EAGLES LOSE DOUBLEHEADER IN OFFENSIVE-FILLED GAMES
A day after the Embry-Riddle baseball team took a doubleheader from La Sierra, the Eagles lost both games of a doubleheader to its Cal Pac foe. While ERAU lost twice and split the four-game series, the Eagles still earned the win of the conference series, as only the first three games counted toward the Cal Pac standings.
Game 1: La Sierra 11, Embry-Riddle 8
La Sierra scored the lone run of the game through two innings, but the third is when the bats woke up for both team. Embry-Riddle scored three in the top of the third, the La Sierra responded with a three-spot of its own in the bottom half of the frame.
It would not be the last time the teams scored six combined runs in an inning, as they accomplished that feat again in the sixth. Embry-Riddle put on a valiant comeback in the ninth, pushing across two runs, but could not ultimately tie the contest.
The Eagles out-hit La Sierra in game 1, getting 14 hits to start the day. Three different players had at least three hits, led by Carson Ramocinski‘s four.
Ramocinski drove in just as many runs as he did hits, continuing his offensive production from Thursday. He had yet another home run, this time of the two-run variety, and drove in the two runs in the ninth with a single.
Game 2: La Sierra 14, Embry-Riddle 13 (7 innings)
The offense did not slow down for the series finale, as the teams combined for 27 runs and 30 hits in just seven innings. There was at least one run scored in every inning, and in both teams scored in four of the contest’s seven frames.
The big inning for both teams came in the third, as each team scored five runs. Embry-Riddle had a pair of two-RBI hits in the inning, with Strickler’s two-run home run followed by Aiden Vestbie‘s two-run double.
The Eagles scratched a run across in the seventh inning, trailing by two with its final three outs. While they pulled within one, ERAU could not find any more of the two out magic to even the score.
Strickler and Vestbie each drove in three runs, while Ramockinski finished with a pair of RBI. Through the four games, Ramocinski had a total of 15 RBI during the series.
The Eagles will return to its home field, starting its eight-game homestand to end the season. Embry-Riddle will host OUAZ for a non-conference matchup on Tuesday, with first pitch in Prescott scheduled for 3 p.m.