EASTERN SWEPT IN WEEKEND SERIES
Eastern Oregon University dropped three games to Concordia University Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday, EOU lost 10-3 in the first game and 7-5 in the second game.
Sunday, EOU lost 8-5.
The Mountaineers have now lost eight of their last nine games and are 6-15 overall and 3-7 in Casacade Collegiate Conference/NAIA Region I play.
In the first game, Eastern had no answer for Cavalier starter Charlie Moore.
Moore pitched all nine innings in the victory, striking out six and avoiding trouble aside from a stretch in the third inning where he loaded the bases after hitting two straight Eastern batters.
Concordia sophomore James Mannion went 4-for4 in the victory. Mannion had a double and a home run to go with two singles.
In game two, Concordia pitcher Mike Allen struck out seven Mountaineers in eight innings and Drew Litzer picked up the save with a scoreless ninth inning.
Mannion again took it to EOU's pitching staff, going 4-for 5.
Sunday, after battling back to tie the game at 2-2, EOU could not shut down the Concordia offense in suffering an 8-5 loss Sunday.
The Mountaineers let several scoring opportunities go by the wayside during the game.
Seth Mathews, who pitched the first four innings for the Cavaliers, got the win. Three relievers followed. They were supported by 13 hits by the Concordia offense.
Concordia scored twice in the first inning for a 2-0 lead. EOU got on the board when Josh Melum was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and no outs in the fourth.
The Mountaineers tied the game with a run while Ryan Carpenter hit into a double play.
The Cavaliers got to EOU lefthanded starter Steve Turner for three runs in the fifth, two on a double by Ty Fogarty.
After Jered Evans replaced Turner, Concordia extended its lead to 7-2 in the sixth.
Josh Brandt blasted a solo home run in the eighth for the Cavaliers for an 8-2 lead.
Mannion had two hits for Concordia, giving him a 10-for-14 weekend.