Junior starting pitcher Austin Voth struck out 14, shutting out Lamar through 7-2/3 innings, as the Washington baseball team opened a four-game...
BEAUMONT, Texas — Junior starting pitcher Austin Voth struck out 14, shutting out Lamar through 7-2/3 innings, as the Washington baseball team opened a four-game series with an 8-2 victory Friday.
Voth, a right-hander from Kentwood High, improved to 1-1 with the victory. He struck out two Cardinal batters in each of the first six innings (as well as in the eighth) and gave up just one walk along with three singles and two doubles. No Lamar base runner advanced beyond second base until the eighth, when a two-out double scored Lamar’s only runs.
UW first baseman Trevor Mitsui led the Husky offense, going 3 for 5 with three runs batted in. Right fielder Jayce Ray and second baseman Robert Pehl added three hits apiece.
Washington (2-3) got started with a two-out rally in the top of the first as five straight Huskies singled after the first two outs were recorded.
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• Seattle University (1-4) lost 2-1 to Cal Poly (5-0) as the Mustangs scored a pair of unearned runs in the fifth inning in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
• With preseason first-team All-American pitcher Marco Gonzales on the mound, Gonzaga (3-2) beat UNLV (4-2) 9-3 in its opening game of the Pacific Baseball Invitational in Stockton, Calif.
Gonzales (1-1) went seven strong innings, allowing just six hits and one run.
• Friday’s nonconference baseball game between Washington State and visiting Eastern Michigan was postponed due to snow.
The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Sunday. Saturday’s schedule is unchanged with a doubleheader starting at noon.
Seattle Pacific received letters of intent from five players, including four from high schools in Washington.
The local signees include defender Jeffrey Collings from Seattle’s Ballard High School, the son of Falcons coach Mark Collings. Also from Washington are midfielder Chaz Jenkins from Everett High, midfielder Jordan Kollars from Central Kitsap High in Silverdale and forward Jordan Thompson from Newport High in Bellevue.
The Falcons also got a letter of intent from forward Stephen MacDonald from Sandra Day O’Connor High School in Phoenix.
No. 22 Washington (9-5) swept a pair of games in the Mary Nutter Class at Palm Springs, Calif., beating No. 23 Florida State 2-0 and Illinois 15-0 in five innings.
Junior Bryana Walker (6-2) pitched a gem against Florida State, allowing three hits and striking out eight in the shutout.
The Huskies had 13 hits and 13 walks against Illinois. UW scored nine times in the first inning.
Track and field
Washington junior Megan Goethals won the 5,000 meters and UW women won the distance medley relay on the opening day of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships at the Dempsey Indoor Facility in Seattle.
The UW women are fifth with 24 points and the men are ninth with 11 points. The Washington State men are third with 28 points and the Cougar women are in 11th with 11 points.
Goethals’ winning time of 15 minutes, 58.62 seconds was a season-best.
WSU junior Drew Jordan won the men’s 5000 (13:54.35) and teammate Stephan Scott-Ellis repeated as the men’s long-jump champion (25 feet, 4 3/4 inches).
• Seattle University combined for six school records on the second day of the Western Athletic Conference Indoor Championships in Albuquerque.
The Seattle U men are in sixth place with 10 points, and the Seattle U women are in eighth place with four points.
Seattle Pacific senior Stephanie Wagner received a career-high score of 9.80 on the uneven bars, leading SPU to a third-place finish in an elite meet in Corvallis, Ore.
The NCAA Division II Falcons had 191.400 points, their sixth straight meet over 191 points.
No. 11 Oregon State won with 196.825, and No. 15 Arizona was second with 194.900.
• No. 22 Washington beat No. 27 Arizona State 196.000-195.500.
Senior Lauren Rogers once again broke her career best in the all-around with a 39.375 on the way to winning her fourth such title on the year.
Seattle University is in ninth place in the MPSF men’s championships with 105 points.
Seattle U senior James Gilmore broke a five-year-old school record in the 400 individual medley with a time of 3:53.26.
From sports information reports