Garden City Community College’s baseball team is officially off to a good start. After winning three of four in the season-opening series, the Broncbusters swept Western Nebraska in a “home series” over the weekend.
Due to recent inclement weather in Garden City, the Busters had to move the weekend series to Vista Ridge (Colo.) High School. The change in venue made do difference to the now 7-1 Busters.
The opening 1-0 win was highlighted by a dominant start from Eric Heiman, who went six scoreless innings, striking out five, allowing three hits and three walks. Steve Ramos closed out the win with a scoreless seventh, walking just one. The Busters got their one run on Corbin Truslow’s first-inning RBI single, after Sean Klein had tripled.
Saturday’s nightcap was won thanks in large part to Brock Johnson’s bases clearing triple in the five-run third inning, en route to the Busters’ 7-2 win.
The offense just got better in the first game Sunday, when the Busters racked up 10 hits to lead the Busters to the 11-4 win. Brenden Andersen went 3 for 4 with three RBIs to spark the attack.
Finally, in the nightcap, the Busters rallied for seven runs in the sixth inning to win 12-8. The rally was capped by Grant Lathrop’s pinch-hit, three-run double.
The Busters host Lamar, Colo., for one game on Tuesday at 1 p.m., before hitting the road for four games in Albuquerque, N.M., where they will play New Mexico Military Institue and Lamar on Feb. 16, and then New Mexico Junior College and Trinidad State on Sunday.