Tournament MVP Amanda Pridmore pitched a one-hitter to lead top-seeded San Jose State to a 4-0 softball victory over New Mexico State on Saturday in Ruston, La., and its first-ever WAC tournament title.

The Spartans (42-15) will learn their first-round NCAA tournament opponent at 7 p.m. Sunday (ESPNU). Cal (36-17) and Stanford (37-19) hope to receive at-large bids.

Pridmore (29-9) got all the support she needed in the first inning on Markesha Collins' RBI double and Jessie Hufstetler's run-scoring single.

  • The Stanford women's water polo team gets a chance at an NCAA three-peat after its 5-3 semifinal win over UCLA in Boston. The Cardinal (29-2) will face USC on Sunday. Goalie Kate Baldoni had 12 saves, while Maggie Steffens and Jillian Garton had two goals each.

  • The 19th-ranked Stanford baseball team (26-19, 11-12 Pac-12) allowed six unearned runs to No. 5 Oregon State (40-8, 19-4), which proved to be the difference in a 10-4 loss. Cardinal starter John Hochstatter took the loss but got Michael Conforto to line into a 4-6-3 triple play to end the first.

    A two-run double by Nick Schulz (St. Francis High) keyed a three-run ninth as San Jose State (15-35, 9-14 WAC) rallied to an 8-6 win at Sacramento State (31-20, 13-10).

    Cal League

    Ryan Cavan scored the go-ahead run on a sixth-inning balk, and the San Jose Giants won their sixth in a row, 5-2 over High Desert at Municipal Stadium. Cavan also extended his hitting streak to 19 games with a two-run double in the first.


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    Motor sports

    Lucas Luhr and Pickett Racing teammate Klaus Graf won an American Le Mans Monterey race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, taking the overall and P1 titles over Neel Jani and Nick Heidfeld of Rebellion Racing. On a green/white restart in the multi-class, four-hour race, Jani just had too many GT cars between him and Luhr to make a final run. "We weren't the quickest, by far, but we did well in traffic," Luhr said.

    Horse racing

    N.J. "Skip" Retherford, who trained thoroughbreds in the state from 1968-93, died of cancer at his Castro Valley home Friday. He was 82.