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Huskies baseball team wins 9th straight game

Brian Wolfe drove in eight runs as the Washington baseball team won its ninth consecutive game, 19-4 over host USC on Saturday.


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Brian Wolfe drove in eight runs as the Washington baseball team won its ninth consecutive game, 19-4 over host USC on Saturday.

With UCLA losing 8-5 to Arizona State, the Huskies (19-5-1, 7-1) took over sole possession of first place in the Pac-12.

Wolfe hit two three-run homers and a two-run single during his 4-for-6 hitting spree.

The Huskies pounded out a season-high 25 hits against three USC (13-12, 3-5) pitchers. Andrew Ely (2 runs, 2 RBI), Branden Berry (3 runs) and Erik Forgione (run, RBI) had three hits apiece for UW.

Washington starter Tyler Davis (5-1) allowed just one hit and one run in six innings.

The Huskies, who have won 16 of their past 17 games, beat USC 8-2 Friday night as Trevor Mitsui drove in three runs and Jared Fisher threw 81 / 3 solid innings, allowing one earned run.

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Yale Rosen led host Washington State to two victories over visiting San Jose State.

The Spartans (8-20) and Cougars (11-13) resumed a game that was suspended Friday night due to rain. Rosen’s grand slam broke an 8-8 tie en route to a 12-9 WSU victory.

Rosen also homered and had three hits in the second game, a 4-2 victory. In the eighth, Nick Tanielu delivered a two-run double to break a 2-2 tie.

Jimmy Sinatro and Caleb Wood homered to power host Gonzaga (10-15, 6-2 West Coast Conference) to a 10-5 victory over Loyola Marymount (16-11, 6-2) in its home opener. Loyola Marymount won the second game 2-0.

Brandon Williams (5-1) threw a two-hit shutout to lead Central Washington (13-2, 6-8 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) to a 3-0 victory over Saint Martin’s. The visiting Saints won the first game 10-7.

Softball

Washington (21-9, 2-5) lost both games of a doubleheader to the host Oregon Ducks. The second-ranked Ducks (29-4, 5-0) won the first game 8-0 in five innings and the second game 4-0. Kaitlin Inglesby (6-3) took the loss in the first game and Bryana Walker (13-5) in the second game.

• Host New Mexico State (21-15, 3-0 Western Athletic Conference) swept a doubleheader from Seattle University, 9-3 and 10-2. Brianna Guerrero went 3 for 4 with a homer and two RBI in the first game and Bubba Morrow hit a two-run homer in the second game for the Redhawks (11-23, 0-3).

Men’s golf

Washington had the best round of the day, a 7-under-par 273 to climb into fourth place heading to the final round of The Goodwin at Stanford Golf Course. Stanford remains in the lead at 11-under 549 overall. The Huskies are 10 strokes back at 1-under 559. Washington State (585) is 17th.

Chris Babcock led the Huskies, shooting a 4-under 66. He is tied for sixth at 2-under. Teammate Cheng-Tsung Pan fired a 70 and is also tied for sixth. Trevor Simsby shot a 2-under 68 and is tied for 26th.

Women’s golf

Gonzaga junior Alice Kim fired a final-round 70 to claim medalist honors with a 54-hole score of 6-under 210 to tie the school record at the Mountain View Collegiate in Tucson, Ariz.

It was the second career title for Kim, who won the UC Irvine Invitational a year ago. The Bulldogs finished at 884 for fourth place.

Men’s tennis

Washington (9-9, 0-2 Pac-12) beat Eastern Washington 7-0 but fell to top-ranked USC 6-1 at the Nordstrom Tennis Center.

Women’s tennis

Host and 12th-ranked USC (14-4, 5-0 Pac-12) defeated Washington State 4-1. Charlotte Koning posted the only win for the Cougars (15-7, 1-4).

Track and field

Michaela Farner threw the javelin 133 feet, 7 inches in the Club Northwest Spring Break Open at West Seattle Stadium to get onto the NCAA Division II provisional qualifying list.

Western Washington’s Lindsay Wells bettered her school record and improved her provisional national qualifying mark with a winning effort of 171-1 in the women’s hammer.

Rowing

Seattle Pacific crews won four of six events at the Blue Heron Redwood Sprints regatta on Humboldt Bay in Eureka, Calif.

From sports information.



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