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Four Huskies pitchers combined to shut out Seattle University, and Trevor Mitsui led the offensive attack with three doubles Tuesday as fifth-ranked Washington beat Seattle University, 6-0, in a nonconference game at Husky Ballpark.

The victory was the first for the Huskies (37-11-1) over Seattle U (23-24) in three tries and was the team’s sixth shutout of the year.

Mitsui was the only UW batter with multiple hits, going 3 for 4 with two runs and two runs batted in.

The last time Washington faced Seattle U starter Skyler Genger, he shut out the Huskies in 72
3 innings of a 1-0 Redhawks victory. This time out, the Huskies had his number right out of the gate.

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Eugene Zeren, who raised Trooper Seven on his small farm near Gig Harbor, died Tuesday of heart failure, his daughter said.

Mr. Zeren, 83, had been in poor health for some time.

Born May 19, 1930, in Marshall, Minn., Zeren studied engineering at UCLA and for many years doubled as a Boeing engineer and small-time breeder, owner and trainer of Thoroughbreds which he bred and raised on a 62-acre farm in Wauna.

One of those horses, Trooper Seven, would become one of the fastest and most popular runners in state history. Trooper Seven won all five of his mile races, including back-to-back runnings of the Longacres Mile in 1980-81.

The 1981 Mile, in which Trooper Seven defeated a star-studded field before a record 25,031 fans, is considered one of the greatest moments in state racing history.

Matt Bower’s wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning allowed Caleb Wood to score the winning run and Gonzaga defeated visiting Washington State 5-4.

Gerard Coleman, a transfer from Providence who played last season at Gonzaga, is transferring elsewhere for his senior basketball season, Bulldogs coach Mark Few said.

The 6-foot-4 wing scored in double figures in five of GU’s first nine games, including a season-high 21 points in a home win over New Mexico State.

From sports-information reports.

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