Chase Anselment's tiebreaking home run helped spark a three-run seventh inning for the Washington baseball team, which went on to defeat No. 1-ranked Arizona State, 9-4, on Saturday evening at Packard Stadium.

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TEMPE, Ariz. — Chase Anselment’s tiebreaking home run helped spark a three-run seventh inning for the Washington baseball team, which went on to defeat No. 1-ranked Arizona State, 9-4, on Saturday evening at Packard Stadium.

The Huskies (20-17, 5-6 Pac-10) snapped a four-game losing streak.

Washington trailed 4-3 entering the seventh. Julien Pollard led off with a walk, then moved to second on a bunt. Jacob Lamb doubled to left to drive Pollard in. After the second out, Anselment belted a homer to right-center field, putting the Huskies ahead 6-4.

Anselment, Troy Scott and Caleb Brown each drove in a run in the ninth for Washington.

UW softball routed

BERKELEY, Calif. — The top-ranked Washington softball team dropped a five-inning, mercy-rule contest to No. 13 California, which ran away with a 9-1 victory.

The Bears used an eight-run second inning to even the three-game series.

Freshman Baily Harris, making her first Pac-10 start for the Huskies (36-5, 8-3 Pac-10), allowed nine runs — all earned — on 11 hits in four innings.

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Seattle University (12-26-1, 8-4 Pacific Coast Softball Conference) swept Saturday’s doubleheader at Utah Valley, posting 11-1 and 6-5 victories in Orem, Utah.

Danielle Monson‘s hitting streak came to an end, but not before she extended it to an NCAA Division II record 40 games in a Central Washington doubleheader in Ellensburg. The Wildcats (29-13, 24-8 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) won the opener against Northwest Nazarene 9-1, with Monson going 3 for 4. She was 0 for 4 in the nightcap, won 6-5 by Central.

Sarah McEnroe allowed just one run in 11-2/3 innings and was credited with two victories as Western Washington took two of three from Western Oregon in Monmouth, Ore.

The Vikings (21-20, 17-13 GNAC) won the first two contests, 6-3 and 9-0 in six innings, then dropped the third 5-2.

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Dallas Baptist used a five-run eighth inning to roll past Seattle University 6-2 at Bellevue’s Bannerwood Park. Bryndon Ecklund and Cullen Hendrickson each went 3 for 4 to lead the Redhawks (5-28).

• Washington State (21-14, 5-6 Pac-10) scored eight times in the bottom of the fourth inning and posted a 12-4 victory over No. 22 Oregon State.

• Central Washington split a doubleheader with visiting Saint Martin’s. After falling in the opener, 11-8 in 10 innings, the Wildcats (11-29, 5-17 GNAC) took the nightcap 6-5.

Steven Halcomb was 3 for 4 for Gonzaga (13-26-1, 2-5-1 West Coast), which fell 18-5 at host San Diego.


Washington’s Tobi Obenaus and Alex Rosinski topped UCLA’s Max Tabatruong and Kallim Stewart 8-6 in the invitational men’s doubles semifinals at the Pac-10 championships in Ojai, Calif.

In women’s action, the Huskies duo of Samantha Smith and Aleksandra Malovic posted an 8-6 semifinal victory over Cal’s Stephany Chang and Nelly Radeva.

• The Gonzaga women fell 4-1 to Portland on the second day of the WCC championships in San Diego.


Washington won six out of eight 2,000-meter races in its annual contest with California in Belmont, Calif. The top-ranked Huskies men swept the Golden Bears to ensure the Schoch Cup would remain in Seattle for the fourth straight year, winning the varsity eight race in 5 minutes, 31.6 seconds.

• The Washington State women overcame strong crosswinds to defeat Gonzaga and Western Washington at Silver Lake in Spokane. The varsity eight finished nearly five seconds ahead of Gonzaga in 6:45.78.

Track and field

Brooke Pighin (women’s javelin, 167 feet, 6 inches) and Scott Roth (men’s pole vault, 17-5) earned wins for Washington at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational in Berkeley, Calif.

• Washington State’s Jeshua Anderson was a double winner — in the 800 meters (1:54.45) and 110 hurdles (14.46) — at the Cougar Invitational in Pullman.


The Kent Predators (3-4) fell 71-29 to the Chicago Slaughter in Indoor Football League action in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

• The Seattle Majestics (0-4) lost 22-7 to the host Portland Shockwave in an Independent Women’s Football League game.

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