Washington baseball salvages finale of series in Oregon – The Seattle Times

Sophomore third baseman Willie MacIver hit a grand slam in the first inning Sunday as No. 22 Washington salvaged the finale of a three-game baseball series at Oregon with a 12-3 Pac-12 win.

“He threw me a low-and-in changeup and I just went for it,” MacIver said. “I put the barrel on it and it just went out.”

MacIver was 3 for 4 and also had a double to go with five RBI.

The Huskies’ 12 runs were a season best.

Joe DeMers picked up the win for UW (14-9, 4-2 Pac-12), giving up three runs on five hits over 61/3 innings. He struck out three and walked two.

Oregon (15-6, 4-2) used seven pitchers in the loss.

UW will host No. 20 Baylor next weekend.

Husky softball swept in Arizona

The No. 6 Huskies were swept in a Pac-12 series at No. 5 Arizona (32-1, 6-0), falling in the finale Sunday 5-2.

Danielle O’Toole, who no-hit the Huskies on Friday, got the win, giving up two runs on three hits.

The Huskies (26-6, 3-3 Pac-12) scored on a two-run home run by Kirstyn Thomas in the seventh inning.

Arizona coach Mike Candrea won his 1,500th game, the fastest to that milestone in NCAA history, regardless of sport or division.

More softball

Paige Bouska broke the Seattle U career hits record in the Redhawks’ 5-3 win over Santa Clara. Her two-run triple in the sixth gave SU (11-21) the lead at the Gaucho Classic in Santa Barbara, Calif. Bouska has 209 career hits, breaking a tie with Jane Purdy and Isabelle Geronimo.

More Baseball

• Washington State (13-8) lost for the first time at home (9-1) this season, losing to Cal State Northridge 3-1. Dugan Shirer doubled in WSU’s run.

• Gonzaga (13-11, 5-1) lost its first WCC game as San Francisco salvaged the final game of the weekend series, 7-2, in Spokane.

Women’s Golf

Washington placed 10th at the LSU Tiger Classic, finishing with a 39-over 903 (293-306-304). The Huskies were led by Julianne Alvarez (4-over 220) in 16th.


• The Washington women won their second Pac-12 match with a 5-2 win over Colorado.