Cougars fall in Phoenix

PHOENIX -- The Western Nebraska Community College lost another late-inning comeback, this time to Seminole State Community College 8-6 during the Cougars Spring Break trip in Arizona.

It was the second straight late-inning comeback by the visitors. On Monday, Glendale Community College scored three times in the 10th inning to earn a 9-8 win. The past two losses came on the heels of Sunday's 9-7 over a Canadian all-star team to start the Spring Break trip.

WNCC performed well early on, running out to a 6-2 lead. The Cougars scored three times in the third on back-to-back run-scoring doubles by Ozzie Gonzalez and Alex Michaud.

The Cougars added a single run in the fourth and two more in the fifth to take a 6-2 lead. The fourth saw Anthony Delgado singling in David Martinez. Then, in the fifth Cameron Snyder scored on a sacrifice fly, and then Anthony Apodaca singled in Gonzalez.

Seminole tied the game in the sixth with six runs on three hits and two fielding errors. Seminole won the game two innings later, scoring twice in the eighth on three singles.

WNCC hammered out nine hits in the loss. Gonzales, Michaud, and Martinez all had two hits with each getting a double.

Rimington took the loss, tossing 3 1/3 innings in relieve of Challis Wright, who started the game and went four strong innings. Wright allowed just two runs on two hits, while striking out two. Rimington allowed six runs on seven hits and walked four.

WNCC will be back in action Wednesday when they face Yavapai College in a doubleheader in Prescott, Arizona.

WNCC 003 120 000 -- 6 9 5

Seminole 002 004 02x -- 8 9 0

LP -- Grant Rimington; 2B -- Ozzie Gonzalez, Alex Michaud, David Martinez.

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