NW briefs: UW's Larsen sets RBI record
Senior Kyle Larsen broke the Washington career runs-batted-in record last night as the Huskies baseball team (28-21) broke Lewis-Clark State's...
Senior Kyle Larsen broke the Washington career runs-batted-in record last night as the Huskies baseball team (28-21) broke Lewis-Clark State's 15-game winning streak with a 4-2 win at Husky Ballpark.
Larsen broke the record with a two-run home run in the fourth inning, giving him 168 career RBI. The record was 166, set by former shortstop Kevin Miller.
UW's Matt Kasser (4-4) struck out a season-high seven over seven innings and allowed only one run on four hits for the win.
The Washington women are tied for fifth place after the first round of the NCAA championships in Sunriver, Ore. The Huskies matched top-ranked Duke by shooting an 8-over 292. Paige Mackenzie and Amber Prange led the Huskies with 1-over scores of 72, tied with seven other golfers for 12th place.
• The Western Washington men are 12 shots out of the lead after the opening round of the NCAA Division II national championships in Savannah, Ga. Western shot 15-over-par 299, 11th among the 12 squads that completed their rounds before weather suspended play. Western was led by Luke Bennett, who shot a 1-over-par 72 to land in a 13-way tie for 21st.
• Ryan Benzel of Seattle shot a 6-under 66 to lead a group of eight qualifiers Monday that made it through the first stage of U.S. Open qualifying at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club. Also advancing were: former UW golfer Brock Mackenzie, 68; Pepperdine golfer Michael Putnam, former UW golfer Troy Kelly and David Talcott of Kent, all 69; and Zack Chriver of Everett, Joel Skarbo of Seattle and Trevor Matheson of Victoria, B.C., all 70.
The nearest sectional qualifier will be June 6 at the TPC at Snoqualmie Ridge. The U.S. Open will be June 16-19 at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina.
• The UW women's squad is one of 12 invited to the NCAA championships, May 27-29 at Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova, Calif.
• Brittney Kroon, Seattle Pacific women's basketball player, has been named winner of the Honda Inspiration Award, presented annually to the collegiate woman athlete who has overcome great physical adversity to contribute to the success of her team.
In high school, Kroon was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis, in which the body's immune system attacks its own liver, and underwent a liver transplant in March 2002.
Compiled from college sports-information departments and other sources.
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