HENDERSON, Nev. — The College of Southern Idaho baseball team will host next week’s Scenic West Athletic Conference tournament, thanks to two shutout wins at the College of Southern Nevada on Friday.
The Golden Eagles, ranked No. 15 in the NJCAA Division I poll, beat the Coyotes 2-0 and 3-0.
Dylan Steen pitched the first game for CSI and went all seven innings. He allowed two hits, walked one, hit one and struck out five.
CSI’s Travis Bohall and David Hudleson each went 2-for-4, and Shawn Grandmont and Hayden Leatham were both 1-for-2 with a walk. The Golden Eagles scored both of their runs in the second inning.
Mason Foltz started the second game for the Golden Eagles and allowed four hits and one walk with two strikeouts in five innings pitched. Minico High School graduate Jaden Jensen pitched the final two innings and didn’t allow a baserunner while notching three strikeouts.
Hudleson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, and Leatham was 2-for-4.
CSI (44-8, 24-6) will wrap up the series and the regular season with a doubleheader on Saturday.
CSI softball pounds CSN in doubleheader
TWIN FALLS — The CSI softball team cruised in the first half of a four-game home series against CSN.
The eighth-ranked Golden Eagles won the first game 8-0 (in five innings) and the second 11-4.
Stefani Zimmerman started and finished the first game for CSI. She allowed three hits and one walk with six strikeouts.
At the plate for the Golden Eagles, Melanie Groenewegen went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run and a walk, Anjalee Batchelor went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer, Mikelle Magalogo went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, Siearrah Anderson went 1-for-2 with a solo homer and Nicole Renner went 3-for-3 with a double.
In game two, CSN took a 4-0 lead through two innings, but CSI scored eight in the fourth inning to take a 9-4 lead and added two in the sixth.
Hadlie Henderson relieved Kamryn Grover in the second inning and pitched the final 5 1/3 innings scoreless, allowing four hits and no walks with three strikeouts. She also went 2-for-3 with a walk.
Batchelor (2-for-4) hit two home runs in the game, Tristin Evans went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a double and Hannah Peterson went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer.
CSI’s 32-6 record in SWAC play is one game ahead of Salt Lake Community College. But the Golden Eagles (44-10 overall) are 5-3 against the Bruins this season, so they own the tiebreaker for the regular season conference title. One win in Saturday’s series-ending doubleheader will make CSI the host for next week’s Region 18 tournament.