May 24, 2009

Home Runs Spark Wildcats to Victory

Teammates congratulate first baseman Eric Maupin.
Teammates congratulate first baseman Eric Maupin.

Sparked by four home runs, Western Nevada College bounced back from an extra inning loss one day before to defeat Iowa Western College 11-0 and stay alive at the JUCO World Series on Sunday.

Travis Feiner hit a pair of solo home runs, while Eric Maupin and Brian Barnett added two-run blasts on a cloudy morning that saw occasional rain showers in the elimination game played at Suplizio Field. Barnett's walkoff home run in the sixth inning ended the game on the 10-run rule.

WNC (46-13) remains alive in the double elimination and plays Middle Georgia in a 10 a.m. elimination game. Middle Georgia stayed alive in the tournament with a 16-6 victory against Seminole State on Sunday.

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David Carroll on the mound. Travis Feiner at bat. Daniel Zylstra gets air.
David Carroll on the mound.Travis Feiner at bat.Daniel Zylstra gets air.
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