Yotes sweep Oregon Tech, cross home 25 times

Yotes sweep Oregon Tech, cross home 25 times

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by Jay Tust

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Posted on April 8, 2012 at 10:25 AM

CALDWELL -- The College of Idaho baseball team swept a doubleheader with Oregon Tech on Saturday at Wolfe Field, winning Game 1 7-3 and Game 2 18-10.

The Coyotes (27-11, 12-6) pounded out 32 hits on the afternoon, as catcher Jarel Lewis led the way going for 6-for-9 and seven RBI.

Below are recaps of each game.


Game 1 - College of Idaho 7, Oregon Tech 3
The Owls (15-22, 8-10) took an early 1-0 lead in the third, but it didn't last long.  Tanner Hodges doubled in a run in the home half of the inning to even things up, and Jeffrey Harris followed with a two-run single to give the Yotes the lead.

In the fifth, Izaac Garsez led off with his school-record tying 9th triple of the season, and scored on a Lewis single to push the lead to 4-1.  Garsez then doubled home a run in the sixth, and scored on a wild pitch to extend the lead to 6-1.

On the mound, pitcher Chad Yeggy worked seven-plus innings of six-hit ball, striking out six, to pick up his seventh win.  He allowed a two-run homer to Ryan Hayden in the eighth, as Tech cut the lead to 7-3, but Michael Garza got the final six outs in relief to end the game.  Garsez went 3-for-4 - a homerun shy of the cycle - with Lewis going 3-for-5.

Game 2 - College of Idaho, Oregon Tech 10

The College of Idaho bats dominated the second game - scoring at least one run in each of the first six innings - building a commanding 18-1 lead.  Hodges got The C of I on the board in the first with his second RBI double of the day.   In the second, the Yotes plated four more, two of which came off a single from Todd Griffiths.  Jesse Dodd - who went 4-for-5 with three runs scored - then doubled home a run in a two-run third to extend the lead to 7-0.  After a Dustin Norman RBI-single got the Owls on the board in the fourth, RBI singles from Lewis and Jeffrey Harris pushed the Coyote lead to 9-1.  The C of I blew the game open in the sixth with a seven-run inning, capped by a three-run homerun by Lewis.

The two teams will close out the series with an Easter Sunday doubleheader tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Wolfe Field.

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