March 16, 2012

Final Game Set for Noon Saturday

Wildcats Stumble Against CSI

Taleas Marble Home Run
Taleas Marble Home Run

It was a tough day at the diamond for the Western Nevada College softball team. In a rare triple-header Friday in Carson City, the Wildcats ran into a buzz saw that is the College of Southern Idaho.

The Golden Eagles, ranked 13th nationally in the latest NJCAA poll, dominated both hitting and pitching at Edmonds Field. They smacked six home runs on the day to win 12-3, 11-3 and 14-0.

In the opener, Melanie Pfeiffer and Jennifer Quam each hit 2 for 3, while Ali Lostra and Ali Cox singled for the Wildcats.

In game two, Quam placed a leadoff triple to centerfield in the first inning, followed by a walk for Pfeiffer, but the Wildcats could not convert. Down 4-0 in the third inning, Pfieffer hit a single and Megan Hein reached base after being hit by a pitch. Taleas Marble then smacked a home run over left centerfield to pull WNC within one at 4-3.

CSI then surged ahead in the fifth inning with three runs on four hits, including a two-run homer that made the score 7-3. The Golden Eagles broke the game open in the top of the sixth inning with four runs off five hits for the final score.

WNC was outmatched in the nightcap as Southern Idaho quickly scored six runs in the opening inning on eight hits and a WNC error, on their way to a 14-0 finish.

The losses left WNC in sixth place in the Scenic West Athletic Conference, while Southern Idaho came in three games behind league leader Salt Lake Community College.

The teams are set to play a final contest on Saturday at 10 am, weather permitting.


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