yotes split doubleheader at concordia
A pair of strong pitching performances helped The College of Idaho and Concordia University split today’s NAIA West Grouping doubleheader in Portland, Ore.
The Coyotes (24-10, 9-5) won Game 1, 11-1, while the host Cavaliers grabbed Game 2, 7-1.
Chad Yeggy tossed the second complete game by a C of I pitcher this season in the opener, allowing eight hits and one earned run to log his sixth victory of the season. The senior walked just one and struck out five.
The Yotes took a 3-0 lead in the fourth as Jeffrey Harris singled home a run, with Tyler Andazola following with a two-out, two-run single. An inning later, Jarel Lewis doubled home a pair to extend his hit streak to 15, Tanner Hodges singled in a run, and Andazola hit a sacrifice fly, as The C of I built a 7-0 lead.
Lewis, Hodges, Harris, and Izaac Garsez each had two hits for the Yotes – with Garsez becoming the fifth C of I player in school history to record two triples in a game.
The nightcap was the opposite, as Mitch Ludtke handcuffed the Coyotes, scattering just four hits and striking out 12 – helping the Cavaliers (17-14, 9-9) end a nine-game losing streak to the Coyotes.
CU took a 3-0 lead in the second – taking advantage of a Coyote throwing error to plate the runs. The C of I closed within 3-1 in the fifth on an Andazola RBI double, but the Cavs put the game away in the bottom of the inning, as Sean Myrom keyed a four-run rally with a two-run single.
Nathan Douglas went 4-for-4 in the win for CU, with Mike Cero adding a pair of hits. Harris had three of the four Coyote hits in the loss.
The two teams will complete the four-game series tomorrow with an 11 a.m. doubleheader.