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USU Eastern and Utah State battle to a four-game split

Denver Hansen (25) is greeted at home plate by Sam Trout (11) after crushing a pitch over the left field wall for a three-run home run in a 17-5 win over Utah State on Friday afternoon in the first game of a doubleheader. The two schools split a four game series over the weekend.
USU Eastern's Jonathan Santiago rounds third base after hitting a game-ending Grand Slam against Utah State in a first game of a doubleheader on Friday afternoon. The Golden Eagles won 17-5.
Chance Abrath pitched five solid innings for the Golden Eagles on Friday in the 17-5 win. He struck out two batters and had no walks.

The USU Eastern Golden Eagles and the Utah State Aggies lit up the sky with plenty of fireworks over a four-game series with the teams battling to split the four games.

The Golden Eagles struck first with a 17-5 win that was highlighted by a Jonathan Santiago pinch hit Grand Slam that ended the game in favor of USU Eastern.

The Aggies struck back in the second game with a 12-7 win that saw the visitors score early which held up despite a USU Eastern rally in the middle innings.

The teams again traded victories on Saturday with USU Eastern winning the first game 6-2 and Utah State taking the second game 15-10 to round out the series.

USU Eastern Jake Meservey pitched seven solid innings with eight strikeouts in the Golden Eagle win.

In the 15-10 game won by Utah State, the two teams combined for 25 runs and 25 hits.

USU Eastern (17-19) will travel to Glendive, Mon., for a four-game series with Dawson Community College starting on Tuesday, April 9 and April 10.




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