Johnson’s HR helps Bucs split
Julia Johnson’s sixth home run of the season, a three-run shot, capped a five-run fifth inning as Whitworth beat Eastern Oregon 5-2 on Wednesday for a split of their nonconference softball doubleheader in Spokane.
Shannon Wessel drove in the other two runs of the inning with a bases-loaded single for the Pirates (19-7). Madi Perez (10-3) pitched three innings of relief to get the win. Wessel and Alyssa Hall had two hits each in the game for Whitworth.
Eastern Oregon (7-10) took a two-run lead after three innings of the opener and held on for a 3-2 win. Johnson and Clow had RBIs for Whitworth. Megan Fisher (0-1) took the loss.
CC Spokane split a conference-opening doubleheader with Columbia Basin at Spokane Falls CC.
In the first game, Brandon Witherspoon went 4 for 4 and Darian Barlow 3 for 3 with two RBIs for the Sasquatch (9-5, 1-1 NWAACC) in a 7-4 victory. Kyle Weiler added two hits for CCS, which outhit CBC 12-6. Logan Jackson added two RBIs.
Colton Loomis (2-0) went seven innings, giving up seven hits and one earned run while striking out seven. Zachary Haggett picked up his third save.
In the second game, the Hawks scored eight runs, six unearned, in the sixth inning in taking a 13-3 victory. CBC (10-2, 1-1) slugged four home runs.
Daniel Rowton homered for CCS. Witherspoon added two hits. Blake Andres (0-1) took the loss.
Idaho finished with a three-round total of 67-over 931 to place 12th in the 17-team San Diego State Farms Invitational played at the par-72, 6,237-yard The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Kaitlyn Oster was the top Vandals finisher, finishing at 9-over 225. USC won at 3-under 861 with the Trojans’ Karen Chung the top individual at 8-under 208.
Track and field
Washington State’s Alissa Brooks-Johnson is in 19th place in the heptathlon with 2,952 points after the first day of the Texas Relays in Austin.
WSU’s Dino Dodig dropped out during the decathlon after straining his back while warming up for the competition.
The relays continue through Saturday.