Brett Jacobs led off the bottom of the first inning for Washington State with his first collegiate home run, but even then it was far too little too late for the Cougars, who dropped a 13-4 nonconference baseball decision to visiting Dallas Baptist on Monday at Bailey-Brayton Field.
The Patriots (8-4) scored eight in the top of the first.
Jason Monda had an RBI single in the second for WSU (5-4), Matt Argyropoulos homered in the third and Tommy Richards an RBI single in the fifth.
Track and field
Emmanuel Bofa is headed to the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships in the 800 meters for the fourth straight year, heading a delegation of three Whitworth athletes to the meet in Columbus, Ohio, Friday and Saturday.
Bofa, a two-time outdoor 800 champion, goes into the meet seeded third with a time of 1:51.13.
Joining him will be junior Tonya Turner (Mead) in the women’s mile and freshman Jheri Gates in the high jump. Turner has a best time of 5:00.83. Gates has jumped 5 feet, 5 3/4 inches. This is the first time Whitworth has had women qualify.
• Jeremy Klas of Idaho, the Western Athletic Conference champion who has the nation’s fifth best pole vault mark, a school-record 17-9, will be in the Division I Indoor Championships Friday and Saturday in Columbus. Klas was ninth last year.
Three North Idaho College players – two women and one man – received awards following the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 18 tournament last weekend.
NIC’s Kama Griffits from Coeur d’Alene was named the most valuable player after leading the Cardinals to the title and a berth in the NJCAA national tournament and 6-foot-2 sophomore Tugce Canitez was named to the all-tournament team.
The Cardinals’ Idris Lasisi, a 6-2 guard, was named to the men’s all-tournament team.