Grand slam ensures GU another win

Grand slam ensures GU another win

Garth Blumberg’s grand slam Thursday highlighted Gonzaga University’s 13-4 baseball victory over Liberty at the Pepsi/Johnny Quik Classic in Fresno, Calif.

Brian Munhall also homered for GU, which improved its record at the six-day tournament to 3-1.

GU (11-9) collected 11 hits, but right fielder Kevin Cave (2 for 5) was the lone Bulldogs player with multiple hits.

Brent Dayton earned the win, allowing six hits and three earned runs in 4-2/3 innings. Kyle Nearhood and Matt Reding combined to check the Flames (9-5-1) of Lynchburg, Va., on three hits for the final 4-1/3 innings.

Track and field

Eastern Washington’s Christie Kight and David Sargent (unattached) are the first-day leaders of EWU’s combined events invitational at Woodward Field.

Kight piled up 2,696 points after four events of the heptathlon, with wins in the 100-meter hurdles (15.67 seconds) and shot put (38 feet, 10-1/4 inches), and a tie for first in the high jump (4-11-3/ 4).

Sargent won the long jump (22-6-1/4) and high jump (6-3-1/2) on the way to 3,528 points after five events in the decathlon.

Women’s swimming

Whitworth’s Serena Fadel set a school record and placed 10th in the 200-yard individual medley in the Division III championships at the University of Miami (Ohio).

Fadel finished in 2 minutes, 9.08 seconds. She also broke Erin Kay’s school record (2:10.32 in 2001) with a 2:09.44 in the preliminaries.

Men’s pro soccer

The Seattle Sounders signed forward Brian Ching, a former player at Gonzaga University.

On loan from the Los Angeles Galaxy last year, Ching totaled four goals and one assist to rank as the Sounders’ fourth-leading scorer despite playing just seven matches.

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