After falling in their baseball season opener 3-2, the Whitworth Pirates (1-1) rallied in the nightcap, led by J.R. Jarrell’s three hits and three RBIs, to beat LeTourneau (Texas) (1-1) 10-5, splitting the doubleheader in Longview, Texas, on Friday.
Kramer Kembel pitched 5 1/3 innings of relief to earn his first career win for the Pirates and the bats produced eight runs in the middle three innings to build a 9-2 lead over the Yellowjackets.
In the opener, Whitworth starter Nathan Johnson went six innings and allowed just three runs on seven hits, but was outdueled by LeTourneau’s Travis Self.
Self allowed two runs in the complete-game effort, holding the Pirates to seven hits and striking out two.
Shelby Gonzalez doubled and drove in three runs to lead North Idaho (6-8, 1-4) to its first SWAC win, 10-9 over Southern Nevada (8-11, 1-4) in a split of its doubleheader in St. George, Utah.
The Cardinals scored seven runs in the first inning to take an early lead and held on as Alyssa Erickson earned her first win of the year in the circle.
CSN won the second game 8-3, despite two more hits by Gonzalez, including a home run.
The Coyotes’ Samantha Powell picked up the win in the nightcap, allowing three runs in five innings.
Track and field
Eastern Washington’s Kyle King won his section with a time of 14:18 in the men’s 5,000-meter run, placing him in 48th place at the Husky Classic indoor track meet in Seattle.
In the women’s 5,000 meters, Washington State’s Chelsea VanDeBrake (17:07) and Sarah Bobbe (17:11) finished 50th and 58th, respectively.
Tracy Clark, a Washington State freshman cornerback who redshirted last season, has been suspended from the team after being arrested Wednesday by WSU police on two felony burglary charges.
Clark, 19, from Pittsburg, Calif., was charged with residential burglary and second-degree theft.
According to a report from KQQQ radio in Pullman, police allege Clark stole a laptop computer from an open Streit Hall dorm room Jan. 29.