TWIN FALLS, Idaho ( CSI Athletics ) The College of Southern Idaho fell to Colorado Northwestern 8-5 and then bounced back for a 10-2 run rule Friday in Scenic West Athletic Conference play.
The Golden Eagles jumped out to a 2-0 lead in game one but watched it disappear in the second inning when the Spartans countered with five runs. CSI pulled within one run but then gave up three runs in the seventh and couldn't rally.
Nicole Renner finished the game 2-for-3 with a home run. Erin Emanuel was 2-for-4 with two RBI. The Golden Eagles out-hit Colorado 12-7 for the game.
Game two was all CSI and it started with a dominating performance by Stephanie Zimmerman. The freshman pitcher gave up just one hit with three strikeouts and two runs.
At the plate, Katie Basinger was 3-for-3 and Jaici Bishop was 2-for-2. The Golden Eagles tagged Colorado for 12 hits.
CSI hosts Colorado Northwestern CC Saturday at 1 p.m. for a doubleheader.
Jerome 20, Preston 4: Mercedes Bell had a solid game, going 4-4 with 4 RBI's, while Vivi Ortega went 3-3 and 2 RBI's in the rout of the Indians.
Twin Falls 9, Idaho Falls 3: The Lady Bruins opened up the season with a win as they exploded for 5 runs in the fourth. Offensively they were lead by short stop Kylie Baumert 3-4 (double triple), catcher Taylor Avram 2-3 (3 RBIs a triple), and Kenzie Connell 2-4 (2 RBIs a triple). The Bruins saw good production in the circle as Connell got the win giving up 2 runs 1 earned while collecting 4 strikeouts. Her junior teammate Whitney Solosabal came in to throw the final 3 innings and was just as productive striking out 3 and had no earned runs.
Twin Falls 8, Idaho Falls 5: Bruins swept the Idaho Falls Tigers in game two behind solid pitching by Kylie Baumert and Whitney Solosabal and aggressive base running and hitting at the plate. There were three Bruins with two steals each: Kylie Baumert, Whitney Solosabal and Hannah Schuler. Schuler was 1-2 at the plate Kylie Baumert was 3-4 with two RBIs.
(SATURDAY) Highland 6, Twin Falls 0: Grover stifled Twin Falls' batters in the complete game shutout. Kenzie Connell gave up five earned runs in four innings pitched for the Bruins in the loss.
Highland 11, Twin Falls 1: The Rams run-ruled the Bruins in five innings after scoring seven runs to end the game. Whitney Solasobal pitched four innings and gave up four runs, two earned. Connell came in fore relief and gave up three runs, one earned in 1/3 inning. Then Kylie Baumert went in for another 1/3 inning and gave up four runs. Caroline Casdorph went 2-2 in the defeat.
The Bruins drop to 2-2, 2-0 at home, but 0-2 away.