HENDERSON, Nev. — A rough start doomed the College of Southern Idaho baseball team in a 4-3 loss to South Mountain Community College on Saturday at the College of Southern Nevada Kickoff Classic.
CSI starting pitcher Mason Foltz pitched a gem — seven innings, two hits, one walk, one hit batsman, nine strikeouts — but took the loss. The sophomore right-hander allowed four runs, but none were earned.
CSI committed five errors in the game, and four happened in the first three innings. Two errors in the third inning led to two runs and a 4-0 lead for the Cougars.
The Golden Eagles scored two runs in the fourth and one in the sixth, but they couldn't complete the comeback.
CSI designated hitter Nick Dolce went 2-for-3 with a double, and left fielder Hayden Leatham went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
The Golden Eagles (5-2) wrap up CSN Kickoff Classic play on Sunday morning against Okanagan College.