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Former Skyline athlete Luke Marquardt signs with 49ers | NW Briefs

Luke Marquardt, a former Skyline High School athlete who was not selected in the NFL draft, signed as a free agent with the San Francisco 49ers, the team announced Tuesday.

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Luke Marquardt, a former Skyline High School athlete who was not selected in the NFL draft, signed as a free agent with the San Francisco 49ers, the team announced Tuesday.

The late-blooming Marquardt, a 6-foot-8 ½, 317-pound tackle, played sparingly in football at Skyline before quitting to play basketball. He didn't make the basketball varsity until his senior season and seldom left the bench.

But he blossomed at Azusa Pacific, where the coaches turned him from a tight end into an offensive tackle, and he was invited to February's NFL combine.

About 20 NFL position coaches and scouts attended his pro day workout last month at Azusa Pacific.

Wright pitches UW

past Seattle U

Zach Wright, a junior from Black Diamond, pitched five scoreless innings as Washington beat Seattle University 7-2 at Husky Ballpark.

Wright (2-4) was making just his second start of the season, having appeared in relief 25 times. After giving up a one-out single in the first, he retired 14 of 15 batters, including 11 in a row. Wright allowed two singles and no walks while striking out four.

Freshman Austin Rei had a two-run double for UW (17-29), which opens a three-game series at home against Utah at 5 p.m. Friday.

The Redhawks (19-29) lost three of four games to UW in the season series.

Other baseball

• The Pac-12 Conference reprimanded Washington State coach Donnie Marbut for an inappropriate public outburst after his ejection in the Cougars' loss to Oregon on Sunday.

Tyler Olson, a Gonzaga senior left-hander from Spokane, was named West Coast Conference pitcher of the month after going 4-0 with a 0.52 earned-run average in April.


Washington State freshman guard Lia Galdeira was selected to attend the 2013 U.S. women's team trials May 16-19 in Colorado Springs, Colo. She is among 34 players vying for a spot on the team that will play in the FIBA U19 World Championships.


• Washington's Chris Williams and Cheng-Tsung Pan were named to the All-Pac-12 men's first team, and teammate Trevor Simsby earned honorable mention.

• Cal State Monterey Bay and Western Washington each shot 286 to remain one-two after the second round of the NCAA Division II men's South Central/West Regional at The Home Course in DuPont. WWU is led by Dylan Goodwin (fifth at 139), Kyle Schrader (tied for sixth, 140) and Mark Strickland (tied for 11th, 141). The tournament concludes Wednesday.


Forward Rhys Duch and defenseman Mike Grimes of the Washington Stealth were named to the National Lacrosse League All-Pro Team.

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