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)