Cougars drop two at Colby

COLBY, Kan. – The Western Nebraska Community College baseball team dropped a doubleheader to Colby Community College on Tuesday in Colby, Kan.

The Cougars fell in the first game 15-5 in five innings, before falling 7-6 in game two.

The second game was a battle. Each team had seven hits and just one extra base hit.

WNCC led after two innings 5-3 after plating five runs in the second on three hits. The Cougars couldn't hold the lead as Colby added two in the fourth, and single runs in the fifth and sixth.

WNCC had their chances to tie or go ahead. In the sixth, Andy Padron and Dionisio Diaz each reached base. Cameron Snyder then had a two-out double to score one, but the Cougars left two stranded in scoring position.

Snyder led the Cougars with a 2-for-4 attack with two RBIs and a double. The rest of the hits were all singles.

Alexis Vivas took the loss on the mound, gong 3 1/3 innings while giving up five hits, four runs and striking out two. Cody Gifford also had two hits with three runs scored in 2 2/3 innings.

In the opener, WNCC managed just eight hits and gave up 16 hits. WNCC led 1-0 to open the game, but fell behind the 8-ball early, giving up four first-inning runs and six in the third for a 10-2 deficit.

Luis Sotomayor and Anthony Apodaca each had two hits, a RBI, and a run scored. Apodaca added a triple, while Gabriel DeLa Rosa and Mason Cratty each had doubles.

Dylan Michaels was tagged with the loss, allowing 10 runs on 10 hits in three innings of work. Tyler Pollock also saw time on the mound, allowing six hits and five runs.

WNCC will next be in action this weekend when they travel to Lamar Community College in Lamar, Colo.

First Game

WNCC 110 12 – 5 8 5

Colby 406 32 – 15 16 0

LP – Dylan Michaels; 2B – Gabriel DeLa Rosa, Mason Cratty; 3B – Anthony Apodaca.

Second Game

WNCC 050 001 0 – 6 7 3

Colby 120 211 x – 7 7 2

LP – Alexis Vivas; 2B – Cameron Snyder.

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