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March 21, 2013
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WNC softball, baseball teams take on conference leaders

The Western Nevada College softball and baseball teams will have their work cut out for them this weekend as they each welcome the Scenic West Athletic Conference first-place teams.

The WNC softball team, winners of eight of its past 12 home games, hosts the College of Southern Idaho Golden Eagles on Friday and Saturday at Edmonds Sports Complex. Friday’s doubleheader starts at 1 p.m., and the teams will play two on Saturday beginning at noon.

WNC stands in fifth place in the SWAC standings with an 8-15 record. CSI is tied for first place with Salt Lake at 19-1.

Meanwhile, the WNC baseball team will try to continue its upward movement against conference-leading College of Southern of Nevada. WNC brings a four-game SWAC winning streak into the four-game series at John L. Harvey Field.

In third-place (6-6) in the SWAC, WNC will try to close ground on the Coyotes, who are 11-1. Doubleheaders start at noon on Friday and Saturday.

After winning seven of their past eight games, Coach D.J. Whittemore and his Wildcats are looking forward to the challenge of facing the No. 4-ranked team in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association poll.

“We are going to use this weekend as a measuring stick to see where we stack up with the best team in the conference and hopefully prove to ourselves that we can play with them over a four-game series,” Whittemore said.

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Mar 21, 2013 06:00PM Published Mar 21, 2013 06:00PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.