Forbes gives Zags split
Travis Forbes singled home Cabe Reiten with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the 21st-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs (15-8-1) to a 6-5 win over the visiting Brown Bears and a split of a nonconference baseball doubleheader.
Brown scored five in the top of the ninth to knot the score.
In the opener of the Tuesday bill, Will Marcal drove in four runs to send the Bears (2-10) to a 6-3 victory – just their second win of the season.
Whitworth Pirates senior Emily Guthrie carded a 77 to earn medalist honors at the Ohana Classic in Kaneohe, Hawaii.
Guthrie finished two strokes clear of the field.
Whitworth finished second as a team – six shots behind Willamette.
The tournament was shortened to one round.
Freshman Oliver Rudnicki shot a 1-under-par 212 over three rounds to tie for third place, but the Whitworth Pirates failed to hold the lead at the West Cup in Jurupa Valley, Calif.
Whitworth, which led after each of the first two rounds, settled for third place. La Verne and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps battled back to tie for top honors.
• Moscow High graduate Chris Williams tied for eighth place and helped the fourth-ranked Washington Huskies finish third at the Duck Invitational in Eugene, Ore.
• James Fahy shot a final-round 1-over 72 to tie for 41st place for Gonzaga at the Duck Invitational.
Fahy finished with a 224 total over 54 holes for last-place GU.
The Bulldogs finished last in the 15-team tourney.
The Whitworth Pirates battled their way to a pair of victories during the first day of the NTC Spring Games tournament in Florida.
Whitworth knocked off Concordia University of Wisconson 8-2 in the first game. Sophomore pitcher Riley Fritz earned the victory.
Sophomore Taylor Gilbert picked up the win in the second game, leading the Pirates to a 4-2 win over Carleton College. No other statistics were available.