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Washington baseball hands USC 3-1 loss | Northwest roundup

Junior Austin Voth gave the Washington baseball team eight strong innings, leading the Huskies to a 3-1 victory over USC at Husky Ballpark...

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Junior Austin Voth gave the Washington baseball team eight strong innings, leading the Huskies to a 3-1 victory over USC at Husky Ballpark on Saturday.

Voth, a right-hander from Kent, improved to 3-3. He gave up one run on four hits while striking out six. Closer Tyler Kane pitched the ninth to earn his third save of the year.

Right fielder Brian Wolfe drove in two runs for the Huskies (5-15, 1-4), including one on a solo homer. Ryan Wiggins and Robert Pehl each had two hits for Washington.

The Trojans dropped to 9-14, 2-3.

Other baseball

• Seattle University fell behind early and let significant scoring chances slip away, allowing host Louisiana Tech to win the teams' Western Athletic Conference opener, 5-2.

• Tanner Chleborad pitched seven shutout innings and Washington State blanked Brown 14-0 in nonconference play.

Chleborad (3-3) struck out a career-high nine, walked two and limited the Bears (1-8) to two hits.

• Kyle Sani went 2 for 4 in both games of a doubleheader, but Central Washington fell to visiting Montana State Billings, 5-2 and 5-3.


In his boxing comeback, Zahir Raheem earned a TKO in the second round against Santos Pakau of Toppenish to highlight the Battle at the Boat 91 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma.

The 36-year-old Raheem, had not fought since 2010, but improved to 32-3 in the main event, scheduled for 10 rounds. Pakau, 29, is 28-8-2.

Raheem beat Erik Morales in 2005 for the WBC international lightweight title six months after Morales had beaten Manny Pacquiao.


Host Oregon State won the Pac-12 gymnastics title, scoring 197.850 points. UCLA came in second with 197.375. Washington was fifth with a 195.875.

In session one of the Pac-12 Championships, the Huskies, seeded second out of four teams in the session, came out on top with a 195.875.

Washington senior Paige Bixler tied for third on balance beam at 9.90.

• Corrine Wise tied for the championship on the balance beam, and three of her Seattle Pacific teammates set career-high scores on the vault, leading the Falcons to a second-place finish in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's gymnastics meet at Brougham Pavilion.

SPU, ranked No. 4 on this week's USA Gymnastics Collegiate list, racked up a season-high 193.200 points. UC Davis won its fourth consecutive team title, finishing with 194.95 points.


Sophomore Kimberlee Souza hit two home runs, including a three-run homer in the fifth, to help No. 17 Washington (23-7, 1-0) to a 7-1 victory in the Pac-12 opener at No. 16 Arizona (20-9, 0-1).

• After narrowly dropping both contests in the first two games of a weekend series at Texas Arlington (17-13, 2-1 WAC), a big third inning for Seattle University (12-19, 1-2) helped the Redhawks to a 13-4 win.

• Western Washington scored five unearned runs in the third inning and hung on for a 7-6 win in the opener, then was blanked 8-0 in the nightcap against Saint Martin's.

Track and field

The Huskies picked up five victories at the Trojan Invitational at Loker Stadium in Los Angeles.

Justine Johnson (3,000 steeplechase, 10 minutes, 40.25 seconds) and Kayla Stueckle (400 hurdles, 59.21) picked up wins for the Husky women, while the men had three wins in the jumps from A.J. Maricich (high jump, 7-0 ¼), Kasen Covington (triple jump, 51-6 ½) and Jax Thoirs (pole vault, 17-2 ¾).


The host Washington State men fell to No. 6 USC 7-0.

• The Seattle University women began their Western Athletic Conference schedule with two neutral-site matches, losing to Texas State, 7-0, and Louisiana Tech, 4-0, in San Jose, Calif.

• The Washington State women had little trouble in a 7-0 victory over Lewis-Clark State. With the win the Cougars improve to 12-7 while the Warriors fall to 3-5.


Poulsbo's Ryan Villopoto raced to his fourth straight victory and seventh of the AMA Supercross season, holding off Davi Millsaps in front of 48,669 fans at Toronto's Rogers Centre.

Compiled from sports-information departments and other sources.

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