TWIN FALLS — The College of Southern Idaho baseball team finished the regular season undefeated at home after it swept Utah State University Eastern in a Saturday doubleheader.
The Golden Eagles had to hold off a seventh-inning comeback by USU Eastern to win 7-5 in the first game. The offense started early for CSI with six runs in the second and third innings combined, led by Travis Bohall, who finished the game 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI.
Trent Bixby went 6.0+ innings, allowing three earned runs on five hits. He struck out three and walked four batters.
Jaden Jensen started game two with 6.2 innings of four-hit ball, allowing only two earned runs in the 4-2 victory. Nolan Walker hit 2-for-4 with a run in support, and Hayden Leatham scorched an RBI triple.
The 4-0 sweep at home capped off a 22-0 regular season record at home for CSI (42-8, 22-6). The team will travel to the College of Southern Nevada to close out the season in a four-game series. If the Golden Eagles can earn at least one win, they will be the regular season Scenic West champions.
College of Southern Idaho 11, USU Eastern 0; College of Southern Idaho 15, USU Eastern 7
PRICE, Utah — After falling twice to walkoff home runs on Friday, the College of Southern Idaho softball team exacted revenge against USU Eastern in loud fashion on Saturday with back-to-back wins and a combined ten home runs.
CSI had its most dominant performance of the series in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, winning a 11-0 run-rule decision in five innings. Siearrah Anderson launched two home runs, including a grand slam, and Melanie Groenewegen and Hannah Peterson also hit a home run each.
Stefani Zimmerman allowed only four hits in the shutout performance, striking out four.
The Golden Eagles started game two down 7-0 at the end of the third inning, but rallied back behind six more home runs. Anderson knocked another two out of the park, and Peterson hit a three-run home run late in the seventh inning to push the score to its final mark at 15-7.
Audrey Hegi and Zimmerman came in relief of Kamryn Grover on the mound, combining for 4.2 innings with two earned runs on five hits.
CSI has now surpassed the 100 home run mark on the season with 103, and joins Yavapai (106) as the only team to surpass the mark so far this season. The Golden Eagles (40-10, 28-6) will host the College of Southern Nevada for a four-game series to close the regular season beginning on Friday.
Border Clash Meet
BOISE — Two Golden Eagles women’s distance track runners ensured themselves a spot in the NJCAA National Track and Field Championships with their performances on Saturday at the Border Clash Meet at Boise State University.
Freshmen Jantzen Mazziotti and Allison Teemant qualified for nationals in the 800-meter run. Mazziotti ran a 2:20.58, and Teemant finished with a 2:21.38, placing them seventh and tenth at the meet in the event, respectively.
Shaylee Hill, who qualified for nationals earlier this month, won the women’s 5000-meter run with a time of 18:27.49. On the men’s side, Riley Taylor nearly made it a CSI sweep in the 5000-meter run, finishing second in 15:58.91.