Ex-Husky Alameda Ta'amu signs with Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed fourth-round draft pick Alameda Ta'amu. Pittsburgh traded up in the fourth round to select Ta'amu with...
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed fourth-round draft pick Alameda Ta'amu.
Pittsburgh traded up in the fourth round to select Ta'amu with the 109th pick. The 6-foot-2, 348-pound defensive tackle out of Washington is expected to back up Casey Hampton this season.
Ta'amu recorded 109 tackles with 7 ½ sacks and 16 ½ tackles for loss during his last two seasons with the Huskies. He was All-Pac-12 honorable mention as a junior and a senior.
Huskies baseball shuts out Trojans
LOS ANGELES — The Washington baseball team scored four runs in the seventh inning to break a scoreless tie and went on to beat USC, 5-0, to complete a three-game, Pac-12 sweep of the Trojans at Dedeaux Field.
The Huskies (26-18 overall) moved above the .500 mark in Pac-12 play with the victory, improving to 11-10 in the conference. The win was the second shutout of the series and UW's seventh win in its past eight games.
Caleb Brown led the Huskies offensively, going 2 for 5 with two runs batted in against the Trojans (22-21, 7-13). Trevor Mitsui and Robert Pehl also added two hits each for the Huskies.
• Ryan Somers and Jace Sloan had two hits each for Seattle University (21-20), which lost 8-5 to visiting Nevada.
• California downed Washington State (23-20, 9-11 Pac-12) 8-0 in Pullman.
Washington concluded its regular season with a 10-0 loss to Stanford in five innings. Victoria Hayward led the way offensively for the 14th-ranked Huskies (36-17, 7-16 Pac-12) with two hits.
Washington now awaits the NCAA Selection Show, set for 7 p.m. Sunday.
Track and field
Washington's Shelby Williams scored a career-best 4,875 points and teammate Sarah Schireman posted a career-high 4,814 in finishing 11th and 12th, respectively, in the heptathlon as the Pac-12 Multi-Event Championships concluded in Eugene, Ore.
• Second-seeded Wilfredo de la Cruz of Seattle upset No. 1 seed Brian Ruffner of Portland, 6-1, 6-1, in the men's 50 final at the Washington State senior indoor tennis tournament in Edmonds.
Compiled from wire and sports-information reports.