Saturday night, ended up 1-2 in the tournament, while the Spartans (4-2) went 2-1.
Brigham (2-0) allowed two hits, gave up one earned run and retired the Spartans in order five times.
Robert Pehl gave Washington its first lead of the tournament in the first inning with a 385-foot blast over the left-field wall. It was the second home run this season for Pehl and the Huskies’ sixth. The Huskies scored three unearned runs in the second inning, with Andrew Ely hitting a two-run single to make it 4-0.
Trevor Dunlap pitched the final two innings to earn his first save.
Mac Acker allowed just one run and four hits over eight innings as Seattle University defeated host Cal State Northridge 4-2.
Acker struck out six, walked two and retired 15 of the final 16 batters he faced.
Seattle U (5-3) trailed 1-0 when it scored all of its runs in the seventh inning. Cash McGuire hit a run-scoring double, Brian Olson hit a tiebreaking RBI single and Ryan Somers followed with a two-run triple.
Seattle University (5-11) won 3-1 at UC Riverside. Alyssa Reuble went the distance, allowing one run on seven hits. Kayla Shuster-Gonzales homered for the Redhawks and Paige Bouska, Bubba Morrow and Lisa Maulden had two hits each.
Washington (8-2) lost 4-3 to Houston at Nordstrom Tennis Center.
• Host Seattle U (3-10) lost 6-1 to Gonzaga.
Washington State is in 11th place (10-over 586) after the first two rounds of the Westbrook Spring Invitational in Peoria, Ariz.
From sports-information reports.