Eagles Pick Up Road Win Against CSI

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The Utah State Eastern baseball team battled the College of Southern Idaho over the weekend and picked up a win in the four-game series.

In the first game of the series the Eagles were led by pitcher Zac Lundell. He struck out eight batters, allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings of work to pick up the 4-3 win over CSI.

Lundell got run support in the fifth inning when Austin Pitcher, Trevor Clingman and Cole Fossat all touched home to give the Eagles a one run lead.

With the win in game one against CSI, Lundell’s record this season moves to 2-3 with a 4.50 ERA.

The Eagles could not repeat the same success in game two of the series where they were shutout 1-0 by CSI.

CSI captured the victory in the bottom of the 8th inning when Colin Gordon hit an RBI single to break the 0-0 tie.

Chase Stratton allowed two hits and struck out four batters in seven innings of work during game 2. Outfielder Jesse Rowley had two hits and one stolen base in the game.

On Friday the Eagles lost another close game to CSI in game 3 of the series, losing 4-2 to CSI

The Eagles led CSI 2-0 going into the bottom of third after Steven Ortiz crossed home plate for the second time of the game.CSI scored a run in the third inning and three in the fifth inning to put themselves ahead of the Eagles.

In the final game of the series on Friday afternoon the Eagles fell once again to CSI, this time by a score of 7-2.

Rowley had another good game for the Eagles at the plate after contributing with two hits and one run which he scored in the 8th inning.

Colton Hill was on the mound for the Eagles during game four and pitched three solid innings where he didn’t give up a run until the bottom of the fourth inning. He was pulled after one out in the bottom of the fourth after giving up three earned runs.

The Eagles now have a record of 11-22 overall and are currently sitting in last place of the Scenic West Conference standings. They have a 4-12 conference record and will have a bye week this coming weekend.

Their next series will be on the road again in two weeks when they travel to Rangely to take on Colorado Northwest.

Fans can follow the Eagles all season long on Facebook at Utah State Eastern Athletics and on Twitter at twitter.com/usueathletics.

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