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SALT LAKE CITY – CSI softball bounced all the way back from a 9-1 loss to Salt Lake City yesterday in the Region 18 tournament to force a winner-take-all championship game against the second-ranked Bruins.

CSI started the day with a 4-2 win over Snow College. The Golden Eagles broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fourth inning with two runs, then added two more insurance runs that proved necessary in the sixth.

Samantha Riesen earned the complete game win in the circle, as she struck out three and walked five while giving up seven hits and two runs (one earned). Nicole Renner led the team offensively with a home run, a double, a single, and three RBIs. Melanie Groenewegen also went 3-for-3.

The win over Snow set up a rematch with Salt Lake, and the Golden Eagles would have to knock off the Bruins twice—no small feat, considering Salt Lake lost just two conference games during the regular season.

CSI swiped game one, 7-1, but fell 2-1 in the pivotal championship game.

The Golden Eagles scored all seven of their runs in the top of the seventh inning in game one. Catcher Mikelle Magalogo hit a three-run double to get the scoring started. Ford drove in another run, then CSI added three more runs for good measure before the inning ended.

The Golden Eagles also received rock solid pitching performances in game one. Starter Kylie Jones earned the start and pitched three innings of shutout, one-hit softball. The freshman from Utah pitched 8 2/3 innings against the Bruins over the past two days and gave up six hits and two earned runs, despite striking out zero batters over that span.

Riesen earned the win in relief, as she pitched four innings and gave up four hits and zero earned runs. Riesen went 3-1 in the tournament.

CSI took a 1-0 lead when Renner drove in a run in the fourth inning of game two, but Salt Lake responded with two runs of its own in the bottom of the frame, and that was it for the scoring.

Riesen and Jones were again solid in the circle. They combined to give up six hits and strike out three in six innings pitched. The Golden Eagles mustered just four hits in game two, but left the tying run stranded at second base in the top of the seventh inning.

CSI ends the season with a record of 41-20.

CSI 4, Snow College 2

Snow — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 1 — 1 ——2 — 7 — 2

CSI — 0 — 0 — 0 — 2 — 0 — 2 — 0 ——4 — 7 — 3

CSI: Pitching – Samantha Riesen (W) 7 IP, 7 H, 3 K, 5 BB, 2 R, 1 ER.

Leading hitters – Nicole Renner 3-3, HR, 2B, 3 RBI — Melanie Groenewegen 3-3 — Madi Ford 1-2, BB, SB.

CSI 7, Salt Lake CC 1

CSI — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 7 ——7 — 6 — 2

SLCC — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 1 — 0 ——1 — 5 — 2

CSI: Pitching – Kylie Jones 3 IP, 1 H, 2 BB — Stefani Zimmerman 0 IP, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 ER — Samantha Riesen (W) 4 IP, 4 H, 1 K, 1 BB.

Leading hitters – Mikelle Magalogo 2-3, 2B, 3 RBI.

Salt Lake CC 2, CSI 1

CSI — 0 — 0 — 0 — 1 — 0 — 0 — 0 ——1 — 4 — 1

SLCC — 0 — 0 — 0 — 2 — 0 — 0 — 0 ——2 — 6 — 4

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CSI: Pitching – Samantha Riesen (L) 3.1 IP, 4 H, 2 K, 1 BB, 2 R. — Kylie Jones 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB.

Leading hitters – Katie Basinger 1-3, RBI.

Baseball

HENDERSON, Nev. – CSI baseball went two and out at the Region 18 tournament. Late Thursday night, the Golden Eagles fell to Salt Lake Community College by a score of 6-3, then Friday morning, they lost to top-seeded Southern Nevada 15-2.

On Thursday, Salt Lake went up 6-0 through six innings. Shawn Grandmont hit a two-run home run in the seventh, but outside of a two-out solo home run by Travis Bohall in the ninth, the Golden Eagles struggled to find offense.

Purdue signee Ryan Beard took the loss on the mound. He struck out 11 batters in 5 1/3 innings pitched, but walked five and gave up four runs (two earned).

Southern Nevada scored in each inning Friday, and hit a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning to end the game early.

Salt Lake CC 6, CSI 3

CSI — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 2 — 0 — 1 ——3 — 5 — 2

SLCC — 1 — 0 — 0 — 0 — 1 — 4 — 0 — 0 — X ——6 — 5 — 0

CSI: Pitching – Ryan Beard (L) 5.1 IP, 4 H, 11 K, 5 BB, 4 R, 2 ER — Tyler Rosas 0.2 IP, 1 H, 2 K, 2 R, 1 ER — Dylan Steen 2 IP, 1 BB.

Leading hitters – Shawn Grandmont 2-3, HR, 2 RBI — Travis Bohall 1-3, HR, RBI, BB — Daniel Nist 1-4, 2B.

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