Sports shorts: UA high jumper Barrett captures 22nd straight event

2013-04-21T00:00:00Z Sports shorts: UA high jumper Barrett captures 22nd straight eventStaff And Wire Reports Staff And Wire Reports Arizona Daily Star

Arizona senior Brigetta Barrett won her 22nd straight high jump competition, leaping 6 feet 2 1/4 inches Saturday at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif.

UA senior Georgeanne Moline won the 400-meter hurdles for the second straight year with a time of 55.70 seconds.

• In women's tennis, Arizona (9-14, 1-9) fell 4-3 at ASU despite singles wins by Kim Stubbe, Laura Oldham and Akilah James in the Cats' final regular-season match.

Pima sports

Aztecs pitcher's streak ends at 9

The Pima College softball team split a home doubleheader with Arizona Western on Saturday, winning 3-2 before falling 2-1 as pitcher Yvette Alvarez (Sahuarita) saw her nine-game winning streak snapped.

• Caleb Herrera (Pusch Ridge) won the 5,000 meters and Labriel Leach (Catalina) won the 400 hurdles as the Pima men's track and field team tied for first with Central in a six-way meet in Glendale. The Pima women finished second, led by victories from Nikki Regalado (Cienega, 1,500 meters) and Aly Haskell (Empire, 400).

• Cochise swept the Pima baseball team 6-2 and 4-2 in a doubleheader at Douglas.

Boxing

Alvarez wins 'for my brother'

SAN ANTONIO - Before chants of "Mexico! Mexico!" Saul "Canelo" Alvarez unified the super welterweight titles Saturday night, unanimously outpointing Austin Trout before 39,247 at the Alamodome.

Alvarez (42-0-1) knocked down Trout (26-1) for the first time to retain his WBC 154-pound championship along with the vacant Ring Magazine belt. But it was the WBA belt that was the ultimate prize.

"This is for my brother," Alvarez said.

Alvarez's brother, Rigoberto, lost the WBA title to Trout in February 2011 in the family's hometown of Guadalajara. Alvarez returned the belt to his brother, who was in the ring when the result was announced.

Alvarez landed 43 percent of his power punches for scores of 115-112, 116-111 and 118-109 to beat Trout of Las Cruces, N.M.

MISCELLANEOUS

Sixth Pletcher horse eyes Derby

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Winning Cause won the $200,000 Lexington Stakes on Saturday to give trainer and UA alum Todd Pletcher another possible Kentucky Derby horse. The Derby is limited to 20, and Pletcher already has five horses in the top 20: Verrazano, Overanalyze, Revolutionary, Palace Malice and Charming Kitten.

• Five days after the Boston Marathon bombings, nearly 30,000 people ran, jogged and walked amid extra security in Pat's Run, a Tempe race that honors the late NFL star-turned-soldier Pat Tillman.

• In Los Angeles, Alaina Johnson scored a 9.95 on the bars in the final rotation as No. 1 Florida rallied to edge Oklahoma for its first NCAA women's gymnastics title.

• In tennis, Serena Williams evened the United States' Fed Cup World Group playoff match with Sweden, waiting out a rain delay to beat Johanna Larsson 6-2, 6-2 at Del Ray Beach, Fla. Sweden's Sofia Arvidsson beat Sloane Stephens 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.

• In Alabama's college football spring game before 78,315 fans, A.J. McCarron threw for 223 yards and a TD to Kenny Bell in a 17-14 win over the first-team defense.

• Matt Crafton charged to the lead in a crash-filled race at Kansas Speedway to pick up his third career Truck Series win.

• Dario Franchitti won the pole for today's IndyCar Series race at Long Beach.

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