PRICE, UTAH – CSI baseball went 1-3 over the weekend at USU Eastern, despite out-hitting its opponent in each of the four games. After winning the first game of the series on Friday, the Golden Eagles lost the next three games by a total of four runs (17-15, 12-11, 4-3).
CSI resumed its game from Friday evening, suspended because of darkness, on Saturday with the score tied at 13 apiece and the game in the top of the 10th inning. CSI scored two runs in the top of the 10th inning, but USU Eastern responded with two runs of its own to send the game into the 11th inning. After a scoreless top, USU Eastern bashed a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th.
Trevor Lippard hit for the cycle in game one with four RBIs, and Brett Resch went 4-for-6 with a double, a home run, and three RBIs.
Game three of the series followed a similar trend, as the Golden Eagles fell 12-11 in another 11-inning duel. The Golden Eagles again took a lead in the top of the 11th inning behind home runs off the bats of Shawn Grandmont and Daniel Nist, but USU Eastern wiped away the deficit and won on a walk-off double.
Nist finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs in game two, and Resch went 3-for-6 with three RBIs. Jordan Freese also hit a home run.
The offenses cooled significantly in the final game of the series, as USU Eastern won by a score of 3-2 in regulation. After an exhaustive two games for the CSI bullpen, Alec West-Guillen pitched 5 1/3 strong innings for the Golden Eagles, striking out nine and giving up one hit while walking five. At the plate, Travis Bohall was 2-for-3 with a run batted in.
CSI (18-24, 11-17 Scenic West Athletic Conference) hosts league-leading Southern Nevada next weekend for its final regular season games.
CSI 12, USU Eastern 6; CSI 11, USU Eastern 5
TWIN FALLS – CSI softball capped off sophomore day with a four-game sweep of USU Eastern. The Golden Eagles scored at least 10 runs in each of the four games.
In game one Saturday, CSI erased a 4-0 early deficit with at least two runs in each of the first three innings. Taylor Tahbo went 3-for-4 with a double at the plate, Shelby McKinnon went 3-for-4 with two doubles, and Madi Ford and Skylar Cook each went 2-for-4. Jaici Bishop also hit a home run for CSI.
CSI wiped away another early deficit in similar fashion in game two, but this time the offense starting rolling in the fourth inning. Bishop went 4-for-4 with three doubles and three RBIs at the plate, McKinnon went 2-for-3, and Ford went 3-for-4 with three RBIs.
CSI (37-15, 27-9 SWAC) next travels to Southern Nevada for a four-game series next weekend to finish regular season play.