Holmberg finishes runner-up for two WHL awards
Former Spokane Chiefs star Mitch Holmberg finished runner-up in two categories Wednesday as the Western Hockey League presented honors during its annual awards luncheon in Calgary, Alberta.
Sam Reinhart of the Kootenay Ice won both awards for which Holmberg was nominated: the Four Broncos Memorial Award for player of the year and the Paul Hornung Trophy for most sportsmanlike player.
Holmberg was presented with the Bob Clarke Trophy for leading the WHL with 118 points, including 62 goals.
Nick Naccarato drove in five runs on the day, including a grand slam in the opener, and Kyle Weiler went 4 for 8 with four runs as Community Colleges of Spokane (19-15, 11-11) swept host Blue Mountain 14-1, 9-5 at Pendleton, Oregon.
Starter Colton Loomis (4-3) won the opener, striking out six in five innings, and fourth pitcher Kyle Murray (1-1) struck out six and allowed one hit in three innings to win the second game.
The Timberwolves (5-28, 2-20) have lost 12 straight.
Eastern Washington sophomore Marissa Borja was named All-Big Sky Conference second team after a season in which she won her first collegiate tournament and was twice named Big Sky Golfer of the Week.
Borja shot a two-round total of 145 to pace a field of 71 golfers at the Southern Utah Invitational in March.
No EWU golfer had earned All-Big Sky honors since 2009.