Area roundup: Pirates win with pitching
C.J. Perry and Dan Scheibe were a dynamic duo on the mound and Joshua Davis singled in Landon Scott with the go-ahead run in the fourth inning as the Pirates (14-9-1, 8-4) earned a 4-1 victory over the visiting George Fox Bruins (14-13, 10-5) to avoid a Northwest Conference series sweep and improve the Whits’ record on Sunday to 5-0-1.
Perry (3-1) tossed the first five innings and allowed one unearned run and Scheibe pitched four scoreless innings to notch his second save.
• Royce Bolinger had four hits, including a pair of home runs, and drove in four runs to power the Gonzaga Bulldogs (18-7, 2-1) to a 14-3 win over the visiting Pepperdine Waves (17-11, 1-2) in the rubber game of a three-game West Coast Conference-opening series.
In a late game Saturday, the Waves eked out a 7-6 win in 12 innings to split a doubleheader.
• The Pac-12 game between Washington State and USC was rained out in Pullman. The game will be made up May 15.
• Michael Conforto homered to help the Oregon State Beavers (17-7, 6-3) rally for a 5-3 win over the Washington Huskies (16-8, 3-3) in Pac-12 action in Corvallis, Ore.
Gonzaga Bulldogs freshman Alice Kim and sophomore T.J. Kliebphipat placed first and second, respectively, at the Gonzaga Spring Individual women’s tournament at Liberty Lake Golf Course.
Kim finished with a 4-over-par 74, while Kliebphipat was two strokes back.
• Whitworth’s Jesse Salzwedel carded a 1-under-par 143 over two rounds to earn medalist honors and help the Pirates place third at the Northwest Conference Spring Classic men’s tournament at the Wildhorse Resort Golf Course in Pendleton, Ore.
Also, at the same course, Whitworth’s Nicole Lomax placed second with a 9-over 153 and the Pirates finished third in the women’s event.
• Moscow High grad Chris Williams tied for 12th place and the Washington Huskies placed fifth in the 17-team U.S. Intercollegiate at Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, Calif.
The WSU Cougars placed 12th and were led by Kent Hagen, who tied for 29th.
• Sadena Parks tied for 24th and the Washington Huskies women tied for 14th in the 17-team PING/ASU Invitational in Tempe, Ariz.
The WSU Cougars women’s varsity 4 placed second behind Virginia in the Grand Finals of the San Diego Crew Classic in Mission Bay, Calif.
WSU’s novice 8 placed fifth in the Grand Final. The Cougars’ second varsity 8 won the Petite Final, while the varsity 8 placed second in its Petite Final.
Also in San Diego, the Gonzaga Bulldogs men notched a pair of second-place finishes – in second varsity 8 and novice. The Gonzaga women finished third in the varsity 8 Petite Final.
The top-ranked California Golden Bears (33-1, 6-0) swept a Pac-12 doubleheader from the third-ranked Washington Huskies (32-4, 3-3) winning 5-3 and 6-4 in Berkeley, Calif.
• Caylan Haehl had four hits and Sacha Clow tripled in each game as the Whitworth Pirates (15-15, 8-10) rolled to a 9-1, 6-5 Northwest Conference sweep over the visiting Lewis & Clark Pioneers (2-25, 0-17).
• Walla Walla snapped Community Colleges of Spokane’s 11-game win streak by sweeping a NWAACC doubleheader over the host Sasquatch (11-6, 6-2) by scores of 8-1 and 14-1 in five innings.