ERAU Baseball Drops World Series Opener to British Columbia

It was a shaky start for the Embry-Riddle baseball team in its very first NAIA World Series appearance Monday. British Columbia went up 3-0 after the first two innings. Then the Thunderbirds tacked on a couple of more runs in the middle frames.

In the top of the ninth, the Eagles showed they would not go quietly into the night. They loaded the bases with nobody out when Luke Jepsen singled in Kaden Menard for Riddle’s first run of the day. Then with two outs, Gavin Botts got hit by a pitch to bring home Drew Barragan. Miles Murphy tried to keep the rally going, but grounded out to end the game with the Eagles losing 5-2.

Cole Altherr went the distance on the mound for riddle, striking out three.

Embry-Riddle has another game on the docket today in Lewiston, Idaho. They take on Oklahoma City University.