The Pierre Trappers couldn’t quite make the comeback in game one of the doubleheader as they fell in both games to the Western Pioneers 8-6 and 8-2 as they’ve now dropped four of the last five games.
It’s the only games played in Gering, Nebraska for the Trappers this season but the pitching and offense couldn’t keep up with the now 11-1 and 32-8 overall Western Nebraska Pioneers. In game one, the Trappers did comeback from a 5-1 deficit to momentarily tie the game up before the Pioneers added a run in the bottom of the fifth and two more in the sixth inning to claim the first game. Nate Morris took the loss on the mound as he gave up two runs in an inning and two thirds. Both teams contributed seven hits in the lineup including Zane Phelps’ eighth home run of the season.
Game two wasn’t as close although the Trappers did jump out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a Phelps RBI single, but that was just about all the Trappers had in the tank for the night as they fell behind 7-1 after four innings giving up four runs in the fourth. Kyle Nordby was tagged for the loss as he gave up seven runs in three and two thirds innings with seven hits and eight walks in the ballgame.
Now, the script is flipped as the Pierre Trappers will host the Western Nebraska Pioneers tonight in one single game for the Pioneers here at Hyde Stadium. First pitch is at 7:05 on Capital City Rock and capitalcityrock.com.