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The seventh-ranked Washington baseball team squandered a lead of 10-1 but rallied with five runs in the eighth and three in the ninth to win a wild 21-17 game over host Utah on Sunday.

The Huskies (32-11-1, 19-5) earned their third Pac-12 sweep of the season to keep pace in the conference race for first place with Oregon State, who swept California. The Beavers are .018 percentage points ahead of the Huskies for first, but UW holds a half-game advantage with three more wins but one more loss.

The Utes (13-28, 3-18) and Huskies combined for 42 hits and 38 runs.

“I liked the outcome,” Huskies coach Lindsay Meggs said. “I thought our hitters were unbelievable.”

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Five Huskies had three or more of the team’s 23 hits, led by Austin Rei’s 5-for-6 day. Trevor Mitsui was 4 of 6 with six runs batted in and scored three runs. He ended up hitting 9 for 13 in the series with eight RBI and eight runs.

Braden Bishop (3 for 5, 4 runs, 2 RBI), Andrew Ely (3 for 5, 3 RBI) and Alex Schmidt (3 for 6, 3 RBI) each had three hits.

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USC scored six times in the eighth inning and the 24th-ranked Trojans beat host Washington State 7-1 at Bailey-Brayton Field.

With the victory, USC (24-21, 13-11 Pac-12) avoided a sweep by Washington State (20-23, 10-11).

The Cougars got their only run in the second inning when P.J. Jones scored on Ben Roberts’ infield single.

• In a game that spanned two days due to rain, Grand Canyon beat Seattle University 10-6 at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue.

Chase Fields and Michael McCann had two hits and two RBI each for the Redhawks (22-21, 10-8 Western Athletic Conference). Michael Pomeroy drove in four runs for Grand Canyon (25-19, 14-7).


Starting pitcher Bryana Walker turned in a dominant outing as No. 11 Washington earned an 8-0, five-inning win over No. 9 Arizona in the first game of a doubleheader at Husky Softball Stadium.

The win gave the Huskies (30-13 10-9 Pac-12) a series victory over the Wildcats (40-11, 13-8). The series began on Friday night with an 11-7 win for the Huskies.

Arizona won the second game of the twinbill 2-0 behind Estela Pinon’s two-hitter.

In the first game, Walker blanked the Wildcats on one hit.

In third inning, Whitney Jones hit a two-run single to give the Huskies a 4-0 lead. In the fourth, Kelli Suguro led off with a solo home run and Kylee Lahners launched her team-leading 15th home run of the season, a three-run blast.

Horse racing

Del Rio Harbor swept past Stikine Slough into the stretch and scored a 1¼-length victory over stablemate Kenai King in the $22,575 allowance race for Washington-bred 3-year-olds Sunday at Emerald Downs. Ridden by Isaias Enriquez at 122 pounds, Del Rio Harbor ran 5½ furlongs in 1:03.65 on a sloppy track and paid $4.80, $3.20 and $2.40.

Auto racing

Joselyn LaFleur won her first Stinger 8 Nationals race at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe. Andrew Schukar won the NASCAR Mini-Stock 30-lap main. The road course winner was Scott Hunt. Ricky Deitz won the final race, the 50-lap Outlaw Figure 8 main.

From sports-information reports.

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