Freshman Braden Bishop delivered a run-scoring, game-winning single in the 12th inning as the UW baseball team outlasted California, 3-2...
Freshman Braden Bishop delivered a run-scoring, game-winning single in the 12th inning as the UW baseball team outlasted California, 3-2, in the first game of a three-game Pac-12 series Friday at Husky Ballpark.
The Huskies (14-26, 6-10 Pac-12) gave up a run in the top of the 12th, but then scored two for the win.
In the 12th, Cal (18-23, 7-12) put runners at first and second with a pair of singles. Devin Pearson singled through the right side and Celsi slid into home just ahead of the throw to give the Bears a 2-1 lead.
In the bottom of the frame, UW second baseman Robert Pehl was hit with the first pitch from Logan Scott. Michael Camporeale followed with a single and pinch-hitter Brian Wolfe laid down a bunt that was mishandled by the Cal catcher, loading the bases for Ryan Wiggins.
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Ryan Wertenberger came on, and his first pitch for the Bears sailed to the backstop, allowing pinch-runner Parker Guinn to score from third.
Wiggins walked to load the bases for Joe Meggs, who hit a grounder to second base. The Bears got the lead run at the plate for the first out. Bishop deposited a 2-2 offering into shallow right to score the game-winner.
UW’s Jared Fisher pitched nine innings, allowing one unearned run on just three hits while walking three and striking out five.
Husky reliever Trevor Dunlap, who pitched all of the extra innings, picked up the victory to improve to 3-2 on the season. Scott (3-2) took the loss.
Shane Zeile‘s RBI single in the top of the 11th lifted No. 7 UCLA (26-12, 10-6) to a 7-6 victory over Washington State (19-19, 6-10 Pac-12).
• Gonzaga (28-13-1, 15-5 West Coast Conference) beat Brigham Young, 5-1, in Spokane.
• Central Washington split a doubleheader at Montana State-Billings, winning 17-7 before falling 20-8.
• Seattle U (16-24, 6-9 Western Athletic Conference) defeated host San Jose State (13-28, 7-9 WAC), 13-3, in eight innings after scoring five runs in the eighth.
New Mexico State (33-15, 14-2 WAC) scored five runs in the first inning en route to an 8-0 victory over visiting Seattle U (20-26, 8-8 WAC) in six innings.
• Northwest Christian ended a 21-game losing streak with a two-game sweep of Northwest U, 4-0 and 3-2, in Eugene, Ore.
Track and field
Ryan Endresen of Seattle Pacific won the 400-meter hurdles for the fourth year in a row, and was one of four winners for the Falcons at the Western Washington Twilight meet in Bellingham.
Western Washington’s Bethany Drake reached the national qualifying standard in the women’s javelin, and the men’s 4×400 relay team broke a 20-year old school record at the same meet.
Western Washington earned the No. 2 seed in the West Region for the NCAA Division II South Central/West Regional starting May 6 at The Home Course in DuPont.
Eastern Washington fell to Montana 4-2 in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Conference Tennis Championships in Sacramento, Calif. The sixth-seeded Eagles finished their season 9-13, while No. 3 Montana improved to 10-7 and will play Montana State in Saturday’s semifinals.
Washington State (14-12, 2-8 Pac-12) ended its season at the Pac-12 Championships at the Ojai Valley Tennis Club in Ojai, Calif. Sophomore Elizaveta Luzina was the lone Cougar with a chance at winning a title, but she fell to USC’s Kaitlyn Christian in the quarterfinals.
From team reports and other sources.