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Area roundup: Whitworth splits baseball pair with Willamette

UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018

The Whitworth Pirates (7-7, 2-1 Northwest Conference) lost a game that was suspended from Saturday 4-3 but bounced back to beat the Willamette Bearcats (8-9, 4-5) in the regularly scheduled game, 10-3.

Sunday’s action took place at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, because of wet conditions on Willamette’s field.

Willamette won the first game in the 10th. Taylor Poffenroth homered for Whitworth.

Spencer Locati drove in four runs in the second-game victory, slugging a two-run homer. Matthew Young (2-2) got the win, pitching seven innings, giving up one earned run on eight hits.

Golf

Desert Mountain Intercollegiate: Washington State’s men’s team posted its first top-five finish of the spring season, placing fourth on Desert Mountain’s Outlaw Course in Scottsdale, Arizona.

WSU finished the three-round tournament at 13 over, three strokes back of second-place Purdue and Michigan. Kansas won the 12-team event at 11 under.

AJ Armstrong was the top WSU golfer, tying for 15th 2-over 218. Three golfers tied for first at 4-under 212.

PLU Invitational: The Whitworth women opened the spring season with a victory in the five-team event at Oakbrook GC in Lakewood, Washington. Pirates Katie Ochoa and Maggie Peters tied for first at 16-over 160 over two rounds before Ochoa won on the first playoff hole.

The Whitworth men split their team into two squads and tied each other for fourth place among seven teams with the host PLU “A” team winning, led by medalist Mitchell Baldridge at 1-over 143. Caleb Belton and JackRyan O’Neil, both playing for the Pirates’ “B” team finished tied for fifth at 151.

Softball

Whitworth doubleheader postponed: The Pirates trailed at George Fox 2-0 in the second inning of the first game of a scheduled doubleheader when play was suspended because of rain. A makeup date has not been announced.

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