CSI Baseball splits Saturday's doubleheader

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) The College of Southern Idaho looked to take the series on Saturday after winning both contests on Friday against USU Eastern.

The Eagles took the lead in the fifth when Dylan Rodriguez hit a double into the gap over Jordan Scott's head into center field. Two runs scored on the play and USU Eastern went up 3-2.

Bottom of the sixth, the Golden Eagles rallied. After David Hudleson led off with a walk, Nolan Walker then drilled a two-run home run to left centerfield, putting CSI up 4-3.

Top of the 7th, Brendan Boily hit a batter in the head and coming off third base was Tyler Curtis in to replace Boily. Curtis struck out two of the three batters he face and the Golden Eagles hung on for the victory, 4-3.

Curtis said, "I knew I had confidence against him, I knew once I got 0-2, once he didn't swing the bat again until I threw a breaking ball in the dirt, he for sure would swing at it. Then the next kid came up, he actually was hot this weekend, I threw two strikes and I could help my team win, that drives me when I'm on the mound."

In game two, CSI held onto a 1-0 lead all the way into the eighth inning, but USU rallied for four of their own and CSI couldn't find the bats late to win.

Now the Golden Eagles prepare for the College of Southern Nevada April 5-6.

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