The Spokane Shock on Monday released defensive back Travis Williams, who started the first three Arena Football League games, and put offensive lineman/fullback Shannon Tevaga on injured reserve with a hand injury.
Williams had 9.5 tackles and one pass break-up in the three games, but had a tough night in Friday’s 69-35 loss to San Jose.
Spokane also activated receiver Joe Hills, who played at Tennessee State, from injured reserve, and released defensive back Jamal Robinson and reserve quarterback Luke Collis. Robinson and Collis didn’t appear in any games.
Spokane is finalizing the required paperwork to bring back former quarterback Kyle Rowley, who led the Shock to arena titles in 2006 and 2010.
Spokane (1-2) visits Arizona (2-1) in Phoenix on Friday night.
An offense fueled by Julia Johnson, Sami Parr and Sacha Clow carried Whitworth to a pair of come-from-behind Northwest Conference victories over visiting Lewis & Clark on Monday at Diana Marks Field on the Country Homes campus.
Johnson had a 5-for-5 day with a career-high five RBIs in the second game, Parr belted two home runs in the first game and Clow had a school-record-tying six RBIs in the second game as the Pirates (17-15, 10-10 NWC) won 8-4 and 14-6 in five innings. LC (2-27, 0-19) led both games 3-0 in the first inning.
The four-game sweep of LC gives Whitworth 14 wins in its last 15 games.
Riley Fritz earned both pitching victories, pitching 6 1/3 innings of one-hit relief in the opener and surviving a six-hit, six-run outing in game 2.
Track & field
Washington State juniors Michael Bolligar and Sean Harris are eighth and 10th, respectively, after the first day of the Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational at Santa Barbara, Calif.
Bolligar compiled 3,619 points and Harris, who turned in a lifetime-best 11.46 seconds in the 100-meter dash, has 3,442.
Chris Randolph, a former Seattle Pacific decathlete competing for Sketchers, leads the event with 3,920 points. Dakota Keys of Oregon is the top collegian and is second overall with 3,900 points.
Carl Howell, former associate head coach at Eastern Washington and now the head coach at Tacoma Community College, is the NWAACC Coach of the Year after leading the Titans to the conference tournament title.
The Titans were second in the West Region and had a 24-5 season record.
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