MCMINNVILLE, Ore. -- A couple of former Kennewick Lions helped the Whitworth Pirates stay alive in the NCAA Division III regional baseball tournament.
Kevin Valerio went 3-for-5 and drove in four runs, and Landon Scott was 3-for-4 and scored twice as Whitworth downed Trinity College 12-0 on Friday night in McMinnville, Ore.
Valerio was money all day for the Pirates, providing a key two-run hit earlier in the day in a 5-1 win over top-seeded Concordia as the Pirates won a pair of must-win games.
Scott had six hits on the day for Whitworth, which advances to the regional championship today and will face the winner of Coe-Trinity at 3:30 p.m.
Earlier the day, Dan Scheibe (Hanford) was named to the All-West Region third team. Pirates coach Dan Ramsay was named West Region coach of the year, and Tyler Pfeffer the West Region player of the year.