Eagles Win Series Against CSI

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In its final series of the regular season, the Utah State Eastern baseball team defeated the College of Southern Idaho three games to one.

The Eagles opened the series on Friday with an 8-2 loss to CSI. Ryan Beard of CSI pitched seven innings against the Eagles and only allowed six hits and two runs.

Game two of the series saw the Eagles get out to a 5-1 lead in the bottom of the first thanks to walks given up by CSI. Jarrett Hunt singled in the first inning that brought two runners home as well.

After the bottom of the third inning, the Eagles were up 12-1 and were looking to close out the game in five innings.

Seth Butterfield hit a double in the third inning that scored three runners home. Chase Stratton helped build the lead as well with two RBI’s in the third.

CSI came back from being down 11 runs to tie the game in the top of the seventh after Trevor Lippard hit an RBI double.

The Eagles regained the lead in the same inning with a Hunt double that scored Cole Fossat.

CSI homered in the top of the ninth inning to tie the game again before the game was suspended for lack of light.

The conclusion of game two happened before Saturday’s doubleheader. The game ended in dramatic fashion when Hunt hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the 11th to give the Eagles a 17-15 win.

Hunt came in the clutch again for the Eagles in game three when the Eagles were down 11-10 in the bottom of the 11th. He hit an RBI double that brought home Rigby Butikofer and Collin Wilson home to win the game 12-11.

To close out the four-game series on Saturday, the Eagles defeated CSI 3-2 behind the arm of pitcher Landon Salvo.

Salvo pitched seven innings and gave up only two runs while throwing seven strikeouts.

Catcher Dallas Jolley hit the go-ahead RBI single to get Colton Hill home from third in the bottom of the sixth.

With the three wins over the weekend, the Eagles now have an overall record of 16-33 and a conference record of 9-23. They currently sit at two games behind Colorado Northwest in the win column for fourth place in the conference.

This weekend the Eagles will have a bye before heading to Las Vegas for the Region XVIII tournament next week.

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