Huskies win seventh straight with 7-1 victory over Gonzaga
Washington overcame nasty weather Tuesday night at Husky Ballpark to beat Gonzaga 7-1 in a nonconference baseball game and increase its winning streak to seven games.
Rain steadily fell throughout the game and caused a 20-minute delay in the top of the fourth inning.
Washington (17-5-1), ranked 19th in the latest poll by College Baseball News, outhit Gonzaga (9-14) 9-3. Braden Bishop, Branden Berry and Trevor Mitsui had two hits apiece to pace the Huskies.
Senior David Downs, who led Seattle Pacific to a No. 11 national ranking in the final poll, was selected to the NCAA Division II men’s basketball All-America team by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
The 6-foot-2 point guard was the Falcons’ leading scorer with 20.4 points per game.
Downs won the 2014 West Region and Great Northwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year awards. He is a three-time, first-team all-conference pick.
No. 10 Washington stayed in contention at the Anuenue Spring Break Classic, shooting a 2-over 290 for the second straight day at The Bay Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. The Huskies will enter Wednesday’s final round in second place, three strokes behind Pepperdine.
Washington’s Ying Luo is second at 2-under 142, six strokes behind leader Grace Na of Pepperdine.
Jennifer Yang is fourth at 143, and teammate SooBin Kim if fifth at 144.
Seattle University is 13th at 49-over 625.
• Two Vikings placed among the top 10 in medal play as Western Washington finished fourth at 880 at the Cal Baptist Invitational at Menifee Lakes Country Club.
Central Washington junior Jeff Beckman broke open a tie in the bottom of the seventh inning with a two-run triple to propel the Wildcats (12-11) over Oregon Tech 10-8.
• Seattle U’s Kacie Sowell has been named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-Region 7 team. Sowell was a first-team All-WAC honoree.
Katie Benson of Seattle Pacific was an honorable-mention All-American selection.
• Steven Card has been hired as the director of athletics at Western Washington. Card, interim athletic director at Western since last May, succeeds Lynda Goodrich, who retired last May after 26 years as athletic director.
• The Seattle University men’s tennis (8-12) team earned a 5-2 victory over Idaho State (2-8) to close out a trip to Las Vegas, the most wins in a season since the program was restored in 2010.
From sports-information reports.