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Sunday, March 31, 2013 - Page updated at 10:00 p.m.
Huskies deal Ducks first Pac-12 defeat
Kelli Suguro hit a run-scoring single in the sixth inning for the go-ahead score as the No. 16 Washington softball team beat No. 10 Oregon 2-1 Saturday at Husky Softball Stadium.
In front of a crowd of 1,300, Washington (25-10, 3-3) handed Oregon (28-5, 5-1) its first Pac-12 loss.
Washington had eight hits against two Oregon pitchers. Shawna Wright had two hits for the Huskies.
Bryana Walker got the start for UW, allowing the lone Oregon run. Kaitlin Inglesby pitched 5-2/3 innings in relief and allowed just three hits while picking up her 11th win of the year.
The first Huskies run came in the fourth as Inglesby and Hooch Fagaly each singled and Wright drilled a run-scoring single up the middle.
Host Seattle University (13-21, 2-4) lost 7-4 to Texas State (7-27, 2-4) in a Western Athletic Conference game. Isabella Geronimo led the Redhawks offense, going 3 for 4 with two runs scored. Rogin Hardy was 2 for 4 with a run scored and a run batted in.
• Western Washington (16-14, 6-8 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) swept a doubleheader from Northwest Nazarene (5-28, 0-18) in Nampa, Idaho. Kaleigh Keating led the Vikings offense by going 6 for 7 with four RBI and three stolen bases.
• Maria Gau threw a four-hit shutout and Remy Bradley had three hits as host Central Washington (12-11, 10-6 GNAC) beat Simon Fraser 2-0. The Clan (16-14, 11-4) won the nightcap 6-0.
Cole Irvin pitched a four-hit shutout to lead No. 12 Oregon to a 6-0 win over Washington in the final game of a three-game series in Eugene. The Ducks (22-6, 8-1) lead the Pac-12 standings. Starter Tyler Davis took the loss for Washington (6-19, 2-7).
• Jason Monda earned the victory on the mound in relief and provided a two-run homer to seal Washington State's 8-5 win over No. 23 Stanford at Bailey-Brayton Field. The Cougars (16-10, 3-3 Pac-12) pulled even with the Cardinal (13-9, 3-3) in the conference standings and avoided a sweep at home. Before the game, John Olerud's No. 18 was retired.
• Host Texas State (12-15, 5-1 WAC) beat Seattle U 6-4 to complete a weekend series sweep. Landon Cray homered for the Redhawks (10-16, 2-4) and Nate Roberts and Cullen Hendrickson had two hits apiece.
• Caleb Wood hit a two-run triple in the seventh inning to boost Gonzaga (16-10-1, 5-4 West Coast Conference) over host Loyola Marymount 2-1. The Lions (13-14, 5-4) won the first game 9-2.
• Kasey Bielec went 5 for 5 with four runs scored and Daniel Kathman added three doubles and five RBI as Central Washington (17-13, 11-5 GNAC) beat Western Oregon 13-10 to split a doubleheader.
Track and field
The UW women's 4x400 relay team of Kayla Stueckle, Baylee Mires, Gianna Woodruff and Krista Armstead had a time of 3:43.15, the Huskies' best since 2000, at the Stanford Invitational.
The Huskies men's 4x400 relay team of Quadelle Satterwhite, James Alaka, Dan Sanders and Andrew Prentice had a time of 3:09.38, their best since 2008.
Washington State's Stephan Scott-Ellis won the men's triple jump (51-1) and the Cougars men's 4x100 relay team of Greg Hornsby, Trevor Rogers, Brett Blanshan and Andre McBride won in 40.85.
• Will Harrison of Seattle Pacific set his fourth school record of 2013 when he posted a 31:17.08 time to take third place in the 10,000 meters at the Club Northwest Spring Break Open at West Seattle Stadium. Harrison broke the SPU mark of 31:22.25 set by Tim LeCount in 2005.
Also winning for the Falcons were AJ Baker in the 3,000 steeplechase (9:24.11), Emily Quatier in the 800 (2:15.0), Katie Thralls in the 5,000 (17:50.75) and Tasia Baldwin in the long jump (17-1 ¼).
Host Washington (10-8, 2-4 Pac-12) earned a huge conference win, knocking off Arizona 4-3. For the second straight day the outcome came down to the final match with Natali Coronel on the court, but this time she pulled it out for her team. She beat Shayne Austin 3-6, 7-6 (9-7), 7-5.
Washington State's women started the spring season with a sweep of Gonzaga in challenging conditions at Wawawai Landing on the Snake River. The WSU varsity eight captured a fifth consecutive Fawley Cup in 7:46.11.
• The WWU women won the varsity eight final in 6:48.0 at the Cascade Sprints regatta on American Lake near Tacoma.
From sport-information reports.
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