|Cole Evan hurrels the ball toward home plate in an earlier game. He lost a 0-8 decision this weekend against Western Nevada Community College.|
In non-conference play, CEU baseball has had some good success. Weber state rolled into town and got swept by the Eagles in two games. The Eagles took both ends of the double header 11-3 and 4-1.
But back into SWAC action for the weekend, the Eagles could only salvage the final game of the four game match-up. They lost the first three games to Western Nevada by the scores of 1-11, 1-3, and 0-8. In the final game they won 4-3.
Marcus Hamatake took the mound in game one of the weekend match-up in Nevada. He held them scoreless for three, before giving up 5 runs in the fourth. Six more crossed the plate for Nevada in the 6th. The bats were silent for CEU with only one run crossing for the Eagles.
Jayson Madsen had a bit better success in holding down WNCC's offense. He allowed one run in each of the first three innings. CEU managed one in the sixth off a home run by Alex Rosenhan.
The team split the Saturday pair with WNCC. In the first game, it was the fourth inning that was the Eagles undoing. Cole Evans gave up 5 runs in an eventual 0-8 loss.
The Eagles were determined not to let WNCC sweep the series. Scoreless until the third, the Eagles put up three to take the first lead of the weekend. They added one more in the fourth. Jake Bankowski held WNCC scoreless until the fifth. He allowed two more runs in the seventh to bring the score to 4-3. Seth Spainhower came in and shut down the threat to get the save.
Looking to improve their SWAC record, the Eagles will head east this weekend to take on Colorado Northwestern for a four game series. The team will return to the friendly confines in north Price on April 6-7 to take on SLCC for four.