Eastern Washington’s Scott Carroll shot a 2-under-par 70 Tuesday afternoon and teammates Kyle Kelly, Darin Vaughn and Brian Thornton all finished with third-round 73s as the Eagles captured the team title in the Thunderbirds Invitational men’s college golf tournament at Wigwam Golf and Country Club in Goodyear, Ariz.
Carroll’s solid final round gave him a 54-hole total of 2-under 214 and a third-place finish in the individual standings behind Utah’s John Owen and Southern Colorado’s Jason Allen, who both finished at 211. Owen won a playoff for medalist honors.
Kelly finished in a tie for fourth at 215; Vaughan was among four golfers tied for 12th at 220, and Thornton finished tied for 25th at 224.
Idaho’s Trisha Einspahr fired her second consecutive round of 1-under-par 73 to claim medalist honors and lead the Vandals to the team title in the DoubleTree Club/ Lady Bronco Spring Invitational college golf tournament at Spurwing Country Club in Boise.
Einspahr’s two-day total of 146 was two strokes better than host Boise State’s Keri Neely and seven shots ahead of three others - including Eastern Washington’s Shelly Russell - who tied for third.
EWU, paced by Russell and Jamie Long, who tied for sixth at 156, finished second to Idaho in the team standings. The Vandals’ winning total of 617 was nine strokes better than Eastern’s 626.
Eastern’s Brooke Fallstrom tied for eighth at 156, while teammates Kylie Smith (163) and Beth Carter (166) finished 24th and 27th, respectively.
Hilo dumps GU on diamond
Felipe Caoili stroked a pair of doubles, drove in two runs and scored three others in leading Hawaii-Hilo to a 10-7 non-conference baseball win over Gonzaga Tuesday at August/A.R.T. Stadium.
Caoili’s doubles were two of only seven hits the Vulcans (16-28-1) managed off four GU pitchers. But the Bulldogs (15-20-1) buried themselves by committing seven errors.
Chris Kern and Travis Knight each had two hits for Gonzaga. One of Kern’s hits was a two-run home run that highlighted a four-run fourth inning for the Bulldogs.
GU starter Troy Stoppa (3-3) took the loss, despite giving up only one earned run in three innings. Hilo starter Kaholo Rickard (1-0) picked up the victory after scattering five hits over 5-1/3 innings.
Chad Kline pounded out five hits, including a home run and two triples, and drove in six runs as visiting Community Colleges of Spokane swept its doubleheader with Wenatchee Valley CC.
Kline drilled a double, single and homer - his sixth of the season - in CCS’s 11-2 win in the opener and added a bases-loaded triple and single to spark the Sasquatch (11-9, 8-2 in the NWACC) to 7-5 triumph in the nightcap.
Kline’s three-run triple in the second game capped a four-run eighth inning and helped starter Billy Barker improve his record to 4-0. Chad Johnson pitched the final two innings and recorded his fifth save.
Adam Flohr (4-2) collected the win in the seven-inning opener by scattering six hits and striking out eight. He also rapped a pair of doubles.
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