WEST JORDAN, Utah — The 10th-ranked College of Southern Idaho baseball team was swept by Salt Lake Community College in Friday’s doubleheader.
The pair of wins gave SLCC the series victory over its Scenic West Athletic Conference foe.
In Friday’s first game, CSI took a 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning and led 2-1 going into the fifth, in which SLCC scored five runs. The Golden Eagles rallied for three runs in the seventh inning but couldn’t knot the game up or take the lead.
The second game was never close. The Bruins scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning and led 6-1 through six. CSI cut the deficit to 6-4 through 7 1/2 innings, but SLCC put up five in the bottom of the eighth to pull away.
In game one, CSI’s Shawn Grandmont went 1-for-2 with a double and hit-by-pitch, David Hudleson was 2-for-4 with a stolen base and Nolan Walker drew two walks and was hit by a pitch.
Golden Eagles starting pitcher Colten Westfall allowed four earned runs on seven hits and one walk with three strikeouts in four innings pitched, and Minico High School graduate Jaden Jensen pitched the final two innings, allowing one earned run on two hits and no walks against two strikeouts.
CSI’s Brett Resch went 3-for-4 in the second game with a triple and two doubles. Colin Gordon went 0-for-2 with two walks and a stolen base.
CSI starter Boden Mills couldn’t get out of the second inning. He allowed four earned runs, surrendered five hits, issued one walk and struck out one in 1 1/3 inning.
Despite the 3-1 series loss, the Golden Eagles remained No. 1 in the SWAC standings at 14-6 (30-8 overall). But SLCC moved to within two games of CSI after the four-game home series.
CSI will host the Utah State club team for a four-game series beginning on Friday, and it will resume conference play the following week at Colorado Northwestern CC.