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Area roundup: North Idaho finishes sixth at NJCAA National Championships

UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

From staff reports

Bryce Parson led four North Idaho placing wrestlers as the Cardinals finished sixth at the NJCAA National Championships in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Parson defeated Austin Eldredge of Cloud County to take third place at 149 pounds.

Connor Sullivan reached the third-place match at 285 before losing to Landon Brown from Western Wyoming to take fourth.

Cooper McCullough placed fifth at 157, defeating Neosho’s Dallas Boone in his final match.

Esco Walker lost to Kevin Radcliff of Iowa Central to place sixth at 125.

NIC totaled 84.5 points, 4.5 points behind Ellsworth (Iowa) in fifth. Clackamas (Oregon) won with 176.5 points, easily topping Northeast Oklahoma in second with 152 points.

College baseball

Guthrie Morrison had four hits and three runs as Gonzaga beat No. 23 Southern Miss 10-8 to complete a doubleheader sweep Saturday in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Austin Pinorini, Ryan Sullivan and Isaac Barrera each drove in two runs for the Bulldogs (4-6). Sullivan homered in the sixth.

In the opener, Casey Leguma (1-0) allowed three hits and struck out seven over seven innings as Gonzaga won 4-2.

Alek Jacob picked up his first two saves of the season.

Washington State 3, Nevada 1: Hayden Rosenkrantz piched five perfect innings with five strikeouts as the Cougars (4-7) defeated the Wolf Pack (7-3) in Reno, Nevada.

Danny Sinatro drove in a run on a sacrifice fly in the fourth and scored on an error in the seventh, sparking the WSU offense.

Joshua Zamora singled in a run in the seventh for Nevada’s only hit.

Davis Baillie worked 2 2/3 perfect innings to earn his first save of the season.

Whitworth 7-5, Whitman 4-15: Taylor Poffenroth homered and drove in three runs as the Pirates (4-8, 1-1) opened the Northwest Conference season with a win over the Blues (6-7, 3-2) in Tacoma.

Poffenroth singled in a run to complete a three-run rally in the third, then blasted a two-run shot to left-center as Whitworth built a 6-0 lead. Brett Thomas struck out six in four scoreless innings of relief to earn his first save of the season.

In the second game, Matthew Sox, Jerick Nomura and Kyle Reisman each had three RBIs and two runs, and Whitman used a nine-run second inning to rout the Pirates.

Liam Fitzpatrick had three hits for Whitworth. Nicholas Nerud had a two-run double, and Jaxsen Sweum hit his first career home run.

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