Arizona State built a 6-0 lead through two innings.
Missouri (50-11) will next face sixth-seeded Georgia in an elimination game at 9 a.m. PDT Saturday on ESPN.
Evan Simonitsch (St. Francis High, 2007) redshirt freshman outfielder, Loyola Marymount University baseball: Simonitsch, who helped St. Francis advance to the CIF Southern Section Division II championship contest in 2006, and the Lions saw their season conclude Sunday with a 14-3 loss to Gonzaga in the championship game of the West Coast Conference Tournament in Spokane, Wash.
Simonitsch didn’t play in the game. However, he did collect two hits in a 4-3 loss to Gonzaga on Saturday. He delivered a two-run double in the second inning to stake the Lions (30-29) to a 2-0 lead.
Simonitsch, a former All-Area member, finished his season batting .248 (37 for 149) with seven doubles and 12 runs batted in.
Christine Cho (Crescenta Valley High, 2008) freshman, Harvard University women’s golf: Cho, a former All-Area Golfer of the Year, helped Harvard win its second Ivy League championship in a row en route to being named the league’s inaugural rookie of the year.
Harvard then finished 19th out of 21 teams at the NCAA Central Regional at Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio.
The Crimson finished the three-round tournament, which ran May 7-9, with a score of 979 on the 6,250-yard course on the Ohio State University campus.
Cho, one of three Harvard athletes named to the all-league squad, finished tied for 75th with a final score of 241. She carded a 12-over-par 84 on the final day.
UCLA won the tournament with an 877, 19 strokes better than Purdue. Harvard finished 19th at the same event last season, which was held in Texas.