Defending Pac-12 champion Oregon State, coming off a 27-3 conference record last year and a 56-6 overall mark, was selected as the team to beat.
Washington and Washington State are both among the bottom-tier teams in the baseball coaches’ preseason poll in the Pac-12.
Defending Pac-12 champion Oregon State, coming off a 27-3 conference record last year and a 56-6 overall mark, was selected as the team to beat. The Beavers got 10 of the 11 first-place votes. OSU returns Luke Heimlich, the Pac-12 pitcher of the year last year and Nick Madrigal, the Pac-12 player of the year.
The Huskies came in seventh in the poll and the Cougars 10th.
• Johnathan Williams of Gonzaga, after his third and fourth consecutive double-double, was named the men’s basketball player of the week in the West Coast Conference. The redshirt senior made 5 of 11 shots from the field for 10 points to go with 13 rebounds in a victory at Pacific on Thursday. He followed up that performance with 12 points and 11 rebounds in beating Saint Mary’s.
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• Zack Overstreet of Seattle University shot a 7-under 65 to take the individual lead in the The Farms Invitational in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. He had seven birdies and no bogeys on his round. In the second round, he was 3 over after 16 holes before darkness halted play, and still led the field by a stroke. The Redhawks were 25 over, tied for seventh.
• The Washington women were in 11th place at the Northrop-Grumman Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes, Calif. The Huskies had a two-round total of 28-over 596 and trail the team leaders by 20 strokes. Wenyung Keh, a junior, leads UW with a 5-over 147 and is tied for 23rd.
• In the Gold Rush women’s tournament in Long Beach, Calif., Gonzaga was in 13th place at 628, 37 strokes behind the leaders, and Seattle U was 14th at 630, 39 strokes back after two rounds.