Corwin’s single lifts Mavs to win over Regis
For 7 1/2 innings Saturday, Regis pitcher Mike McElreath and Colorado Mesa pitcher Jared Christensen matched pitch for pitch, hit for hit.
In the bottom of the eighth, McElreath blinked.
A walk to Justin Rosales, a one-out base hit up the middle by Colton Little and an intentional walk to Braden Box set the Mavericks up perfectly. Mitch Corwin singled to left-center to score the only run in the Mavericks’ 1-0 victory at Canyon View Park.
The Mavericks (18-7, 12-3 RMAC) didn’t let up after that, scoring four runs in the first inning of the second game and stealing a team single-game record 12 bases in a 13-4 rout in the second game to clinch another conference series.
Christensen (6-1) allowed five hits and struck out five in his complete-game victory and didn’t walk a batter. He didn’t allow more than one base hit in any inning and only one base runner advanced past second, in the eighth inning.
Dave Holland singled, took second on a sacrifice bunt and third on a groundout, but was stranded when Bob Terry fouled out.
In the second game, the Mavericks pounded out 15 hits, including Bobby Cozine’s first home run, leading off the fourth inning after Regis (10-13, 5-9) scored four in the top of the inning to tie the game at 4-4.
The home run started off a three-run inning and the Mavs added six runs on eight hits and four stolen bases in the sixth.
Jeff Popick went 2 for 4 with a double, drove in five runs and stole two bases, Box scored three runs and stole three bases, Dustin Fackrell scored twice and stole two bases.
Colorado Mesa is in third place, two strokes off the lead, after the first round of the ThunderWolf Ladies Spring Invitational in Pueblo.
Montana State-Billings and CSU-Pueblo are tied for the lead at 326. The Mavs are third at 328.
Jessica Berve shot a first-round 77 and is third, five strokes behind Kalli Stanhope of Billings. Michelle Stripp is tied for sixth at 82 and Jennifer Hilts tied for ninth at 83.
Colorado Mesa swept four matches in the Denver area, with the men defeating Colorado Christian 9-0 and Colorado School of Mines’ club team 8-1. The women beat Colorado Christian 8-1 and Mines 9-0.
Jon Casson lost 6-4, 6-3 at No. 4 singles to Mines’ Sean Gueck and Kelleen Sera fell to Kara Williams of CCU, 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles.