April 5, 2010

Move into second place in SWAC

Wildcats Win at Colorado Northwestern

The Western Nevada College baseball team moved into second place in the Scenic West Conference after sweeping a four-game series against Colorado Northwestern Community College over the weekend. The Wildcats dominated the Spartans 7-2 and 13-1 on Friday, then 15-0 and 8-4 on Saturday.

With the win, the Wildcats improved to 14-6 in the SWAC and 26-9 overall. WNC, ranked No. 20 by the NJCAA, now trails only College of Southern Nevada in the SWAC, which is 17-3/30-6 and ranked No. 2 nationally.

The games were not assured due to a spring snow at the campus.

"We are very thankful to the staff at CNCC for working so hard to make sure we were able to play while we were out in Rangely,". said Coach DJ Whittemore. "We woke up Friday morning to two inches of snow and still managed to get a double header in that day.

"Our players did a good job of playing each pitch and playing each game to the best of our abilities and fortunately we were able to walk away with four wins against a spirited group of Spartan players," the coach said.

The Wildcats travel to College of Eastern Utah for a four-game stand this weekend. CEU is in fifth place in the SWAC at 6-14, but the Golden Eagles snagged one game from WNC during their visit to Carson City last month.

Coach Whittemore said playing in Price, Utah "is an exciting challenge. CEU has a talented group of pitchers and hitters and playing on their field is going to be a real test for our club."

On April 16-17, WNC will host College of Southern Nevada in a critical four-game series at John L. Harvey Field.

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