Face rematch of semifinal game
WNC's baseball team topped the College of Southern Idaho 6-1 Friday afternoon in the Region 18 tournament semifinals, and now the Wildcats will face a rematch with the Golden Eagles in Saturday's championship.
Friday, it was WNC that outhit the Golden Eagles, jumping out to a 4-0 lead on four hits in the first inning, and holding CSI to a single run and seven hits for the game. WNC finished with nine hits. Shortstop Daniel Zylstra had 2-run RBIs in both the sixth and eight innings. Centerfielder Mike Long and catcher Jerome Pena each had an RBI.
Winning pitcher Jordan Lewis (10-2) went 7 2/3 innings, before WNC's outstanding closer, Kramer Champlin, finished.
The loss threw CSI into the loser's bracket, but they went to work immediately against the Bruins and scored within 10 minutes of the first pitch. Salt Lake made it into the semifinals after a 6-4 upset over second seed College of Southern Nevada earlier in the day, eliminating the Coyotes from the tournament.
Saturday's championship game begins at noon at WNC's John L. Harvey Field. Because the Wildcats have not lost a game, a second game will be played to decide the championship if CSI wins the first contest.
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