W. Nevada draws four aces
After a fun day of meeting their fans on Wednesday, the CEU team had to meet up with a hitting machine called Western Nevada.
Over the weekend home stand they were outscored 48-6 by the Wildcats. The Friday games ended up 13-2 and 27-2 in favor of Nevada. Saturday the scores were not as bad, but still resulted in losses by the Eagles, 2-1 and 6-1.
In the Friday, April 9 affair, the game started out with both teams unable to score in the first inning. In the second the Wildcats went ahead 3-1. After that they tagged the Eagles for no less than three runs an inning for the remaining innings.
The game only went five innings. Josh Schmidt was tagged with the loss.
In the second game CEU went through several pitchers in an effort to stem the on slot of scoring from Nevada. In the end the Wildcats pounded out 25 hits and 27 runs in five innings of action.
CEU pitcher Jacob Zumbrunnen had to add the loss to his stats. He threw to one batter into the third after giving up 10 runs in the first two innings.
The CEU pitching staff was able to cool down the Wildcat bats better on Saturday. In the top end of the double header, Josh Swenson went seven innings with the score knotted at one each.
Western Nevada put up their run in the top of the second and then CEU matched it with a run in the bottom of the third. CEU's Nate Hardman gave up the winning run to the Wildcats in the top on the ninth for a heartbreaking loss.
In the final game of the series, it was the top of the third before Western Nevada broke the juggernaut. Then the Wildcats put up a pair in the third, fifth and seventh inning to sweep the series from the Eagles. Brennan Hallows took the loss with 3.1 innings on the mound.
The Eagles will return to the road as they visit Rangley Colorado for a series with Colorado Northwestern this weekend.