Colorado Mesa falls to Concordia St. Paul
After a 2-0 start, the Colorado Mesa University softball team dropped its final two games of the RMAC-Northern Sun Crossover in Pueblo, including an 11-2 loss Sunday to Concordia St. Paul.
The Mavericks managed only four hits, but took a 2-0 lead after two innings. Courtney Maihi singled home a run in the first and Lisa Pille led off the second with a double, stole third and scored on Shannon McClenahan’s sacrifice fly to center.
However, Maihi gave up one run in the third and six in the fourth and the Mavericks had only one hit the rest of the game.
Maihi (0-2) threw 5 1/3 innings, allowing 10 runs on seven hits. She walked seven and struck out four. Ashley Pulido allowed one run on one hit in two-thirds of an inning.
Ashley Kluever of Concordia St. Paul allowed three hits in 4 1/3 innings for the win.
Colorado Mesa’s Nordic ski team wrapped up its regular season Sunday in the Cowboy Chase in Laramie, Wyo.
In the classic pursuit, Brooke Bosman was fourth, putting her third in the overall standings for the event. She finished the season ranked third in the conference standings, with freshman Kacie McCleary ranked fifth.
Courtney Berg placed 14th, Ann Carlin 15th and Michelle Peterson 17th, with all five Mavericks qualifying for nationals March 6-10 in Maine.
Tre Anastasia and Duncan Koehn finished eighth and ninth, respectively, in the men’s classic pursuit and will compete at nationals along with Dustin Wanstrath, who skipped the Wyoming meet with an illness. Anastasia is ranked sixth in the Rocky Mountain Conference, Koehn eighth and Wanstrath 10th.