The Coyote baseball team split their double header against the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos on Sat. Feb. 16.
The Broncos and the Coyotes were both undefeated before stepping onto the field to compete against one another.
The Coyotes were unable to defeat the Broncos during game one with a final score of 6-11.
Coyote infielder Jake Pilkerton scored the first run of the day when infielder Billy Hamilton advanced to third on a steal.
The Broncos answered, scoring three runs in the second inning after their outfielder David Walter was caught stealing, advancing Trevor Magno to home plate.
After the Broncos scored the three runs, the Coyotes were playing catch up for the rest of the game.
During the third inning the Coyotes were able to score one run after first basemen Richard Mount singled to the left side causing outfielder Remington Miller to score.
Later, during the fourth, the Broncos increased their lead on a single by Magno bringing in two more runners, making the score 5-2.
The Coyotes kept it a close game scoring two more runs in the fifth off of two singles by catcher Stratton Kim and shortstop Christian Gomez.
The Broncos will not let down their guard and responded scoring another run when Walter singled to left center bringing home outfielder Joseph Eusebio.
After the fifth inning the score stood at 4-6 favoring the Broncos. Determined to win the Coyotes scored another two runs in the sixth that tied the game.
The Broncos scored another three runs during the sixth and held the Coyotes at six runs for the rest of the game.
The game concluded with a final score of 6-11 favoring the Broncos.
The Coyotes regrouped and headed back on the field for game two looking to redeem themselves.
They meant business as they scored four runs in the first with outfielder Aaron Beckley scoring the first run of the game on a passed ball.
The second inning held the most action with a total of seven runs, four for the Coyotes and three for the Broncos.
Coyote infielders Curtis Cassise and Pilkerton both hit doubles in the second bringing home runners Beckly and Trevor McMaster.
At the bottom of the second the Broncos were able to score three runs making the score 8-3 in the Coyotes favor.
Neither teams were able to reach home plate until the bottom of the fourth when the Broncos scored twice.
Furthermore, the Coyotes did not reach home until the seventh, when they added three more runs, making the overall score 11-6.
At the top of the seventh Coyote outfielder Joe Silvas hit a single bringing home Pilkerton and McMaster.
While Silvas reached second on a wild pitch causing outfielder Michael Castillo to score.
The Broncos began to rally at the bottom of the fourth but fell short after scoring four runs making the final score 11-10.
“Double headers test the heart and will of a team,” said assistant team volunteer Justin Roberson.
Roberson volunteers his time and works with the Coyotes to improve their form and precision on the field.
According to Roberson double headers cause players to become fatigued which then causes the coaching staff to use less experienced players.
After all was said and done these powerhouse teams put on quite a show.
After their series against the Broncos the Coyotes suffered their first losses of the season and walked away with their current season standing of 7-2.