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PIONEERS SPLIT DOUBLEHEADER TO END REGULAR SEASON

Game 1

A seven run second inning by the Cougars put the Pioneers in a big hole early that proved to be too much to overcome. The Pioneers fell to the Cougars 1-11.

Sam Jones was the losing pitcher for the Pioneers. He pitched one inning, giving up six runs on three hits and striking out one.

James Martin led MCC in hits, going 2-for-3 at the plate.

Game 2

It was a close game until the sixth inning, when the Pioneers opened up a five run inning to put the game away. MCC closed out the last series of the regular season with a 7-4 victory.

Beau Thomas started the game on the mound and RJ Nevarez III was the winning pitcher for the Pioneers. He pitched one inning, allowed two run on zero hits and struck out one, Logan DeCock and CJ Canfield came into the game to help close it out in relief.

Kolton Bleggi led the Pioneers with two hits in three at bats. MCC didn’t commit any errors in the field. Steven Reinig had the most chances with eight.

Coach Jeff Brabant is proud of his team, “Today's first game was for our guys who don't get a lot of time. It was important to us to get those guys some time. Game two was for our sophs and to honor them as best we can. Bottom line, we won 15 of our last 18 to get where we are. I'm so proud of our accomplishments and what this team has done. It is pretty remarkable."

The Pioneers will start postseason play on Thursday against Trinidad State Junior College in Trinidad, CO.

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