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Voth pitches UW past Utah, 5-2 | NW Briefs


Austin Voth pitched eight innings for the victory and Braden Bishop collected three hits as the Washington baseball team beat Utah 5-2 Saturday at Husky Ballpark.

Trailing 2-1, the Huskies (18-30 overall, 9-14 Pac-12) scored in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings. Utah fell to 17-27, 6-20.

Voth (6-5), a junior from Kent, gave up two runs on five hits, walking two and striking out five. After the second inning, when he gave up two runs on three hits, he faced just one over the minimum over his next six frames.

Bishop, a freshman from San Carlos, Calif., finished 3 for 5 with a run and a run batted in. Joe Meggs and Ty Afenir had two hits each for Washington.

The teams finish the series at noon Sunday.

Other baseball

Wyatt Strahan tossed a seven-hitter and USC (18-30, 9-14) defeated Washington State 5-1 in a Pac-12 game in Los Angeles. Strahan took a shutout into the ninth before Jason Monda doubled and scored for the Cougars (21-25, 8-15).

Softball

Jolene Henderson notched her 30th victory as California beat Washington 3-2 at Husky Softball Stadium in the Huskies' final regular-season game.

Washington (38-15, 16-8 Pac-12) now awaits the NCAA selection show Sunday night to find out if it will host a regional next weekend. Cal is 36-17, 10-14.

Kaitlin Inglesby (21-7) took the pitching defeat, allowing three runs on five hits in five innings. Inglesby and Kylee Lahners had RBI singles for UW, and Inglesby finished with three hits.

Track and field

• Washington freshman Chris Williams placed second in the pole vault at 17 feet, 3 inches, and advanced to the finals of the 110-meter hurdles at the Pac-12 Championships in Los Angeles. Joe Zimmerman (227-9) was second in the javelin for UW. The Huskies men are third with 37 points, behind UCLA (53.5) and Oregon (49.5).

In the women's meet, UW and Washington State are tied for seventh. UW's Lindsay Flanagan finished third in the 10,000 and Mel Lawrence was runner-up in the steeplechase.

Sophie Curatilo took back her school record in the women's 1,500, finishing sixth for Seattle University in 4 minutes, 33.21 seconds at the Western Athletic Conference championships in Arlington, Texas. The Redhawks men's 400 relay placed fourth, just .01 of a second off the school mark.

• Western Washington got a 1-2-3-4 sweep in the men's 400 meters and the same quartet won the 1,600 relay as the Vikings dominated the Great Northwest Athletic Conference championships in Monmouth, Ore. WWU had 183.5 points to 141 for runner-up Central Washington.

In the women's meet, Alaska Anchorage (169 points) dethroned three-time defending champ Seattle Pacific (146). Ali Worthen of SPU won the 100 hurdles and long jump and was named Female Athlete of the Meet.

Golf

Freshman walk-on Ying Luo of Washington earned a spot as an individual this month's NCAA Championships, but the Huskies failed to advance as a team at the Central Regional in Norman, Okla. The top eight teams advanced, and UW placed 10th. Luo shot a 4-under 68 in the final round to finish at 1-under 215, tied for eighth.

From sports-information reports.

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