Mountaineers Fall in Doubleheader With No. 7 Ranked Warriors

LEWISTON, Idaho – Eastern Oregon Baseball traveled to Lewiston for a doubleheader with Lewis-Clark State, falling in both contests against the No. 7 ranked Warriors.

GAME ONE

The first game of Friday’s doubleheader started with Lewis-Clark State gaining an early lead in the second inning. Jack Sheward’s double to right-center drove in Dominic Signorell, putting Lewis-Clark State on the board. A wild pitch then allowed Brandon Cabrera to score, extending their lead to 2-0.

Eastern Oregon responded in the third inning when Chase Nett’s sacrifice fly brought in Youhyeon Choi, cutting Lewis-Clark State’s lead to 2-1. Another wild pitch allowed Parker Cumberland to score, tying the game at 2-2.

The Warriors surged ahead again in the fifth inning after Nick Seamons smashed a homer to right-center, driving in Carter Booth and extending their lead by two runs. Shortly after, Charlie Updegrave sent a bomb over the center field fence, making it a 5-2 advantage in favor of Lewis-Clark State. Pu’ukani De Sa capped off the Warriors’ big inning, driving an RBI single up the middle and scoring Cabrera.

The Mountaineers fought back in the eighth when Tommy Whiles’s sacrifice fly brought in Joey Freitas, but ultimately fell by a final score of 6-3.

Drake George earned the win for the Warriors after striking out ten batters and allowing two runs across six innings. Brock Cordes was credited with the loss, pitching eight innings and notching the same number of strikeouts.

Eastern Oregon:

Lewis-Clark State:

  • Brandon Cabrera: 2-for-4, 2 runs
  • Nick Seamons: 1-for-3, 1 HR, 2 RBIs
  • Jack Sheward: 2-for-4, 1 double, 1 RBI

GAME TWO

Seamons kicked off the scoring in game two with a double to left-center, driving in Booth. Shortly after, Signorell added two more runs with a homer to right field, extending Lewis-Clark State’s lead to 3-0.

Nett fought back for the Mountaineers with a single through the right side bringing home Choi, narrowing the gap to 3-1. Freitas then sent a sacrifice fly to right field that allowed Cumberland to cross home plate, further cutting into the Warriors’ lead.

The score remained the same until the fifth inning when Nett once again singled, leading to a throwing error that allowed Choi to tie the game at three runs apiece. Despite the Mounties’ late push, LCSC broke the deadlock in the seventh inning once Jake Gish’s single up the middle drove in Booth, giving Lewis-Clark State the 4-3 victory.

Jace Hanson was credited with the victory after giving up zero hits in 2.1 innings pitched.

Eastern Oregon:

Lewis-Clark State:

  • Nick Seamons: 1-for-5, 1 RBI
  • Dominic Signorell (3B): 1-for-4, 1 HR, 2 RBIs
  • Carter Booth: 1-for-3, 2 runs

The Mounties will be back in action against the Warriors tomorrow for a single game. Stay tuned for an official game time to be announced soon.

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