AREA BRIEFS: Cougars blow eight-run lead, lose to UVU


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OREM, Utah — The Washington State baseball team squandered an eight-run lead in the sixth inning, allowing Utah Valley to plate 15 unanswered runs over the final three frames on its way to a 20-13 win Tuesday evening.

The Cougars dropped to 10-37-1 overall with the nonconference loss at UCCU Ballpark.

After plating a couple of quick seventh-inning runs, WAC team UVU (14-36) continuously juiced the bases with no outs.

Four singles, two wild pitches — WSU has seven wild pitches total — a fielding error and a sacrifice fly later, the Wolverines had racked up eight in that frame alone.

A two-run double and RBI single ensued in the eighth, and the Cougs failed to get any of those runs back in a 1-2-3 ninth.

Wazzu outhit UVU by six, logged a six-spot second, but stranded nine and toiled down the stretch with runners in scoring position. The Wolverines’ Michael Beltran spearheaded the offense with a pair of singles and a three-run blast to spark UVU in the sixth, a three-run, table-turning frame. Mick Madsen led everyone with five RBI on three singles.

Wazzu was led offensively by Brody Barnum’s three RBI off a single and a home run.

The Cougs used six hurlers — Connor Barison took the loss after allowing four earned runs in the seventh, in which he didn’t record an out.

Logan Petet of UVU logged a win. He pitched the seventh and eighth, allowed two knocks and fanned five.

WSU 160 402 000—13 18 3

UVU 300 203 84x—20 12 2

Newstrom, Sellers (4), Moyle (5), Barison (7), Leonard (7), Kolden (8) and Blunt. Yocum, Carrillo (2), Zeleny (4), Palacios (5), Petet (7), Parker (9) and Sims.

W — Petet (1-0). L — Barison (1-3).

WSU hits — Sinatro 3, Alvarez 2 (2B), Plew 2, Manzardo 3, Smith 3, Montez 2, Barnum 2 (HR), Gouldsmith.

UVU hits — Howell 2, Beltran 3 (HR), Madsen 3, Hall, Estrada, Eastburn, Marco (2B).

MEN’S GOLFSooners’ Hale leads entering final day of Regionals

PULLMAN — Oklahoma’s Blaine Hale sat in the lead, a shot ahead of three other golfers tied for second, following the second day of the NCAA Regional golf tournament at Palouse Ridge Golf Club on Tuesday.

Entering today’s final round, Texas A&M leads the team scores, three strokes ahead of the Sooners.

Team scores — 1, Texas A&M, 537. 2, Oklahoma, 540. 3, Georgia Tech, 541. 4, Brigham Young, 543. 5, Colorado State, 548. 6, UCLA, 551. 7, South Carolina, 552. t8, Kent State and Florida, 554. t10, Michigan State and Purdue, 556. 12, Northern Colorado, 557. t13, Wright State and Iona College, 599.

Top 20 — 1, Blaine Hale, Oklahoma, 130. t2, Rhett Rasmussen, BYU; Tim Widing, San Francisco and Zach Smith, UCSB, 132. t5, Scott Stevens, South Carolina; Andy Ogletree, Georgia Tech and Coby Welch, Northern Colorado, 133. t9, Chris Doody, Kent State; Jake Staiano, Colorado State; Brandon Smith, Texas A&M; Timmy Hildebrand, Purdue; Donnie Trosper, Michigan State; Chandler Phillips, Texas A&M; Garrett Reband, Oklahoma and Carson Lundell, Brigham Young, 134. t17, AJ Ott, Colorado State; Quade Cummins, Oklahoma; Sam Bennett, Texas A&M; Noah Norton, Georgia Tech; John Axelsen, Florida; Chris Nido, Florida and Connor Howe, Georgia Tech, 136.

WOMEN’S GOLFL-C’s Louder at 53rd

OKLAHOMA CITY — Lewis-Clark State golfer Marissa Louder opened her stay at the NAIA women’s national tournament in position to make the 36-hole cut.

The senior from Utah carded a 5-over 77 to place tied for 53rd — out of 155 competitors — with one more round to make the cut, which is apt to be a high one considering only five golfers ended under par.

Louder, L-C’s lone qualifier for Nationals, will tee off at 6:30 a.m. PDT today on the par-72, 6,050-yard Lincoln Park Golf Course in Oklahoma City.

“It’s just another golf tournament,” Louder said, referring to her thought process. “This is the last one. Let’s go have fun.”

Louder, who had one birdie, was hindered by six bogeys, including one on the 17th, when she plopped her tee shot into a water hazard just shy of the green.

“I just need to trust my shots,” she said. “We talked about it. I was maybe forcing them a little bit.”

Leading the pack is Oklahoma City’s Melissa Eldridge, who shot a 5-under 67 and leads by three strokes.

Top 10 teams — 1, Oklahoma City 287; 2, Dalton St. 293; 3, British Columbia 294; 4, Keiser 297; 5, William Carey 298; 6, Loyola (New Orleans) 300; 7, Texas Wesleyan 301; T8, SCAD-Savannah, Northwestern Ohio 302; T10, Oregon Tech, Cumberlands 304.

Top 5 individuals — 1, Melissa Eldredge (OKC) 67; T2, Papatsara Niamrungrueang (William Carey), Maria Zrodowska (William Woods) 70; T4, Avril Li (British Columbia), Isabel Rijos (Dalton St.).


The Lewis-Clark State men’s basketball team signed Brennen Newsom, a 6-foot-8 forward from Sacramento’s Sheldon High School, the Warriors announced Tuesday.

Newsom averaged 3.4 points (off 67 percent shooting) and 3.3 rebounds per game and Sheldon went 24-11.

“We are extremely excited to add a player and person like Brennen,” LCSC coach Austin Johnson said in a written news release. “He played on great teams and understands everything matters when it comes to winning.”

FOOTBALLRehkow, Linehan miss the cut

Former Idaho standout football players Austin Rehkow and Matt Linehan did not make the cut in their rookie minicamp tryouts for New Orleans and the New York Giants, respectively.

Rehkow, a punter/kicker at UI, worked out for the Saints over three days, but New Orleans only signed two tryouts. Linehan, a quarterback, was with the Giants, who inked three undrafted tryout players.

“Was fun to wear the black and gold again for a few days at Saints rookie mini camp!!” Rehkow tweeted Monday.

“Good to get back out there for a little. Appreciate the tryout @nygiants,” Linehan posted on Instagram.

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