Brock Hale’s three-run double in the fifth inning Friday helped BYU defeat visiting Gonzaga 7-4 in West Coast Conference baseball in Provo, Utah.
The Bulldogs (7-9, 1-1) struck first on an Austin Pinorini sacrifice fly to left field, scoring Ernie Yake. The Cougars (13-4, 1-1) responded with a run in the first.
The Zags took a 3-1 lead in the second, highlighted by Nick Nyquist’s RBI double.
The game was tied at 3 after four, but BYU took control on Hale’s big double.
The Zags play the Cougars on Saturday at noon in the rubber game.
Arizona State 6, Washington State 0: Gage Workman hit two home runs and had four RBIs and the 19th-ranked Sun Devils (17-0) blanked the Cougars (6-11) in a Pac-12 opener for both teams in Tempe, Arizona.
ASU scored four runs in the third to take a 5-0 lead.
The Cougars had eight hits but left nine on base.
Myles Denson went 3 for 4 for the Sun Devils.
WSU starter Brandon White (2-1) allowed five earned runs, but Cougars relievers allowed only one run on four hits in 4 2/3 innings.
Washington State plays Arizona State on Saturday at 6 p.m.
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