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Eagles post four close losses in Carson

Eric Morgan waits on a low pitch. He hit three homers in the weekend stand in Carson City against Western Nevada.

By TERRY WILLIS
Sun Advocate reporter

Friday's games were rained out and moved to Sunday. But it didn't help the CEU Golden Eagles as they dropped four close games over the weekend to Western Nevada College. On Saturday the losses were 3-5 and 2-5. On Sunday the losses were identically 5-6 in both games of the double header.

Coach Eric Madsen felt like the team played some really good ball despite the losses.

On Saturday's first game the Wildcats scored in the first. Then no one could push a run across until the fourth when WNC scored two more. CEU managed their three runs in the six and seventh. But the Wildcats scored two in the sixth to put the game in their pocket. Bradley Jackson was tagged with the loss for CEU. Eric Morgan sent one over the fence for the Eagles.

In game two on Saturday WNC score four in the first to grab the lead early and for good. They tacked on another in the second. CEU tried to come back and sent one across in the fourth and the fifth, but fell short again. Kyler Edgehouse was the Eagle losing pitcher of record.

On Sunday CEU too an early lead in game one with a two run first. They held a 5-4 lead into the fifth when the Wildcats tied it up with a run. It was still tied until the bottom of the seventh when WNC pushed the winning run across. Jackson was awarded another loss for the Eagles, but Morgan hit another homer in the loss.

In the Final game CEU again gained the upper hand with a three run first. They added to their lead in the second with another run. Ahead 5-2 heading into the bottom of the fourth, the Eagles let WNC tie it and then take the lead in the fifth for the sweep. The loss was given to pitcher Cameron Schmidt. Morgan hit his third homer of the series to give the Eagle a bright spot on the weekend.

CEU is home again this weekend with a four game series against Colorado Northwestern. Game time is 1:00 on Friday and noon on Saturday.




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