TWIN FALLS — The College of Southern Idaho baseball team concluded its home-opening series with a four-game sweep of Prairie Baseball Academy.
The Golden Eagles earned a pair of 5-1 wins in Saturday’s doubleheader to complete the sweep of the Canadian junior college team.
In the first game, CSI scored one run in the bottom of the first inning, and that 1-0 lead remained unchanged until the seventh, when CSI went ahead 2-0. Prairie scored a run in the top of the eighth, but CSI responded with three runs in the bottom half.
CSI starter Colton Westfall allowed one earned run on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts in 7.1 innings pitched.
At the plate for the Golden Eagles, Hayden Leatham went 2-for-2 with two doubles and a hit-by-pitch, and Travis Bohall went 2-for-4 with a double and a stolen base.
The Golden Eagles scored a run in the bottom of the first inning of game two, as well. This time, they added on early, with two runs in the second and one in the third. CSI led 5-0 through five innings, and the game ended in the seventh.
Trent Bixby got the start for CSI and didn’t give up a run in 4.2 innings. He allowed four hits and one walk, and he struck out three.
Bohall had another big game, going 2-for-3 with a double. Nolan Walker also went 2-for-3 with a double, while Colin Gordon was 1-for-3 with a triple and Filer High School graduate Cooper Moon was 2-for-3.
No. 18-ranked CSI (16-4) will open Scenic West Athletic Conference play next week with a four-game home series against Colorado Northwestern CC, beginning with a doubleheader on Friday.
CSI softball sweeps doubleheader, wins series
EPHRAIM, Utah — After losing the first game, the CSI softball team took the final three in its Scenic West Athletic Conference series at Snow College.
The Golden Eagles earned wins of 5-0 and 10-6 in Saturday’s doubleheader.
Saturday’s first game was highlighted by a stellar pitching performance from Stefani Zimmerman. She pitched all seven innings, allowing five hits and two walks while striking out one.
At the plate for CSI, Nicole Renner went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, and Melanie Groenewegen was 3-for-3 with a triple.
CSI scored one run in the top of the first inning of the second game, just like it did in the first game, but Snow scored three in the bottom of the first. CSI took the lead right back with a three-run second, but Snow went ahead 6-4 after a three-run third.
The Golden Eagles scored one in the fourth, two in the fifth and three in the seventh to win the game and series.
Zimmerman didn’t start but was just as dominant as she was in the first game. She threw the final 3.2 innings, holding the Badgers scoreless on one hit, three walks and three strikeouts.
Tristin Evans nearly hit for the cycle for the Golden Eagles, going 4-for-4 with a two-run home run and a triple. Hannah Peterson was 2-for-4 with a three-run home run (in the seventh inning), Hailey Hicks finished 2-for-3 with a double and a walk and Siearrah Anderson went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.
No. 10-ranked CSI (15-7, 5-3) will continue road conference play next week, when it will face Colorado Northwestern CC. The four-game series begins with a doubleheader on Friday.