2018-19 WNCC Baseball News

  • WNCC baseball takes two of three from Southeast
    March 25, 2019
    BEATRICE, Neb. – The Western Nebraska Community College and Southeast Community College baseball teams hooked up in a thrilling Empire Conference 3-game series Sunday and Monday. After the two teams split games on Sunday, WNCC captured Monday’s 9-inning game 5-3 in 10 innings. Sunday’s action Southeast get a walk-off ninth-inning single for the 3-2 win. The second game on Sunday saw Brevin Owen get a sixth-inning 2-run home run to lift the Cougars to a 4-1 win.
  • WNCC baseball splits with Southeast
    March 24, 2019
    BEATRICE, Neb. – The Western Nebraska Community College and Southeast Community College baseball teams hooked up in a thrilling Empire Conference doubleheader Sunday with each team grabbing one win. In the opener, Southeast had a walk-off ninth-inning 3-2 win. The second game saw Brevin Owen get a sixth-inning 2-run home run to lift the Cougars to a 4-1 win.
  • Fritsch hits a grand slam, powers WNCC to win over NJC
    March 20, 2019
    STERLING, Colo. – Dermot Fritsch hit two home runs including a grand slam to power the Western Nebraska Community College baseball team to a 10-8 Empire Conference win over Northeastern Junior College Wednesday afternoon in Sterling, Colorado. WNCC couldn’t get the doubleheader sweep as NJC shut down the Cougar offense in recording a 3-2 second-game win. WNCC moves to 7-15 on the year and 4-4 in Empire Conference action.
  • WNCC baseball falls 5-2 to Mesa
    March 17, 2019
    MESA, Ariz. - The Western Nebraska Community College baseball team out-hit Mesa Community College in a 5-2 setback on Saturday in Mesa, Arizona It marked the final game of the Cougars' six-game spring break Arizona road swing. WNCC finished 0-6 on the trip and dropped to 6-14 overall.
  • WNCC baseball team blanked by Phoenix College
    March 16, 2019
    PHOENIX, Ariz. - The Western Nebraska Community College baseball team is still seeking its first win of this week's Spring Break road trip after dropping a 5-0 decision to Phoenix College on Friday in Phoenix, Arizona. WNCC is now 0-5 on the swing. The Cougars, who are now 6-13 overall, will close out the trip on Saturday against Mesa Community College.
  • WNCC baseball drops two games Thursday.
    March 15, 2019
    PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Western Nebraska Community College baseball team played a pair of 9-ining games Thursday and competed hard, but came up short in both games. In the first game, WNCC scored five, second-inning runs, but the Cougars allowed GateWay Community College to score six runs in the second to register the 11-5 win. Game two against Phoenix College Thursday night saw WNCC outhit Phoenix 7-4, but Phoenix won the scoreboard 3-1 over the Cougars.
  • WNCC baseball falls twice to South Mountain
    March 13, 2019
                     PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Western Nebraska Community College baseball team dropped a pair of games to South Mountain Community College Wednesday afternoon in Phoenix.                 WNCC and South Mountain hooked up in a dandy in the first game before South Mountain pulled out the 6-4 win. The second contest was all South Mountain with the 18-1 win.
  • WNCC baseball takes two from Trinidad State
    March 10, 2019
                     TRINIDAD, Colo. – The Western Nebraska Community College baseball team took two of three games from Trinidad State Junior College this weekend in Empire Conference action.                 On Saturday, the Cougars scored five runs in the seventh and eighth inning and then Mitch Mullen slammed the door shut in giving the Cougars the 6-5 win over the defending Region IX champions.                 Sunday’s action saw a split in two different games. The first game saw Harrison Yates rip a grand slam and WNCC scored seven times in the fifth in rolling to the 10-3 win. The second game saw Trinidad score eight first-inning runs and never looked back for the 11-3 win.
  • WNCC baseball splits with Lamar
    March 02, 2019
                    AMARILLO, Texas – The Western Nebraska Community College baseball team opened Empire Conference play with a split of Lamar Community College in Amarillo, Texas, Friday afternoon.                 The Cougars and Lamar were slated to play in Lamar, Colorado, but because of snow, the game got moved to the Texas Panhandle. WNCC head coach Mike Jones said they had a good outing on the mound and in the field.                 WNCC was in both games. The first game was a pitcher’s battle with Zach Berg tossing a 2-hitter, but surrendered a first-inning solo home to give Lamar the 1-0 win. The second game saw WNCC get 120 hits to pick up the 9-4 conference win.
