COLLEGE ROUNDUP

Idaho thrower Zach Short competes in the shot put Saturday at the NCAA West prelims in Sacramento, Calif.

Arizona jumped on the Washington State baseball team early and never trailed, dominating the Cougs 15-7 in their season finale Saturday afternoon at Bailey-Brayton Field.

Washington State — which fired coach Marty Lees prior to the series — ends its campaign 11-42-1 overall and 3-26-1 in the Pac-12.

The Cougars strung together four runs over the second and third innings to get within one, but allowed Arizona (32-24, 15-14) to compile eight runs over the next three frames to put it away.

The Wildcats’ offense was the deciding factor with six extra-base hits, including home runs from Dayton Dooney and Tony Bullard.

Wazzu’s Kyle Manzardo, Collin Montez, Garrett Gouldsmith and Danny Sinatro had multiple-knock days. Sinatro finished the year on a 12-game hitting streak and with a .325 batting average.

But the Cougs’ defense and pitching staff were again roughed up, permitting scores in bunches and timely Arizona hitting.

Arizona 500 215 200—15 13 1

WSU 031 000 120—7 11 3

Flanagan, Weems (7), Haskell (9) and Wells. White, Guerrero (4), Mills (7), Newstrom (9) and Teel.

W — Flanagan (8-3). L — White (2-8).

Arizona hits — Williams 2, Cannon, Wells (3B), Quintana (2B), Dooney (HR), Wylie 3 (HR), Boissiere, Bullard 2 (2B), Holgate (2B).

WSU hits — Sinatro 2 (2B), Manzardo 2 (2B), Alvarez (2B), Montez 3, Kolden, Gouldsmith 2 (2B).

Track and field

Three more Cougs qualify

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Washington State high-jumpers Peyton Fredrickson and Mitch Jacobson and hurdler Nick Johnson qualified for the NCAA Championships with top-flight finishes at the NCAA West prelims at Sacramento State.

Fredrickson cleared 7 feet, 1 inch to place ninth; Jacobson was 10th with a mark just over 6-11.

In the 110-meter hurdles, Johnson placed 11th with a time of 13.91 seconds.

All three qualifiers hail from the state of Washington: Fredrickson’s from Vancouver, Jacobson from Walla Walla and Johnson from Spokane.

Idaho’s top finisher Saturday was Zachary Short, who placed 20th in the shot put with a throw of 58-7.25. He was the Big Sky’s top placer.

Other Vandal competitors included Austin Beyer in the javelin (27th, 207-6), Rechelle Meade in the long jump (35th, 18-4.25), Andrea Condie in the 10K (43rd, 35:54.32) and Henrike Fiedler in teh long jump (42nd, 18-4.25)

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