Idaho’s Trisha Einspahr fired her second consecutive round of 1-underpar 73 Tuesday 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 at 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 Washington’s Scott Carroll shot a 2-under-par 70 as the Eagles captured the team title in the Thunderbirds Invitational at Wigwam Golf and Country Club in Goodyear, Ariz.
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 helped his cause with a pair of hits, including a double.
Former Post Falls High School standout Darick Pope has a new position on the University of Idaho football team.
Pope, a 6-foot-6, 220-pound sophomore, has moved from quarterback to wide receiver during spring drills.
Hilbert passed over
Kansas State has selected Notre Dame assistant coach Jim McLaughlin as its new volleyball coach.
Idaho’s Tom Hilbert interviewed for the position last week.
Hilbert, who has led the Vandals to five consecutive conference championships (regular and/or post season), was one of five finalists.
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