TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) The No. 11 College of Southern Idaho Baseball team took three of four from Scottsdale Community College in the opening tournament, what they also did in 2018.
But that wasn't satisfying enough for this program, they wanted the four-game sweep down there in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Coach Boomer Walker said they left 27 runners on base Friday. He assumed probably inexperience factored into those situations, with the new additions over-analyzing their at-bats.
But pitching all weekend was solid, averaging a total of three runs given up per contest.
"To go down and have the weekend we had, I think we're all real disappointed to be real honest," Walker explained. "I think we probably could have taken advantage of a few more opportunities, but it's a great opportunity for us to learn and get better for this week."
Sophomore utility player Hayden Leatham added, on what the program is trying to accomplish in trying to "define our identity. We don't like to talk about last year that much, even though it's hard. But we are just trying to get back to that point and win as many games."
Nolan Walker, a sophomore infielder added, "I thought this weekend we competed really well, just seeing how we blended as a team, just seeing our sophomores step up, our freshmen really step up."
CSI travels to Henderson Nevada this week for a four-game set, two against South Mountain and the other half versus Pima. South Mountain stole a game from the Golden Eagles last year.