The 16th ranked Salt Lake Community College baseball team fell to Glendale College 5-3 on the road in Phoenix, Arizona last Wednesdsay. Salt Lake jumped out to an early 3-2 lead but costly runs in the 6th and 8th inning by Glendale led to the loss. Kennedy Kinkade led Salt Lake offensively, going 3 for 4 at the plate and Matt Medina connected on a triple with an RBI.
The Bruins scored 22 runs over 14 innings in a double header sweep of Phoenix College 11-5 and 11-1 on Thursday. The pitching staff combined to strike out 24 Phoenix batters over the two games. The two wins moved Salt Lake’s record to 9-2 overall heading into conference play.
AJ Carman got the game one win throwing five innings with five strikeouts. Offensively the Bruins collected 13 hits with Braden Anderson going 2 for 2 with a double, Kennedy Kinkade was 2 for 2 with an RBI double and Bryan Heward went 2 for 4 with three RBI’s.
In game two the SLCC pitching staff collected a season high 19 strikeouts. Rhett Parkinson struck out 11 batters over four innings of work; Mike Springer struck out five over two innings and Aaron Robbs completed the game with two innings of work and three K’s. Kinkade picked up his second double of the day going 2 for 4, Tyson Popoff was 3 for 4 and Zack Jones was 2 for 2.
The #2 Salt Lake Community College softball team faltered against Southern Idaho Friday, losing game one of a doubleheader 5-3. The second game of the day was tied at 5-5 but was suspended due to light in the 10th inning.
Ariel Zimmerman took the game one loss allowing four earned runs over seven innings of work with nine strikeouts. Meagan Nielson was 2 for 3 with a solo home run and Lauren Miller was 2 for 2.
The team fought back after dropping the first two games of the series to split the four games two apiece. Salt Lake took games three and four in dramatic fashion with a walk off single to win game one. The split of the series takes Salt Lake’s record to 18-5 overall and 9-3 in conference play.
The Bruins began the day finishing off game two that was suspended due to darkness. Southern Idaho pushed three runs across the plate in the 10th inning which proved to be too much for the Bruins. Salt Lake had the tying and winning runs on second and third when the final out was made. Starlee Hutchings was 2 for 3 with two RBI’s and Maddy Woodard blasted a three run home run to tie the game in the fifth.
In game three the Bruins fell down 4-2 early but fought back to tie the game in the sixth leading to Savanah Webster’s walk off single in the seventh. Webster went 3 for 4 in the game with a double and the winning RBI. Lauren Miller was 2 for 3 with a double and Hutchings was 1 for 3 with an RBI. Kylee Colvin got the win striking out four batters.
In the final game it was Salt Lake that took the early lead jumping to a 3-0 lead. Southern Idaho cut the lead to 3-2 in the fifth before Salt Lake extended the lead to 4-2. MaCauley Flint got the win going seven innings with six strikeouts. Webster was 2 for 3 with an RBI, Malia Campos was 2 for 4 and Lyndsey Healey went 1 for 2 with a run batted in.
The Salt Lake Community College Men’s basketball team struggled to shoot the ball in a 61-54 loss to North Idaho last Thursday. The Bruins shot just 26% from the field. Darian Cartharn led Salt Lake with 15 points on 6 of 10 shooting followed by Skyler Halford with 12 points on 4 of 14 shooting. Jordan Rex and Gabe Kindred each added eight points in the loss.
The woes continued as the team was plagued with foul trouble in a 73-87 loss at Southern Idaho on Saturday. The Bruins were unable to generate consistent offense with the foul issues. The loss took Salt Lake’s record to 20-7 overall and 7-5 in conference play.
Skyler Halford scored a team high 20 points on 8 of 11 shooting from the field followed by Gabe Kindred with 12 points. Jayson Chessman was unstoppable below the basket scoring 12 points on 6 of 8 shooting but foul issues kept Chessman in and out of the game.
The Bruins return home for their final home games of the season nest weekend as they prepare for the Region 18 tournament hosted at Salt Lake Community College on March 8-10.
The SLCC women’s basketball team fell on the road 40-49 to North Idaho last Thursdsay. The Bruins were outrebounded 41-33 in the game.
The Bruins held a 16-13 halftime lead over North Idaho but 19 offensive rebounds and three point shooting allowed North Idaho to surge ahead. The Bruins were led by Sofia Hepworth and Diamond Marchand with 11 points apiece.
Thirty costly turnovers by SLCC resulted in a 57-61 loss for Salt Lake on Saturday at Southern Idaho. The Bruins were down two points at halftime and shot 47% in the game but were unable to take the win. The loss drops Salt Lake’s record to 5-7 in SWAC play and 14-11 overall.
Sofia Hepworth and Fawn Brady led Salt Lake offensively. Brady finished with a double-double scoring 14 points with a team high 11 rebounds while Hepworth scored a team high 15 points.
The Bruins (14-11, 5-7 SWAC) return home for their final home games of the season next weekend as they prepare for the Region 18 tournament hosted at Salt Lake Community College on March 8-10.