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Golden Eagles send Coyotes and Badgers running


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By KAREN BASSO
Sports writer


During the College of Eastern Utah's upset over second ranked Southern Nevada, Derek Waddoups sends a Nevada runner back to the dugout after a quick play at home. The Eagles rallied to split a four game series against the Nevada Coyotes.

After struggling through much of the season, the College of Eastern Utah's baseball team proved what talent the team has. The Eagles hosted the Southern Nevada Coyotes from Las Vegas on April 19-20.

The Eagles who were thought to be the underdog, came out with all the confidence in the world. Although the Coyotes are the second ranked team in the Scenic West Athletic Conference, the Eagles did not fear records. In fact, the Eagles seized the opportunity to take control of the ball game and prove that the team is definetly not down and out.

In the first of Fridays double headers, the Eagles played strong. Everything seemed to be falling in place for the Eagles as they defeated the Coyotes, 5-4. The second game of the day found the Eagles on the other side of the score board, with a 12-5 loss.

After a two game split the first day of competition, the Eagles entered the second series of double headers. Although the Eagles have had a difficult season, the team found the strength to fly above the Coyotes.

In the first of the two games, the Eagles challenged the Coyotes talents by pressuring the visiting team. Although the Coyotes finished victorious by the score of 8-6, the team had to fight for the win.

Both teams seemed to be playing quite similarly, but by the time the second game rolled around, the Eagles got their second wind and smothered the Coyotes, 12-2.

The Coyotes came into the two day event filled with confidence. This confidence was quickly replaced with frustration as the Eagles soared high abouve the Coyote pack.

The Eagles then traveled to Snow College this past weekend to play a four game series. The trip proved to be quite productive as the Eagles split the series with the Badgers of Snow College.

In the first game of the series, the Eagles fell to the Badgers, 5-1, but the loss only fired the Eagles up. In fact, the Eagles bounced back strong in the second game by shuting out the Badgers 10-1.

The following day, the Eagles and Badgers roughed it out for a SWAC victory, with both teams walking away with a victory under their belts.

The first game of the double header found the Eagles on top 3-1, yet the Badgers turned the tide in the second game by defeating CEU 3-0.

With only one series left in the regular season, the Eagles look forward to hosting Colorado Northwestern Friday and Saturday. The Eagles have shown great improvements the past several weeks and should have little problems defeating the struggling Colorado team.


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