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Robert Pehl hits for cycle in UW’s 7-0 baseball victory over San Jose State


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Robert Pehl hit for the cycle as Washington had a season-high 18 hits to support pitchers Tyler Davis and Will Ballowe in a combined 7-0 shutout win over host San Jose State on Friday night in the Jack Gifford Memorial tournament at Municipal Stadium.

Pehl homered in the first, doubled in the third, singled in the fifth and tripled in the ninth to record the first cycle by a UW player since Matt Stevens did it on Feb. 18, 2006. It marked the second cycle by a UW hitter in the last 19 years.

The victory extended the Huskies undefeated streak to five-straight games; the team’s longest streak since winning six in a row from Feb. 26-March 4, 2012.

Washington improved to 8-4-1. San Jose State dropped to 4-11.

Hockey

The Portland Winterhawks scored four unanswered goals after the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds had tied the score, rolling to a 7-3 victory Friday night in a Western Hockey League game.

Seattle got power-play goals from Shea Theodore and Ryan Gropp in the second period to make it a 3-3 game. But the Winterhawks scored on the power play in the final minute of the second period, then added to their lead in the third period.

Austin Lotz stopped 34 shots, including all 15 he faced in the third period, helping the visiting Everett Silvertips to a 4-2 victory over the Tri-City Americans.

Softball

Kylee Lahners hit a solo homer and had an RBI single as No. 6 Washington earned a 4-2 victory over Wisconsin in the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif.

In the fourth, the Huskies (18-2) tied it at 2-2 on a solo homer by Courtney Gano and took a 3-2 lead on an RBI double by Victoria Hayward.

• Western Washington opened Great Northwest Athletic Conference play with a doubleheader sweep of visiting Simon Fraser, 13-3 in five innings and 3-0. Western improved to 10-3. SFU fell to 0-11 overall.

Other Baseball

Washington State opened a three-game nonconference baseball series Friday night with an 8-6 victory over Texas State at Bailey-Brayton Field.

In the bottom of the seventh, Trek Stemp led off with his fourth hit of the game. Collin Slaybaugh followed with a bunt single. Nick Tanielu plated the go-ahead run with a single and Yale Rosen bunted for a hit to load the bases. Patrick McGrath added an insurance run with an RBI ground out.

Tennis

• The Washington men’s tennis team picked up a big win, as they outlasted No. 42 Minnesota, 5-2, at Nordstrom Tennis Center. The Huskies are 7-6 and next host Virginia Tech at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

• The No. 28 Washington women (10-3) fell to No. 40 Arizona State, 6-1 in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.

• Charlotte Koning converted on her fifth match point of the afternoon to post the clinching victory as host Washington State defeated Colorado 4-2 in the Pac-12 tennis opener for both teams. With the wi,n the Cougars improve to 13-2, while Colorado falls to 7-5.

Gymnastics

• Brigham Young won or shared every individual win in handing visiting Washington a 196.125-194.300 loss in a gymnastics meet. The Cougars’ Raquel Willman Hatch won all-around at 39.350. Five gymnasts tied for first on beam at 9.850, including Huskies McKenzie Fechter, Allison Northey and Aliza Vaccher.

From sports-information reports.



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