Mounties Drop Saturday Doubleheader to Beacons

LA GRANDE, Ore. – Eastern Oregon was back in action Saturday as they took on the Beacons of Bushnell University in a doubleheader. The Beacons showed to be too much for the Mounties as they took game one by a score of 15-13 and game two by a score of 17-11.

GAME ONE

The early innings saw the Mountaineers jump out to an early lead, capitalizing on some defensive miscues by Bushnell to take a 5-0 lead in the second inning. However, Bushnell rallied back in the fourth inning, highlighted by key hits from Kyle Casperson and Liam Kerr, to tie the game at 5-5.

The momentum swung back and forth as both teams exchanged blows. Bushnell’s offense was led by standout performances from Casperson and Cade Crist, who both launched home runs. EOU countered with a strong showing from Parker Cumberland, who delivered a clutch home run in the seventh inning to give his team a late lead.

Bushnell refused to back down, staging a comeback in the eighth and ninth innings. Nate Stevens came through with a clutch hit to tie the game at 13-13, setting the stage for Crist’s game-winning two-run homer in the final inning.

Top Performers

EOU

BU

  • Kyle Casperson – 5-6, 4 RBIs, 2 runs
  • Liam Kerr – 2-4, 3 RBIs, 2 runs

GAME TWO

Bushnell wasted no time asserting their dominance, exploding for five runs in the opening inning. Albert Jennings set the tone early with a two-run homer, followed by a solo shot from Jordan Wilson. Jennings had a standout performance, finishing the game with four hits, including another home run, and three RBIs. Wilson also impressed with a homer and three RBIs of his own. Liam Kerr, Isaiah Hart, and Brandon Reed chipped in with key hits to fuel Bushnell’s offensive surge.

Despite Eastern Oregon’s efforts to mount a comeback, highlighted by Parker Cumberland’s homer and Trevor Baker’s strong offensive showing, they were unable to overcome Bushnell’s early lead.

Top Performers

EOU

BU

  • Albert Jennings – 4-5, 3 RBIs, 4 runs
  • Jordan Wilson – 2-4, 3 RBIs, 3 runs

Eastern Oregon will be back in action Sunday, Mar. 17 as they will finish their four-game series with the Beacons of Bushnell University. The first pitch of game one is set for 11:00 a.m.

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