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Eastern Oregon University infielder Carsten Manderbach gets ready for a pitch in this undated photo. The EOU Mountaineers played their first baseball games in 14 years on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Caldwell, Idaho, against the College of Idaho. The Yotes took both games in the doubleheader.

CALDWELL, Idaho — The Eastern Oregon University Baseball team ended its 14-year hiatus Thursday afternoon, Feb. 11, as it played a nonconference doubleheader against longtime rival College of Idaho.

The two teams played a pair of nine inning contests in Caldwell, Idaho, with the Yotes winning the first game 13-9 and the second 5-1.

The first match featured a total of 28 hits, according to the press release from EOU, with College of Idaho having the edge at 17-11. While the Yotes had five errors, the Mountaineers still fell.

Game two was a defensive battle for the first half of the contest, according to EOU, with just 13 total hits. The Yotes had the edge 8-5, but committed four errors to EOU’s one.

Mountaineers stat leaders:

• Brooks Dyer and Easton Watterson both went 2-4 to lead the offense.

• Carsten Manderbach scored one run while hitting 1-4.

• Tristan Fergus had the lone RBI for Eastern.

• Jacob Farnsworth suffered the loss (0-1) in a relief effort. He worked three complete innings and fanned three batters.

• Nick Jennings pitched six strikeouts in three innings while allowing just two hits.

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