COLLEGE ROUNDUP

The Washington State baseball team had its three-game series against Seattle, which was set to start Friday in Seattle, moved to Bailey-Brayton Field because of possible weather issues.

The series begins at 3:05 p.m. Friday, with Saturday’s game set for 2:05 p.m. and a 12:05 p.m. first-pitch time for Sunday.

Also, junior right-hander Zane Mills was named Collegiate Baseball’s player of the week. He allowed three hits and run in seven innings in a 19-5 win Friday at Dixie State. He struck out 13, tying the school record during the aluminum bat era for most strikeouts in a game with James Freeman and Matt Way.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

WSU hits the pause button

The Washington State soccer team canceled its matches scheduled for Friday and Sunday because of COVID-19 issues within the program. The Cougars were set to play March 5 at Arizona State and March 7 at Arizona, but the team has less than the minimum number of athletes required for competition.

The team is scheduled to play No. 6 California at home at 7 p.m. March 12 at Lower Soccer Field.

VOLLEYBALL

Warren named player of the week

Idaho junior middle blocker Kennedy Warren was named the Big Sky’s defensive player of the week, it was announced.

Warren finished with 23 digs and 11 total blocks as the Vandals split a pair of matches at Montana this week. She averaged 2.5 digs and 1.2 blocks per set.

It’s the second time Warren has been honored by the conference this season. She was named the Big Sky’s offensive player of the week earlier in the campaign.

MEN’S TENNIS

Bascon honored with Big Sky award

Idaho freshman Francisco Bascon earn his second consecutive Big Sky player of the week award, it was announced.

Bascon, who plays No. 1 singles and doubles for the Vandals, recorded a straight sets win as Idaho beat Lewis-Clark State 7-0 on Saturday.

For the season, Bascon is 3-1 in singles and 2-2 in doubles with partner Matteo Masala.

CONFERENCE NEWS

Big Sky to allow fans at tourneys

The Big Sky Conference announced a limited number of fans will be allowed to attend the men’s and women’s conference tournament, which will take place from Monday-March 13.

The conference will distribute tickets to each school; no tickets will be available at the arena or through the conference office. Each school will announce how tickets can be purchased soon.

The ticket will admit a fan to watch only the game in which their team is participating in. All spectators must wear face coverings and follow physical distancing guidelines. Concessions will not be available, but fans will be able to bring in an unopened bottle of water. No other outside food or drink will be permitted.

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