WNCC falls to Lamar in baseball
     2016-04-29      By Media Report    editor@geringcitizen.com
LAMAR, Colo. – The Western Nebraska Community College dropped an Empire Conference doubleheader to Lamar Community College on Sunday afternoon in Lamar, Colo.

The first game was an offensive battle with each team collecting 14 hits, but in the end, the Cougars fell to Lamar 15-9.

The second game was close throughout and WNCC had opportunities in the seventh to get the lead, but couldn’t the tying or leading runs in in falling 4-2 to Lamar.

With the two losses, WNCC falls to fifth in the conference standings with an 11-15 record and 17-29 overall. Lamar moves closer to first as they are 22-9 just behind Trinidad State, who is 20-6.

WNCC is just a game behind fourth-place Miles, who has an 11-13 conference record. WNCC and Miles will play a six-game set this weekend at Cleveland field.

The second game on Sunday was a barn-burner as Lamar scored four early runs for a 4-1 lead. WNCC got one back in the fourth. WNCC made the game interesting in the seventh. Perez led off the inning with a single. Then, with two outs, Jack Pauley reached base with a single followed by Bermudez loading the bases after reaching on an error.

The game ended with the bases loaded.

WNCC outhit Lamar 8-6 with all singles. Perez, Pauley and Ryan Grasser all had two hits in the contest. Perez had both RBIs.

The first game was a slugfest, especially in the first inning.
WNCC opened the contest with four runs. The big hits in the inning included a run-scoring single by Pauley and a 3-run home run from Jonathan Bermudez.

Lamar came back to score six in the first and four in the third for a 10-4 lead. WNCC sliced the lead to two, 10-8, with four in the fourth. Brandon Bachar led off the inning with a home run.

WNCC finished with 14 hits in the contest, including a three-hit performance from Bermudez. Bermudez finished with a home run and four RBIs. Aaron Morrison, Austin Michaud, and Brandon Bachar collected two hits each. Bachar had a home run with a RBI.

First Game

WNCC 400 400 1 – 9 14 1

Lamar 604 032 x – 15 14 1

LP – Isaac Block; HR – Brandon Bachar, Landon Urban, Jonathan Bermudez.

Second Game

WNCC 010 100 0 – 2 8 5

Lamar 202 000 x – 4 6 2

LP – Alex Achtermann.

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