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Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - Page updated at 12:00 A.M.

Northwest Sports Briefing
WSU baseball rallies past Zags


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SPOKANE — Washington State scored seven runs in the ninth inning, including a three-run homer from Grant Richardson, to beat Gonzaga 13-11 yesterday at Avista Stadium.

Kaeo Rubin hit the winning double that cleared the bases, bringing home Zach McAngus, Justin Hart and Greg Keim.

James Freeman (1-0) earned the win for WSU (16-8). Freeman, who entered in the eighth inning, faced two batters and didn't allow any hits or runs. Chris Albrecht (1-1) took the loss for the Zags (9-17), pitching two outs in the ninth and allowing Rubin's winning double.

Richardson homered twice in the game, his first a solo shot to lead off the second inning.

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The Washington men finished fourth at the National Invitational tournament in Tucson, Ariz., shooting an 863 overall. UW senior Brock Mackenzie was second overall with a 7-under-par 209, two strokes behind UNLV's Ryan Moore.

• The WSU men took 10th place with an 892 at the Colorado-Stevinson Ranch Invitational in Stevinson, Calif. Ryan Camp led the Cougars, tying for 11th place at 216.

• The Western Washington men moved up two spots to place fifth at the UC-Davis Aggie Invitational in El Macero, Calif.

• The WWU women placed eighth with an overall score of 631 at the Grand Canyon Invitational in Goodyear, Ariz.

Notes
 
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• Senior Brian Thomson went 8 for 10 with five doubles and six runs batted in as the Central Washington baseball team swept Whitman College in a doubleheader 15-3 and 19-13 in Ellensburg.

• The Seattle Thunderbirds announced they raised more than $400,000 through the sixth annual Hockey Challenge, co-hosted by Microsoft.

• Supporters of the Seattle Sounders soccer team will partner with fan-based organizations to sponsor the inaugural "Cascadia Cup." The award will go to the club which finishes with the best record in the season series between the Sounders, Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps.

• The U.S. Tennis Association named Scott Shogreen of Everett as playing captain of the men's 35 international team, which will compete in the Italia Cup in Antalya, Turkey, May 3-8.

LOCAL COLLEGE LINESCORES

Washington State 13,

Gonzaga 11

WSU 010 040 017 — 13 17 0
GON 250 100 300 — 11 14 2
Renkert, Selinger (2), Alwert (2), Beetham (7), Sommer (8), James Freeman (8), MacKenzie (9) and Franklin, Reddinger (9); Donovan, Gonzalez (5), Williams (9), Albrecht (9) and Thibault. W — Freeman (1-0). L — Albrecht (1-1). SV — MacKenzie (1). Hits — WSU: Rubin 2, Henderson 3, Jay Miller 2, Richardson 2, Farrar 2, McAngus 2, Franklin, Jason Freeman 3; GU: Sinner, Bratton 2, Thibault 3, Culpepper, Johnson 2, Reding, Carlson 2, Rundle 2. 2B — Rubin, Henderson, McAngus, Franklin; Johnson. HR — Richardson 2 (4, 5).

Central Washington 15, Whitman 3 (Game 1)

Whitman 000 003 000 — 3 9 2
CWU 312 011 07x — 15 15 2
Pat Johnston; Thomas Kost (4); Oliver Stiefel (8) and Spencer Fox. Kevin Olson; Eric Carlson (8) and Ryan Miller. W — Olson (3-2). L — Johnston (0-4). Sv — Carlson (1). Hits — CWU: Brian Thomson 3, Ryan Miller 3, Ryan Rockhill 3, Willie Kahn, Jerame McKereghan, Scott Wilson, Troy Martin, Kyle Beavert, Gordon Chubb; WC: Andrew Shultz 4, Brandon Nickerson 2, Sean Kinney, Spencer Fox, Cole Smead. 2B — CWU, Brian Thomson 3(8), Ryan Miller (2). WC, Andrew Shultz 2(4). 3B — CWU, Kyle Beavert (1), Ryan Rockhill (1). HR — CWU, Scott Wilson (2), Troy Martin (1), Ryan Rockhill (1). RBI — CWU, Troy Martin 3, Ryan Miller 3, Jerame McKereghan 2, Scott Wilson 2, Brian Thomson, Kyle Beavert, Ryan Rockhill, Gordon Chubb. WC, Spencer Fox. A — 40.

Central Washington 19, Whitman 13 (Game 2)

Whitman 000 630 4 — 13 16 4
CWU 360 451 x — 19 20 3
Matt Jungmann; Steve Johnson (4); Adam Maldonado (5) and Spencer Fox. Isaac Finch; Derek Garcia (4); Gordon Chubb (5); Eric Peterson (7); Rob Stumph (7) and Kevin Knutsen. W — Chubb (1-0). L — Jungmann (1-1). Hits — CWU: Brian Thomson 5, Jerame McKereghan 3, Willie Kahn 2, Ryan Miller 2, Ryan Rockhill 2, Owen Sanford 2, Brandon Esparza 2, Kyle Beavert, Stephen Sanelli. WC: Brandon Nickerson 4, Sean Kinney 3, Andrew Shultz 2, Cole Smead 2, J.D. Fischer, Simon Pollack, Derek Fletcher, Spencer Fox, Drew Pearsall. 2B — CWU: Jerame McKereghan (2), Brian Thomson 2(10), Ryan Rockhill (3), Owen Sanford (1), Brandon Esparza 2(4). WC: Andrew Shultz (5). RBI — CWU: Brian Thomson 5, Brandon Esparza 3, Ryan Miller 2, Ryan Rockhill 2, Stephen Sanelli 2, Willie Kahn, Jerame McKereghan, Kyle Beavert, Owen Sanford. WC: Brandon Nickerson 3, Andrew Shultz 2, Spencer Fox 2, Drew Pearsall 2, Sean Kinney, J.D. Fischer, Simon Pollack. A — 35.

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