CLE ELUM — Washington junior SooBin Kim moved into a share of the lead at the NCAA West Regional at Tumble Creek Club at Suncadia Resort on Friday while helping the Huskies remain in contention for the team title.
Kim shot a 2-under-par 70 for the second straight round to tie first-round leader Kyung Kim of USC at 4-under 140. Kim shot a 74 Friday.
Top-ranked USC and sixth-ranked Arizona State share the lead at 2-over 578. The 11th-ranked Huskies are just two shots back in third and have all but guaranteed that they will be one of the eight teams advancing from the regional to the NCAA championships, May 20-23 in Tulsa, Okla.
Gonzaga is 22nd at 60 over.
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UW’s Jennifer Yang is tied for eight at 5 over, and Charlotte Thomas is tied for 11th at 6 over. Thomas shot an even-par 72 Friday.
• Three pitchers combined for a shutout as sixth-ranked Washington (34-11-1) beat Bethune-Cookman 4-0 in the first of a three-game non-conference series at Husky Ballpark.
• Seattle University rallied with single runs in each of the final three innings and held on for a 10-9 victory over host Utah Valley in a Western Athletic Conference game.
Cullen Hendrickson gave the Redhawks (23-21, 11-8 WAC) the lead with a homer in the ninth inning.
• Utah (15-28, 4-18 Pac-12) scored three times in the 13th inning for a 4-1 win over host Washington State (20-24, 10-12 Pac-12).
• Bryana Walker allowed one run in seven innings, and No. 8 Washington hit three home runs to defeat host California 9-1.
The win assures the Huskies (32-13, 12-9 Pac-12) of a winning series over the Bears (23-28, 4-17).
• Seattle University (18-34) beat Bakersfield State 2-1 in the Western Athletic Conference tournament before being eliminated with a 5-3 loss to top seed New Mexico State.
• Former Western Washington standout Sonya Joseph-Perez died on May 2 after a battle with breast cancer. She was named MVP at the 1998 NAIA National tournament.
From sports-information reports.