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Whits win NCAA baseball opener

Thu., May 17, 2012

Dan Scheibe delivered quite a performance in Whitworth’s first trip to the NCAA Division III baseball tournament, limiting La Verne to six hits in a complete-game shutout as the Pirates prevailed 5-0 on Wednesday in McMinnville, Ore.

Scheibe (6-2), a freshman right-hander from Richland, struck out nine and walked only one for Whitworth, the third seed in the McMinnville Regional. The Pirates advance to face second-seeded Trinity tonight at 7.

Gerhard Muelheims (St. George’s) went 2 for 4 with two RBIs for Whitworth, and Tyler Pfeffer (Shadle Park) and Nick Motsinger (University) each drove in a run.

Track and field

Two track records fell at the Whitworth Final Qualifier.

Georgia Ellenwood of Langley, B.C., broke the track record in the heptathlon with a score of 5,198. Kristi Osborne of PLU set the previous mark of 4,725 in 1999. Ellenwood qualified to compete at the Junior World Track and Field Championships in Barcelona, Spain, in July.

A pair of Washington State runners broke the track record in the 1,500 meters. Andrew Kimpel (North Central) edged Drew Jordan by one-one hundredths of a second at 3 minutes, 47.76 seconds, to beat the mark of 3:53.48 set March 31 by BSK Running Club’s David Edwards.

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