  • WNCC baseball falls to Lamar 8-3
    March 02, 2019
                    CANYON, Texas – The Western Nebraska Community College baseball team gave up four late runs to drop an 8-3, 9-inning Empire Conference game to Lamar Community College in Canyon, Texas Saturday afternoon.                 WNCC moves to 4-7 on the season and 1-2 in conference. The Cougars are slated to travel to Northeastern Junior College on Wednesday for a doubleheader, weather pending. After Wednesday, WNCC will take on Trinidad State Junior College Saturday and Sunday in conference action before beginning their Spring Break trip in Arizona.
  • WNCC baseball captures two, one-run wins over Miles
    February 17, 2019
    LAJUNTA, Colo. – The Western Nebraska Community College baseball team registered two, one-run wins in taking a doubleheader from Miles Community College on Saturday in LaJunta, Colorado. The opener saw Luis Alcantara get a bases loaded walk-off single to score the winning run to give the Cougars the 6-5 win. The second game saw WNCC score four early runs and then hold on for the 5-4 win.
  • WNCC baseball splits with Miles
    February 16, 2019
                    LAJUNTA, Colo. – The Western Nebraska Community College baseball team split a doubleheader with Miles Community College Friday afternoon in LaJunta, Colorado.                 The first game saw Zach Berg and Garrett Declue toss a combined one-hitter in helping the Cougars capture the 5-3 win. The second game saw Miles score eight runs in the fourth inning to earn the 9-5 win.                 Both squads will be back in action Saturday for another doubleheader in LaJunta, Colorado.
  • WNCC baseball fall In high-scoring games
    February 11, 2019
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Western Nebraska Community College baseball team had plenty of offense on Sunday, but Garden City Community College had just a little bit more in registering the doubleheader sweep over WNCC Sunday afternoon in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The first game saw WNCC jump to a 4-2 lead only to watch Garden City score seven times in the fourth for an 11-4 win. The second game saw the two squads combine for 20 run and 22 hits while Garden City scored seven times in the sixth to register the 12-8 win.
  • WNCC baseball falls to Garden City
    February 09, 2019
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Western Nebraska Community College baseball team had a couple close games with Garden City Community College to open the season, but dropped both contests Saturday afternoon in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The first game was a pitcher’s dual that saw Garden City score once in the first inning and then hold on for the 1-0 win. The second contest saw Garden City score five times in the third inning to register the 7-2 win.
  • WNCC baseball opens season this weekend in Colorado
    February 08, 2019
                    February weather is unpredictable and the recent cold has changed the plans for the Western Nebraska Community College baseball team’s opening season games this weekend.                 The Cougars will still open up against Garden City Community College on Saturday and Sunday, but the location has been moved to Falcon High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, because of the weather. Start time for both days of the doubleheader is slated for 11 a.m.                 Even with the change in venue, there is plenty of optimism for the Cougar team this season. WNCC returns 10 players that saw action last season and they have plenty of newcomers that look to make an impact.
  • WNCC’s Kolb inks with University of Mary
    January 30, 2019
                    When Nate Kolb came to Western Nebraska Community College, he came here to get better as a baseball player.                 He accomplished that feat and more. Now, after this season with the Cougar baseball team, Kolb will take his talents to the University of Mary in North Dakota to continue his baseball playing after signing with the Marauders.                 “I was really intrigued with the coaching staff they are bringing in there and the program they are starting to develop and what they are trying to accomplish there,” Kolb, of Cloverdale, British Columbia, said. “They are turning their program around and that is what really attracted me the most.”
  • WNCC holding hitting, pitching leagues
    January 08, 2019
                    The Western Nebraska Community College baseball team will be holding hitting and pitching leagues for the area youth baseball players beginning in January.                 Both leagues will run for five weeks on Monday nights. Cost for the leagues is $50 per participant.
  • Scottsbluff’s Baez inks with WNCC baseball
    December 04, 2018
                    Harold Baez came to Scottsbluff from Miami to play baseball and to get an education.                 Baez’ dedication to the game of baseball has led him to sign to play baseball for the Cougars of Western Nebraska Community College Tuesday afternoon.                 “I choose to become a Cougar because I feel like I have a lot of people here supporting me, people that care,” the Scottsbluff High senior said. “I just like the environment and it is something I want to be a part of.”
  • WNCC baseball players Parker, Berg ink with Ft. Hays State College
    November 19, 2018
    Western Nebraska Community College baseball players Hunter Parker and Zach Berg will be taking their baseball talents to the next level when they leave WNCC after signing with Ft. Hays State College last week. The pitchers have known and played with each other for a long time and they said it was fitting that they go to the same college to play baseball next year. “Me and Zach have been teammates since early high school, sophomore year,” Parker, an Eaglecrest High in Centennial, Colorado, said. “It means a lot that we have been sticking together the last couple years and in the future.”