Brendan Henry threw a complete game Tuesday and Whitman edged Whitworth 2-1 in Northwest Conference baseball at Borleske Stadium in Walla Walla.
Henry (3-1) allowed seven hits and one earned run, striking out three and walking none.
Freshman Austin Rice (0-2), making his first career start for the Pirates (12-14, 7-8), allowed five hits and two earned runs in six innings, striking out five and walking two.
Lucas Thrun’s two-run double in the sixth gave the Blues (13-15, 8-7) all of the offense Henry needed. Tyler Lewis, who led off the inning with a double, and Joseph Zimmer, who walked, scored on Thrun’s double. Thrun was thrown out while trying to extend the hit to a triple.
Tyler Bailey’s two-out RBI single in the eighth allowed the Pirates to close within one run. Henry coaxed an inning-ending ground out and worked a 1-2-3 ninth.
The game completed a three-game series that was originally scheduled for late February at Whitworth but was snowed out.
The Blues swept a makeup doubleheader at Whitworth on Feb. 20 and completed the series sweep on their home field, although the Pirates batted as the home team.
Whitworth has dropped five straight.
Washington announced that Jenna Moser (Colton High) will return to the team next season, using her final year of eligibility while attending graduate school.
Moser, whose Colton Wildcats won four consecutive State 1B titles during her prep career, was the lone UW player to start all 30 games last season. She led the team in minutes played while averaging 8.9 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.9 steals per game.
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