Washington earns 7-4 baseball victory over Oregon
Josh Cushing’s three-run double helped the Huskies to a victory over the Ducks.
Third baseman Josh Cushing broke a 2-2 tie with a three-run double to carry the offense and pitcher Troy Rallings was nearly untouchable on the mound over the final three innings to lead Washington to a 7-4 victory over Oregon on Saturday at Husky Ballpark.
Cushing’s bases-clearing double in the fifth inning proved to be the winner as Washington (12-7, 4-2 Pac-12) took two of three games from Oregon (11-9, 2-4).
The lead was enough for Rallings to navigate the final three innings to pick up his fifth save of the season – and the 20th of his career.
• After a game featuring several ties and one-run leads, Seattle University (14-9, 3-0 WAC) earned a 6-3 victory, completing a series sweep over CSU Bakersfield (5-18, 0-3), with a Max Modeste game-ending three-run home run.
The Redhawks, down 3-2, tied the game in the bottom of the ninth on a sacrifice fly, setting the stage for Modeste’s blast.
• Washington State suffered a 5-0 defeat in the rubber game of a Pac-12 series at Stanford. The Cougars (8-14, 1-5) received two-hit games from Trek Stemp, Justin Harrer and Mason Cerrillo but left 10 men on base.
The Cardinal (12-6, 2-1) used a two-run homer in a three-run third inning and tacked on another run in the sixth and seventh inning to back an impressive outing by starter Chris Catellanos, who pitched seven shutout innings.
• Gonzaga ended its three-game series, beating host Saint Mary’s 7-1 in a dominant start by right-hander Eli Morgan, who threw a complete game, allowing one run on four hits and striking out nine.
• No. 10-ranked Washington dropped the series finale at UCLA, 10-8.
The Huskies (21-7,2-4 Pac-12) recorded eight hits in the game by seven different batters. Sophomore Taylor Van Zee went 2 for 3 with two runs batted in and senior Kimberlee Souza recorded a team-high three RBI. Freshman Morganne Flores also drove in two runs.
• Seattle University (14-19) rallied with four unanswered runs to earn a 4-3 victory over Santa Clara (5-27).
Savannah Loomis doubled to left-center to drive in two runs in the fourth and begin the SU comeback. Paige Bouska tied the score, and in the seventh, Isabella Geronimo singled in the winning run.
• Emily Benson hit three home runs to lead Western Washington to a doubleheader split at Montana State Billings.
The Vikings (15-15, 10-10 GNAC) evened their overall and conference records with the 10-9 win in the second game after falling 20-14 in the opener.
Track and field
• Elizabeth Quick won the women’s pole vault at 13-6½ and Johnathan Stevens won the men’s 1,500 in 3:43.70 to lead UW at the Pac-12/Big Ten Invitational in Tempe, Ariz.
• The Seattle Pacific Falcons won 10 events in the first Doris Heritage Distance Festival. The event at West Seattle Stadium was named in honor off the Seattle Pacific and international distance running star who competed in the 1968 and 1972 Olympics. Heritage was on hand to open the meet and fire the starting gun for the 10,000 meters.
• The Seattle University men (8-13, 0-3 WAC) picked up the doubles point but won only one of five singles matches as Texas Rio Grande Valley earned a 5-2 victory.
From sports-information reports.