Arrow-right Camera
Sports >  Area sports

Area roundup: Taylor Poffenroth powers Whitworth baseball to win

Staff reports

Taylor Poffenroth drove in five of his six runs in Whitworth’s nine-run fifth inning Friday as the Pirates routed Linfield 18-5 in a Northwest Conference game at Merkel Field.

With Whitworth trailing 5-1, Poffenroth began the Pirates’ comeback with a three-run homer and capped it with a two-run single. Poffenroth went 3 for 4, Joe Howell went 3 for 5 with three RBIs, and JJ Fahnlander hit his first career homer, a two-run shot, in the eighth for Whitworth (21-11, 18-4 NWC). Mathew Pulliam got the win, his first, with four scoreless innings in relief.

The NWC champion Pirates end their regular season with a doubleheader today against the Wildcats (6-27, 3-19). Twelve Whitworth seniors will be honored prior to the first game.

Gonzaga 10, Santa Clara 2: Nick Nyquist doubled, tripled and homered, driving in five runs and powering the Bulldogs (18-15, 11-6 West Coast Conference) over the Broncos (7-28, 2-12) in Santa Clara, California.

USC 10, WSU 1: The Trojans (17-20, 8-9 Pac-12) scored five runs in the second inning and breezed past the Cougars (8-27, 1-13) in Pullman.

Women’s golf

Gonzaga finished the second round two shots off the lead at the West Coast Conference Championships at Manito Golf and Country Club.

The Bulldogs are plus-26 on the par-71 course, trailing Pepperdine by two strokes and BYU by one.

Subscribe to the sports newsletter

Get the day’s top sports headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox by subscribing here.

You have been successfully subscribed!
There was a problem subscribing you to the newsletter. Double check your email and try again, or email

Powered by Fastenall