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Tyler Davis paces Huskies to 5-2 baseball victory over Arizona

Pitcher Tyler Davis allows three hits and one run in seven innings.

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Tyler Davis pitched masterfully over seven innings and Washington clinched the series win against Arizona after the Huskies beat the Wildcats 5-2 Saturday afternoon in Pac-12 baseball at Husky Ballpark.

Davis (4-1) gave up just three hits and allowed one earned run before handing the game over to the Washington bullpen. He struck out two and walked one to become Washington’s first four-game winner.

The win was the Huskies’ fourth in a row — and 11th in 12 games. Washington improved to 15-5-1, 4-1. It also ensures UW has won back-to-back series over Arizona (11-14, 1-4) for the first time in Huskies history after they took two of three in Tucson last season.

Other baseball

• UCLA evened its three game Pac-12 series with a 4-2 victory over visiting Washington State.

The 14th-ranked Bruins (13-8, 4-1) jumped on Washington State (9-10, 3-2) starter Joe Pistorese (1-1) for three runs on four hits in the first inning.


Aliza Vaccher of Washington tied for first on vault, and the Huskies finished eighth at the Pac-12 gymnastics championships in Berkeley, Calif.

Vaccher scored 9.950 to win vault. Allison Northey and Jackie McCartin tied for second on balance beam at 9.900.

Utah won the team title with a score of 197.925. The Huskies scored 195.125.

• Maria Hundley tied for silver-medal honors with a school-record vault performance of 9.875, helping Seattle Pacific (194.075) to a fourth-place finish at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) championships in Davis, Calif.


The Huskies dropped their second game in a row at Husky Softball Stadium, losing to the No. 2 UCLA Bruins, 4-2.

Kaitlin Inglesby allowed four runs (two earned) over seven innings and took the loss to fall to 6-2.

With a single leading off the bottom of the first inning, UW’s Victoria Hayward extended her season-best hitting streak to nine games. Hayward is batting .385, with seven runs scored, two doubles and one RBI over her last nine games.

• Western Washington gave up early leads in losing both games of a doubleheader at Montana State Billings, 10-5 and 5-4. Western’s Haylee Baker went 4 for 8 with two homers, driving in five runs for the Vikings (11-8, 3-5).

• Northwest Christian swept a doubleheader from Northwest University, 8-0 and 4-2.

Track and field

McKayla Fricker of Seattle Pacific set a national NCAA Division II-leading time in the 800 meters at the Oregon Preview track and field meet.

Fricker finished second at historic Hayward Field in 2 minutes, 8 seconds. She was the first collegiate runner across the line, trailing only Shannon Leinert of the Oregon Track Club at 2:05.92. Fricker also ran the winning leg on SPU’s victorious 1,600 relay team, joining Kishia Mitchell, Tasia Baldwin and BryAnne Wochnick.

• Washington junior Diamara Planell Cruz cleared 14 feet to win the pole vault at the Trojan Invitational in Los Angeles.

Sophomore Kristina Owsinski took second with a clearance of 13-3½. Freshman Elizabeth Quick was third at 12-5½. On the men’s side, junior J.J. Juilfs won at 16-4¾.

Kasen Covington was just a few inches off his outdoor PR in the triple jump, at 50-5½, to win by more than a foot. Senior Julian Bardwell had a career-best 49-0¾ to take third.


Washington State is tied for seventh at 1-over 569 after two rounds of the ASU Thunderbird Invitational at Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz. Charlie Mroz is tied for 14th after shooting a 4-under 67 for a 140 total.


In Las Vegas, Seattle University men’s and women’s tennis defeated Mesa Community College. The men won 7-0 and the women won 6-1.

From sports-information reports.

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