Lui lifts Carnegie Mellon to program-best finish

Lui

With a team-low score at the Jekyll Island Collegiate this past weekend, Idaho Falls High School graduate Yedin Lui helped set a new standard in the brief history of the Carnegie Mellon women’s golf program.

Lui carded a 76-78-81—235 over the weekend to place 11th for the Tartans, leading to the lowest 54-hole score in school history at 963 — 27 strokes better than the previous program best set at the same event last season.

Carnegie Mellon’s women’s golf program is in its third year, posting its best finish at the Jekyll Island event with a sixth-place showing in the 23-team field. NYU won the event at 934.

Lui’s former Idaho Falls teammate Hadley Hersh also posted a team-best score at the Lady Thunderbird Invitational this past week, carding an 81-79—160 for Idaho State.

The Bengals finished 12th at the event with a team stroke count of 657, 113 back of South Dakota State’s winning total.

Former Skyline standout and defending Idaho Women’s Amateur champion Brooklyn Hocker put up a 79-70-76—225 at the Entrada Classic on March 13-14, finishing 18th for BYU. The Cougars placed second at 879, 13 behind the winning number posted by 12th-ranked Kent State.

Softball

Bonneville graduate and Southern Idaho infielder Sarah Phillips had the long ball working during a doubleheader sweep of Colorado Northwestern on Saturday, finishing 5 for 6 with four homers and 10 RBIs in wins of 19-0 and 9-1. CSI finished the week at 16-10.

Also swinging a big bat this past week, Skyline graduate Rylee Jensen had two homers and four RBIs during a three game stretch, helping BYU to wins over Wagner and Maine. The Cougars were a perfect 4-0 on the week, improving to 18-7.

Representing Skyline at Colby (Kan.), Kylee Burnside had 11 strikeouts against one earned run over seven innings Saturday during a complete-game 7-3 win over Pratt. Colby is now 16-10.

Hillcrest graduate and Treasure Valley sophomore Debbie Henze finished her weekend with nine hits over 16 at bats, getting four runs, four RBIs and three doubles.

Also at TVCC, Idaho Falls graduate Bailee Mills struck out 17 over 17⅓ innings, pitching in all four games for the Chukars.

Blackfoot product Samantha MacFee had three RBIs and two doubles for TVCC on the weekend, helping her team earn a 2-2 split and finish the week 8-2. TVCC finished 2-2 on the week and is now 8-2.

Fellow Blackfoot grad Madison Rigby earned three starts at second base for Southern Virginia, finishing 3 for 9 with four runs and a pair of stolen bases. SVU swept through four games over the weekend and is now 5-11.

Track and field

Rigby grad and Idaho State senior Justin Franz proved his indoor season was no fluke by setting a personal record in the shot put at the UNLV Invitational this past weekend.

Franz reached 59 feet, 8½ inches in his first outdoor competition of 2017, winning the event by five feet. Franz now ranks third on the all-time shot put list at ISU behind John Danielson (2007) and Zeb Sion (2006).

Also for ISU at the Las Vegas event, fellow Rigby product Kyle Searle placed fourth in the decathlon with 6,265 points, finishing fourth in three separate decathlon events.

On the women’s side for the Bengals, Mackay graduate Bailey Woodbury finished sixth in the heptathlon with 4,745 points, fifth in the long jump (17-9) and seventh in the 100 meter hurdles (14.66 seconds).

Competing for BYU at the same event, Idaho Falls graduate Drew Tingey placed third in the 400 with a 47.79, adding a seventh-place finish in the 200 at 21.86.

Fellow I.F. grad and BYU standout Jackson Walker won the discus (130-3) in the decathlon competition and placed second in the javelin at 185-7.

Representing Idaho Falls at the Colorado School of Mines, Bryce Frazee turned in a third-place finish in the 400 with a time of 50.02 at the Slope Challenge on Saturday.

Bingham County runners scored a pair of silver-medal finishes for Utah State at the UC Irvine Spring Break Collegiate Classic. James Withers (Snake River) cruised in the 5k with a 14:23.07, and Shelley’s LeAnn Larkin was similarly quick in the 3k at 9:53.81.

Baseball

Idaho Falls graduate Anthony Brady (Northern Colorado) ran his hitless, scoreless inning streak to six on Wednesday, striking out one over one inning during a 10-4 loss to Wichita State. The Bears are now 8-11.

College of Idaho junior and Skyline grad Grayson Wilkie fired five shutout innings against eighth-ranked Lewis-Clark State, allowing three hits against five strikeouts over two games.

Also for the Yotes this past weekend, Cole Mansanarez (Blackfoot) and Johnny Hyland (Idaho Falls) each finished 3 for 5 during a 7-5 loss Sunday. College of Idaho is now 14-15.

Lane pitcher and Skyline grad Luke Martin fired three scoreless frames Saturday during a 3-1 loss to Treasure Valley, and teammate Jalen Fuhriman (Bonneville) pitched ⅓ of an inning in the same game. Lane is now 1-10.

Competing against Lane in a 3-2 win Friday, Treasure Valley sophomore Dylan Mansanarez was 1 for 3 with one RBI. TVCC is now 7-6.

Representing Hillcrest at Wenatchee Valley, Kolten Westergard finished 2 for 5 with a double, one run and one RBI. WVCC is now 0-5 on the young season.