Club baseball drops series to EWU
The Idaho club baseball team fell to Eastern Washington in three straight games over theÂ weekend in Moscow.
The Vandals (1-11) scored 12 runs throughout the weekend, but came up short in all three meetings with the Eagles.
Eastern Washington (8-4) scored six runs in the first game to claim a 6-2 victory over Idaho.
The Vandals responded with nine runs in the second game, but Eastern Washington exploded offensively late in the matchup to clinch a 14-9 victory.
The Eagles held the Vandals to one run in the final game of the series to complete the sweep with an 8-1 win.
The Vandals currently trail Montana (1-8) by one and a half games in the conference standings, while Eastern Washington remains in third. The Eagles trailÂ Gonzaga by a game and a half in the Northern Pacific North Conference standings.
Western Washington sits atop the conference rankings with a 10-5 record.
Idaho will travel to Washington State this weekend to face the Cougars in a three-game series, while the Eagles will travel to Spokane to face conference leader Gonzaga.
Football wraps up third practice week
The Vandal football program concluded its third week of practice with team activities Friday at the Kibbie Dome.
Idaho head coach Paul Petrino said the team worked primarily on its two-minute drill and third down scenarios.
â€œIt was really like a situational practice,â€ Idaho head coach Paul Petrino said. â€œThere were some things that we did a really good job of, and there were some things on both sides of the ball that weâ€™ve got to get better at.â€
Petrino said he is impressed by what he has seen from the Vandal receiving core.
â€œWeâ€™ve got a chance to be pretty darn good at receiver,â€ he said. â€œYou look at it, and thatâ€™s without Trent (Cowan) or Deon (Watson) out there. So that makes things even more deeper and tougher.â€
The Idaho head coach said he has not had difficult incorporating the various receiving options into offensive schemes.
â€œAny time you think you have too many of them, two of them get dinged up and then you donâ€™t have enough,â€ Petrino said. â€œRight now itâ€™s a great thing, we can always stay fresh and they can always rotate.â€
The Vandal football team will host its annual Silver and Gold Scrimmage at 7 p.m. Friday in the Kibbie Dome.