TWIN FALLS — The College of Southern Idaho softball team continued its Scenic West Athletic Conference dominance with a series sweep of Snow College.
The eighth-ranked Golden Eagles completed the sweep after earning 7-1 and 6-4 victories on Saturday.
In game one, CSI scored two runs in both the first and second innings and added three runs in the fourth to take a 7-0 lead.
CSI’s Hannah Peterson went 2-for-2 with two two-run home runs and two walks, while Hailey Hicks (1-for-4) and Kasside Brooks (1-for-3) added homers.
Stefani Zimmerman started and finished the game on the mound for CSI. She allowed one earned run on seven hits and no walks with two strikeouts.
In game two, CSI took a 1-0 lead through one inning, but Snow scored four in the top of the second. The Golden Eagles tied it up in the third, and they scored a run in both the fifth and sixth to earn the two-run win.
CSI starting pitcher Kamryn Grover was charged with all four runs and didn’t record an out in the second inning. In relief, Hadlie Henderson pitched the final six innings and didn’t allow a run or a walk. She gave up two hits and struck out one.
Anjalee Batchelor went 1-for-2 with a walk and a homer, which drove in all three runs in the third inning. Melanie Groenewegen (2-for-3) gave the Golden Eagles a 5-4 lead with a solo homer in the fifth, Tristin Evans went 2-for-3, Hicks went 1-for-4 with a double and Siearrah Anderson went 1-for-3 with a double.
CSI (34-8, 24-4) will play at Treasure Valley CC in a doubleheader on Tuesday.
CSI baseball earns sweep with two more shutouts
TWIN FALLS — The CSI baseball team not only completed a sweep of the Utah State University club team this weekend; it didn’t allow a run in its four wins.
The Golden Eagles won 2-0 and 8-0 on Saturday, and they outscored the Aggies 25-0 in the series.
Game one only featured two hits, both recorded by Utah State. But CSI was able to manufacture runs with nines walks, a hit-batsman, four stolen bases and more.
The Golden Eagles opened the scoring with a run in the first inning. Travis Bohall drew a leadoff walk, stole second and third base and scored on a sacrifice fly from Colin Gordon.
The second run came in the sixth inning, when CSI loaded the bases with two walks and a fielder’s choice. With two outs, Nolan Walker scored on a passed ball.
Minico High School graduate Jaden Jensen was CSI’s starting pitcher, and he allowed two hits and no walks with three strikeouts in four innings.
The Golden Eagles woke up on offense in the second game, specifically in the third inning when they scored six runs.
Filer High School graduate Cooper Moon went 1-for-3 with a two-run double and a walk, Hayden Foltz went 1-for-2 with two walks and two stolen bases, Hayden Leatham went 1-for-2 with a double and Shawn Grandmont went 1-for-2 with a walk.
CSI starter Boden Mills had the exact same pitching line as Jensen did in the first game.
The Golden Eagles (34-8) will resume SWAC play next week, when they play a four-game series at Colorado Northwestern CC. The series starts with a doubleheader on Friday afternoon.