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Golden Eagle Baseball goes 2-1 in first two days in California

REDLANDS, Calif. — The College of Southern Idaho baseball team beat Community Christian 15-4 on Friday and 10-3 on Saturday before losing 8-0 in Game 2.

The Golden Eagles had 12 hits under the five-inning rule on day one.

Garrett Thompson went 3 for 4 with a double and a triple and seven RBIs. Zach Schmidt was 2 for 4 with three runs scored and Tate Gambill was 1 for 1 with three walks and four runs scored. Andrew Astin was 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs and Magnum Hofstetter had a triple. Mason Olson took the win, going all five innings and allowing two earned runs on three hits with eight strikeouts.

In the second game, CSI defeated CCC 9-5. Gambill was 2 for 4 with two homers and five RBIs. Astin was 2 for 3 and Stone Cushing was 1 for 2. Andrew Baughn took the win, going 4.1 innings and allowing no earned runs on a hit with seven strikeouts.

The Golden Eagles never got to throw their sticks in Game 3. Five different players had one hit each. Thompson was 1 for 3 with a double for CSI’s only extra hit. CCC turned a triple play in an inning where CSI was threatening. Four different Golden Eagle pitchers combined to give up six earned runs on eight hits with nine strikeouts.

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Touchard signs with Eastern Oregon Softball

TWIN FALLS, Idaho—Jessica Touchard of the College of Southern Idaho Softball has signed her letter of intent to play softball at Eastern Oregon University next fall.

The Golden Eagle pitcher was a force at the plate and in the circle for CSI as a rookie, posting a 4.78 ERA in 70.1 innings with 36 strikeouts. At plate, she hit .413 with three home runs and 17 RBIs, earning second-team Region 18 honors.

This season, she helped CSI to a 21-6 record and a current national ranking of 19th, after beating two of the top three teams in the country.

She currently holds a 5.12 ERA with 12 strikeouts. At home plate, she hits .200 with .500 on-base percentage.

“We are very excited for Jessica and we know she will do very well,” said ICS head coach Nick Baumert. “She’s a pitcher who can hit, which will give them different options with her. Jess is a good team player and loves softball.

CSI Distance Track successfully opens the outdoor season

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — The Southern Idaho College Distance Track Team posted 10 national qualifying scores Friday and Saturday at the Cal Poly Invitational.

Competing against all four-year-old schools, the Golden Eagle racers held their own.

The best performance of the day was Shane Gard in the 800 metres. The freshman won the event in 1:53.22, qualifying for the NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Gard also qualified in the 1,500 meters, taking 15th place in 3:52.37. Joseph Ereaux also qualified by finishing in 4:01.88.

The final men’s qualifier for national championships was George Showers in the 3,000 meter steeplechase. The freshman took second place in 9:54.66.

On the women’s side, six qualified.

Ashlyn Willis took sixth place in the steeplechase with a time of 12:18.23. Five women posted qualifying scores in the 5,000 metres. Audrey Camp led the way, taking second place in 18:10.55. Danielle Brow was fourth in 18:26.30, Natalya Babock was sixth in 18:30.49, Taya Brewer was eighth in 18:35.68 and Lydia Felix was ninth in 18:50.

“So many great things happened this weekend,” said ICS head coach Lindsey Anderson. “We had several public relations and great efforts all around. I am very proud of all of them today.

CSI Baseball earns Saturday victory over CCC

REDLANDS, Calif. — The College of Southern Idaho baseball team defeated Community Christian College 6-5 on Saturday to end the weekend 3-1 in the Scenic West Athletic Conference game.

Garrett Thompson was 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs to lead the Golden Eagles. Zach Schmidt was 2 for 5 with a brace.

Five different CSI pitchers pitched, but Cooper Littledike was the one to get the win, going 3.1 innings and giving up two earned runs on three hits with two strikeouts.

The Golden Eagles improve to 19-9 overall and 7-7 in conference.

CSI hosts Colorado Northwestern CC this week.

CSI Softball takes two more for series sweep on USUE

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — The 19th-ranked College of Southern Idaho softball team leads USU Eastern 11-3 and 16-5 on Saturday to improve to 15-1 in the Scenic West game Athletic Conference.

The Golden Eagles benefited from some big homers in Game 1. Gracie Tentinger was 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs and Saige Nielsen was 3 for 4 with a double, a home run and three RBIs. Cortney Rhees and Olivia Taylor posted doubles.

Inside the circle, August Cowan went the distance, allowing no earned runs on five hits and six strikeouts.

CSI added three more home runs in Game 2. Taylor was 3-for-3 with two homers and three RBIs, Nielsen was 2-for-2 with two walks, one homer and three RBIs. Tentinger was 3 for 4 with four RBIs and Kylie Baumert was 4 for 4 with two RBIs.

Brooke Merrill took the win in the circle, going five innings and allowing an earned run on seven hits with four strikeouts.

CSI, 25-6 overall and 15-1 in conference, travels to Colorado Northwestern next week.

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