Michael Renner threw a no-hitter Tuesday night at Avista Stadium and the Ferris Saxons beat the Central Valley Bears 3-0 in the opener of a three-game District 8 4A playoff series.
Renner walked three and struck out three.
Travis Key hit a solo home run in the first inning to give the Saxons a 1-0 lead. The second game is today at 4 p.m. at Avista Stadium. The winner of the series earns the third and final seed to the subregional playoffs.
Mead 5, Gonzaga Prep 3: Nick Sagendorf struck out 10 – including all three batters in the seventh – as the Panthers won the opener of a three-game series at Avista Stadium.
Game 2 is tonight at 7 at Avista.
District 8 3A
Shadle Park and University split a doubleheader at Shadle. Levi McBournie hit a two-run single with one out in the bottom of the seventh, giving the Highlanders a 3-2 win in the opener. Shadle’s Nick Bettinson earned the win after firing a complete-game two-hitter.
University scored nine runs in the fifth inning and ran away with a 12-3 victory in the nightcap. Colin Deyarmin had four hits, including a two-run single in the fifth.
With the series tied, today’s game will determine which team advances to the subregional playoffs. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. at Shadle.
District 7 2A
Cheney scored three runs in the first and held on to beat Pullman 5-2 in an elimination game at Washington State University. Cheney’s Dakota Torkelson had two hits, including a triple. The Blackhawks will play at top-seeded Clarkston today.
West Valley 5, Deer Park 3: Frank Terhaar pitched a complete game, allowing three runs on two hits, as the Eagles eliminated the visiting Stags. The Eagles play at No. 2 East Valley today.
District 7 1A
Caleb Wiebe struck out seven in a complete-game shutout as Chewelah beat visiting Riverside. The Cougars play today at No. 2 Colville.
Kyle Garlick hit a two-run home run as No. 10 Oregon (31-13) edged Gonzaga 3-2 in a nonconference game at Patterson Complex.
Kenny Smith was the tough-luck loser for the Bulldogs (27-15), giving up three runs on two hits in seven innings.
The Idaho men’s golf team dropped to fourth place after shooting a 15-over-par 303 after the second round of the Western Athletic Conference Championships at Rio Secco Golf Club in Henderson, Nev.
The Vandals were tied with Fresno State for first place after Monday’s first round. Idaho is now nine strokes behind leader San Jose State.
Freshman Sean McMullen followed up his first-round score of 65 by shooting a 3-over 75 in round two. McMullen is tied for second.
• Whitworth junior Emily Guthrie earned an at-large bid to compete in the NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championships, Tuesday through May 11 at Zollner Golf Course in Angola, Ind.
The Whitworth athletics program claimed its fifth consecutive McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports Trophy. The Pirates won seven Northwest Conference championships in 2011-2012.
• Three Whitworth softball players earned All-Northwest Conference honors. Jamie Brunner was named to the All-NWC first team and Heather Hesselgesser was a second-team selection. Sami Parr earned honorable mention.
• Gonzaga’s Marco Gonzales was named to the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Watch List.
• Washington State senior pole vaulter Jake Baertlein was named the Pac-12 Conference Field Athlete of the Week.
• Idaho senior Stephane Colle earned the Western Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Week honor while teammate Ugis Svazs, a sophomore, earned the WAC Field Athlete of the Week award.
Track and field
Community Colleges of Spokane’s Shayle Dezellem took first place in the heptathlon in an NWAACC event in Eugene, Ore.
Dezellem had four second-place finishes and became the fourth woman in NWAACC history to win back-to-back heptathlon titles.