Golden Eagles swoop past Cards for sweep
<p>JULIA MOORE/Press North Idaho College's Amanda Krier waits for the call on first base during a game against College of Southern Idaho Saturday afternoon at Memorial FIeld.</p>
COEUR d'ALENE - The College of Southern Idaho Golden Eagles swept the North Idaho College Cardinals in a Scenic West Athletic Conference softball doubleheader 4-2, 8-7 at Memorial Field on Saturday.
Southern Idaho (37-16, 28-11 SWAC) scored two runs apiece in the fifth and sixth innings and Generra Nielson struck out nine in the first game.
North Idaho (28-24, 21-19) built a 7-3 lead after striking for five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. CSI rallied with four runs in the top of the seventh and took the lead on a Kayla Powell solo home run in the top of the ninth inning.
Amanda Krier and Abbey Reardon had two RBIs apiece for NIC, which hosts Colorado Northwestern on Friday. Juliann Hartnett hit a solo home run in seventh inning in the first game for the Cardinals.
Southern Idaho 000 022 0 - 4 7 0
North Idaho 100 000 1 - 2 4 2
Generra Nielson and Chelsea Nix; Kathy Comack and Renae Kimbell. W - Nielson (21-8). L - Comack (10-10).
HITS: CSI - Williams 2, Albertson, Miller, Nix 2, Hunt. NIC - Hawley, Krier, Ross, Hartnett. 2B - Williams, Nix. HR - Hartnett (5).
Southern Idaho 001 020 401 - 8 15 0
North Idaho 101 050 000 - 7 14 3
Kelsey Bryant, Brie Dimond (5), Generra Nielson (7) and Lyndi Miller; Alyssa Erickson, Kathy Comack (8), Jessica Ross (9) and Shelby Gonzales. W - Nielson (22-8). L - Ross (6-5).
HITS: CSI - Williams 2, Albertson 2, Griffin, Bryant 2, Gonzales 3, Groenewagon, Powell 2, Hunt 2. NIC - Hawley 3, Maloney 2, Krier 2, Ross, Hartnett, Plenger 2, Stark, Reardon. 2B - Krier, Plenger. 3B - Williams. HR - Gonzales (9), Powell (4).