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Whitman takes all three games in Newberg after George Fox started season strong

The George Fox baseball team's fast start to the Northwest Conference season has taken an equally quick about face as the Bruins were swept for the second consecutive weekend, this time by Whitman.

Coming off three losses at Whitworth a week earlier, GFU just couldn't get over the hump in 9-8, 12-8 and 5-4 losses to the Blues Saturday and Sunday. GARY ALLEN -  Cameron Jack fires to the plate during George Fox's 9-8 home loss to Whitman Saturday. The Blues went on to beat the Bruins 12-8 and 5-4 to sweep the three-game series.

The Bruins fell behind 8-2 after five innings in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader. Two runs in the sixth and three in the seventh cut the deficit to 9-7 and George Fox (14-9, 8-7 NWC) managed a single run in the eighth, but were retired quickly in the ninth.

The two teams were tied 3-3 after six innings in the nightcap and the home side was poised to level the series after five runs in the bottom of the seventh gave GFU an 8-6 lead. That held into the ninth, but the Blues (10-12, 5-4) exploded for six runs to pull the rug out from under the Bruins' feet.

Whitman got the last laugh in another close game Sunday to secure the sweep, as Lewis Tyler doubled to drive in Anthony Limb, who reached base after being hit by a pitch with one out.

Women's Golf

Westbrook Invitational – The No. 2 Bruins won their own spring tournament in Arizona, firing rounds of 300 and 290 to beat runner-up Pomona-Pitzer (611) by 21 strokes. Iris Kawada was second at plus-four 146 to lead GFU.

Men's golf

Willamette Valley Cup – The Bruins (599) shot a second-round 298, shaving 10 strokes from their first round, to finish runner-up to Willamette (597). Mason Koch (143) earned medalist honors by three strokes after recording rounds of 71 and 72.

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