PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Western Nebraska Community College baseball team dropped a pair of games to South Mountain Community College Wednesday afternoon in Phoenix.
WNCC and South Mountain hooked up in a dandy in the first game before South Mountain pulled out the 6-4 win. The second contest was all South Mountain with the 18-1 win.
The doubleheader was a meeting between Western Nebraska Pioneers coaches. Jimmy Turk. who was the Pioneers head coach last summer, serves as an assistant for South Mountain, while WNCC head coach Mike Jones was an assistant for the Pioneers.
The first game saw South Mountain jump out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning. WNCC came back scoring one in the second and two in the third to knot the game. Ethan Miller blasted a solo home run in the second for the first run of the game.
WNCC finished with four hits in the contest, all extra-base hits. Miller had a home run with two RBIs and a run scored, while Owen had a triple and RBI. Alcantara and Fritsch each had doubles in the contest.
The second game was all South Mountain. The Arizona school scored seven in the first inning and never looked back in taking the 18-1 win.
WNCC 012 010 0 – 4 4 1
S. Mountain 300 300 x – 6 9 0
LP – Kyler Harris.
3B – Brevin Owen.
HR – Ethan Miller.
WNCC 001 000 – 1 2 2
S. Mountain 705 15x – 18 18 2
LP – Garrett DeClue.