Ryan Gropp and Mathew Barzal each had a goal and an assist as the Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the host Tri-City Americans 4-2 on Friday night in a Western Hockey League game.

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Ryan Gropp and Mathew Barzal each had a goal and an assist as the Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the host Tri-City Americans 4-2 on Friday night in a Western Hockey League game.

Cavin Leth and Nolan Volcan also scored goals for the Thunderbirds (34-23-3-0, 71 points) and Jerret Smith had two assists.

Landon Bow made 27 saves for Seattle, which hosts first-place Everett on Saturday night at 6:05 at ShoWare Center in Kent.

Deven Sideroff scored in overtime as the Kamloops Blazers beat the Everett Silvertips 3-2 at Xfinity Arena in Everett.

Everett (35-20-4-2, 76 points), which leads the U.S. Division, trailed 2-0 entering the third period.

Carson Stadnyk scored on a power play to get the Silvertips on the board. Remi Laurencelle got the equalizer in the final minute.

Backup goalie Mario Petit made 24 saves for Everett.

College baseball

Chris Baker doubled home MJ Hubbs in the 10th inning to lift Washington to a 2-1 victory over host UC Riverside (2-3). Six Washington pitchers combined to strike out 11 Highlanders batters and allowed just one unearned run.

Hubbs had three hits for the Huskies (3-1) and Baker had two. UW also received 10 walks. Closer Troy Rallings pitched the 10th for Washington and struck out two, earning his 17th career save.

• Seattle University blanked Bowling Green 3-0 in a nonconference game at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue.

Ted Hammond started for the Redhawks and pitched seven innings, giving up three hits and two walks while striking out five. He allowed just one Bowling Green (1-2) runner to advance to second base. Grant Gunning pitched the last two innings, retiring all six batters he faced for his first save of the season.

Sheldon Stober homered for the Redhawks (2-3), Brock Carpenter had two hits and drove in a run and Sean Sutton had three hits.

• Washington State pitcher Ryan Walker threw five scoreless innings of relief and the Cougars used a couple of clutch hits to post a 3-2 victory over Houston Baptist at the Al Ogletree Classic in Edinburg, Texas.

Scotty Sunitsch pitched scoreless eighth and ninth innings to pick up his first career save. Cameron Frost and Patrick McGrath each collected two hits for WSU (2-4). Frost and Derek Chapman each drove in a run in the sixth inning.

• Gonzaga blasted Texas Southern 18-3 in San Antonio. Jeffrey Bohling drove in five runs for the Bulldogs (3-2). Taylor Jones and Jack Krauel each drove in three.

College softball

Washington lost two games in Palm Springs, Calif., falling to top-ranked Florida 3-1 and to Oklahoma State 8-4.

Trysten Melhart paced the Huskies (9-3) from the plate, going 5 for 7. Taylor Van Zee had three hits and Ali Aguilar had a three-run homer. Freshman Taran Alvelo (4-2) took both losses from the circle.

• Andie Larkins pitched a five-hit shutout and Maddy Kristjanson homered in the seventh inning as Seattle University (4-7) scratched out a 1-0 victory over host Saint Mary’s (3-8).

Track and field

Chris Williams and Kennadi Bouyer blazed two of the fastest runs in Washington history within just a few minutes of each other and individual titles were claimed by seniors Diamara Planell Cruz and Aaron Nelson on the first day of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Championships at UW’s Dempsey.

Williams shattered the 60 hurdles school record he tied two weeks ago, running a 7.72. Bouyer ran the women’s 60 dash in a school-record 7.32. Planell Cruz won the women’s pole vault (13-7¾) and Nelson won the men’s 5,000 in 13:49.93.

For Washington State, Liz Harper was runner-up in the pentathlon with 4,146 points.

Women’s swimming

Blaise Wittenauer-Lee became the first Seattle U swimmer to win a Western Athletic Conference individual title at the WAC Championships in Houston.

In the 100 breaststroke, Wittenauer-Lee broke the school record with the winning time of 1:01.89.

Later, Wittenauer-Lee swam the breaststroke leg in the 400 medley relay, joining with Katie Rottman, Jane Liggett and Paige Treff to finish sixth in the event in 3:48.12, another school record.

• Washington State’s Addisynn Bursch broke her second school record on the third day of the Pac-12 Championships at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. She finished 12th in the 400 IM at 4:15.51.

Anna Brolin was 12th in the 100 butterfly at 53.65, and Frederikke Hall was 12th in the 100 breaststroke at 1:01.94.

Men’s tennis

Washington (9-3) lost 5-2 at Michigan. Mitch Stewart won at No. 1 singles for the Huskies and Enzo Sommer won at No. 3 singles.


Seattle Pacific’s Ariana Harger posted a career-high of 9.85 in winning the floor exercise and teammate Maria Hundley (39.125) won the all-around in a three-school meet in Brougham Pavilion. The Falcons tallied a school-record 48.950 points on the beam as part of their final score of 192.275.