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Originally published Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 9:23 PM

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Huskies baseball runs win streak to 10

Washington scored five times in the 14th inning to beat USC 8-3 Sunday in Los Angeles to sweep the Trojans and run its winning streak to 10 games.


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Washington scored five times in the 14th inning to beat USC 8-3 Sunday in Los Angeles to sweep the Trojans and run its winning streak to 10 games.

The Huskies finished March 16-1 and are 17-1 over their past 18 games.

The Huskies (20-5-1, 8-1) increased their lead in the Pac-12 standings to two games after UCLA lost in 10 innings to Arizona State.

With USC (13-13, 3-6) celebrating the 40th anniversary of Dedeaux Field, Washington ruined the party by sending 10 batters to the plate in the 14th inning and capitalizing on three USC errors to break open the game.

Branden Berry cracked the 3-3 deadlock with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly. Trevor Mitsui, Matt Jackson, Austin Rei and Erik Forgione all hit singles that led to runners coming across the plate and giving UW the 8-3 advantage.

Brandon Choate (2-0), who came into the game in the 13th inning, mowed down USC in the 14th to earn the win.

Four Husky relievers combined to give up five hits and no earned runs in 81 / 3 innings.

Mitsui ended up 3 for 7 with two runs batted in and has reached base safely in all 22 games he has played. Robert Pehl also had three hits for UW.

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Host Washington State pounded out a season-high 20 hits and defeated San Jose State 16-3 for its third straight victory.

The 16 runs were also a season high for the Cougars (12-13). Ian Sagdal led the way with four hits and four RBI to tie his career high in both categories.

The Spartans (8-21) scored three times in the second inning and chased Cougars starter Sean Hartnett after just five outs.

Sam Triece (1-1) pitched 41 / 3 shutout innings, the longest outing of his career, while striking out three to earn his first career win. Matt Bower, Jacob Schroeder and Layne Bruner each pitched an inning for the Cougars to close out the victory.

• Seattle University defeated Texas-Pan American 13-8 in a game suspended from Saturday because of rain. Griffin Andreychuk had four hits and two RBI for the Redhawks (11-11, 3-0 Western Athletic Conference). Landon Cray had three hits and three RBI. Brock Carpenter and Ryan Somers drove in two runs each.

Seattle U earned its first conference weekend sweep since joining the WAC last year and its first three-game sweep of any series since the baseball program came back in 2010. The Redhawks also extended their winning streak to five games.

• Loyola Marymount (17-11, 7-2 West Coast Conference) beat host Gonzaga 7-5. Jimmy Sinatro, Nicholas Minteer and Sam Brown each went 2 for 4 for the Bulldogs (10-16, 6-3).

• Host Central Washington swept a doubleheader from Saint Martin’s, 5-1 and 4-3. Stuart Fewel pitched a four-hitter in the first game and Kasey Bielec went 3 for 4 with two RBI. In the second game, Scott Stone homered and tripled to drive in three runs for the Wildcats (15-12, 8-8 Great Northwest Athletic Conference).

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Host and second-ranked Oregon (30-4, 6-0 Pac-12) finished its first sweep of No. 5 Washington with a 4-3 victory. Kailee Cuico hit a two-run, walkoff homer in the seventh inning off Bryana Walker to win it.

Kelli Suguro matched a career high with three hits, and Victoria Hayward and Jennie McNeill each drove in runs for the Huskies (21-10, 2-6).

Hayward’s sacrifice fly had given the Huskies a 3-2 lead in the top of the seventh inning.

Alexie Levin was 4 for 5, driving in four runs and scoring three, and Haylee Baker was 3 for 5 with four runs scored and three RBI as Western Washington banged out a school-record 22 hits in a 14-7 win over host Simon Fraser. The Vikings (17-8, 9-5 GNAC) completed the sweep with a 10-4 victory in the second game as they had 15 hits and pitcher Aspen Ison went the distance.

Men’s golf

Washington finished fourth at The Goodwin, hosted by Stanford. The Huskies finished the final round at even par and 1-under 839 for the tournament, 24 shots behind winner Stanford. Washington State (875) was 15th.

Washington’s Jonathan Sanders shot a final-round 66 and tied for seventh at 3-under 207. Teammate C heng-Tsung Pan (70) tied for 10th at 208. Medalist Patrick Rodgers (64) of Stanford finished at 14-under 196.

From sports-information reports.



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