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The Embry-Riddle baseball team of Prescott wrapped up its series against Antelope Valley on Saturday, April 9th, dropping both games of a doubleheader to the Pioneers. The Eagles lost 13-6 in game one, then fell in a 17-7 final in seven innings.
Game 1: Antelope Valley 13, Embry-Riddle 6
Embry-Riddle struck first to open Saturday, scoring on a sacrifice fly to take its first lead in the series. The Eagles would then enter a back-and-forth offensive battle that was broken open by Antelope Valley in the fifth.
ERAU scored three runs in the fourth to cut what was a six-run deficit in half. Blake Moore drew a walk with the bases loaded to bring in a run, then the next batter Travis Strickler singled home a pair.
The Eagles had 11 hits on the day, getting on base early and often. ERAU also was able to draw four walks and reached five times via hit by pitch.
Game 2: Antelope Valley 17, Embry-Riddle 7 (7 innings)
Antelope Valley put scored runs in each of the first five innings, and while the Eagles had a great offensive explosion for the second straight game, did not match some of the big innings. ERAU did get its bats going late, scoring all seven of its runs in the fourth inning or later trying to ignite a comeback.
Four different ERAU players had multi-hit games, led by Luke Jepsen’s 3-for-4 performance. Fedoruk, Solie, and Jepsen each had two hits, and all four players to record multi-hit performances drove in at least one run as well.
The Eagles will get back on the field next weekend when they visit La Sierra. First pitch of the series in Riverside is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 14th.