THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010, 7:01 P.M.

Whitworth to honor 1960 team

Whitworth University will mark the 50th anniversary of the first national championship team in school history with a reunion of the 1960 NAIA champion baseball team during Saturday's Northwest Conference baseball doubleheader between the Pirates and the Whitman Missionaries.

The 1960 team went 20-8, sweeping Pacific Lutheran in the NAIA District playoffs before going 4-1 at the NAIA Championship in Sioux City, Iowa. During the double-elimination national tournament Whitworth defeated host-school Morningside College (10-4), Georgia Southern College (1-0) and Southern University (7-0) to reach the championship round. After falling to Georgia Southern to force an ultimate championship game, the Pirates defeated the Eagles 4-0 to win the title. The championship was the first national title for any four-year school in Spokane.

Saturday's first game begins at noon.

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