This archived article was written by: Dillon Manzanares
Golden Eagle Baseball’s fall scrimmages continue with ups and downs.
On Saturday October 6, the USU Eastern baseball team took their talents to Rangely, Colorado. The squad faced off against a tough Colorado Northwestern Community College team. Also know as CNCC.
The first game was a hard fought game. It was nearly a spectacular comeback as USU Eastern went down by nine runs early. They fought back and took the lead 11-10 in the top of the ninth, but gave up five runs in the bottom of the inning to lose with a final score of 15-11.
The second game was a totally different outcome, in USU Eastern’s favor. “We played well, and made the changes that allowed us to beat them,” stated Coach Scott Madsen. The final score in this match up was 13-3.
Overall, Coach Madsen was pleased with the way that his team played throughout the day. Jonathan Santiago hit the ball really well in both games. As far as pitching is concerned, Jake Meservey, Chance Abrath and Kam King each threw well on the weekend. CNCC is a decent team and took advantage of USU Eastern’s mistakes in the first game. The second game was controlled by USU Eastern throughout.
The team played together for the most part. Many improvements can be made in order for them to be where they want to be. They seem to be improving already each and every game played. Considering that they are still only in the fall scrimmages, they seem to be headed in the right direction. The team still has a long year ahead, but it should be exiting to see what the Golden Eagles can do with the talent they have this year.
The Golden Eagles were scheduled a game against CNCC at home on Saturday, but the game was canceled. They will be back on the field this Friday at Salt Lake Community College.