This archived article was written by: Masi Steel
The Eagles won their first conference game this past weekend when they defeated Colorado Northwestern Community College 8-7. The Spartans defeated the Eagles in the first three games.
On Thursday, March 26, the Eagles lost 6-7. Greg Money led the team in runs with two and had three runs batted in. Following closely were Jordan Mellen, Greg Ashley, Cory McKendrick and Austin Geurtsen, all with one run.
Pitching for the Eagles was Jayce Hill; he pitched 6.1 innings with two strikeouts, only giving up three runs.
On Friday, March 27, the Eagles faced CNCC again, losing 4-8. Ashley led the team with one run and one run batted in. He was closely followed by Mellen, Money and Hadley Thorpe; each with one run.
Pitching for the Eagles was Thorpe, who pitched 3.1 innings and had seven strikeouts. Sean Hardman also pitched 3.1 innings and had five strikeouts.
During the second game, the Eagle’s lost 1-9. Brandon Eyring scored the only run in the game. Pitcher Thorpe threw 3.2 innings with one strikeout and giving up only one run.
During the Eagles last game of the weekend, they came out with the win with a score of 8-7. Leading the team was Hardman with three runs, followed by Mellen with two runs and two runs batted in.
Pitching for the Eagles was Brad Bennet, who threw sevin innings and had four strikeouts, along with Cooper Beck who pitched five innings and had five strikeouts.
Coach Madsen said, “Our greatest strength during last weekend’s games was our hitting. Our weakness was we gave a lot of unearned runs. We are focusing on base running and our pitching in preparation for out Salt Lake Community College games.
“We are really focusing on not walking people and swinging on good pitches because SLCC has a good pitching team. The team had their ups and down last weekend, but in the end they came together and played well.”
Next up for the Eagles is the Bruins on April 2 at 4 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. at SLCC’s Cate Field. They have an 8-8 record