WAC Pitcher of the Year and tournament MVP Amanda Pridmore pitched a one-hitter to lead top-seeded San Jose State to a 4-0 softball win 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 the run 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 (Monte Vista High) 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 (San Ramon Valley High) took the loss but got Michael Conforto to line into a 4-6-3 triple play to end the first.

    Cole Norton scored on a balk in the 10th, giving Saint Mary's (20-30, 10-10 WCC) a 3-2 road win over Pepperdine (24-22, 10-10). With one out in the 10th, Norton walked and Markus Melgosa singled to put runners on the corners. Pepperdine then committed a balk. Brenden Kalfus had two hits, including an RBI double, to extend his hitting streak to 32 games.

    Motor sports


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    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 horses in the state from 1968-93, died at his Castro Valley home Friday after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 82. A memorial is pending.