Mavericks stretch win streak to eight games with sweep of Christian
Colorado Mesa University’s baseball team put up 17 runs on 22 hits Friday to sweep an RMAC doubleheader against Colorado Christian.
The No. 21 Mavericks defeated Colorado Christian 8-3 and 9-1 at All-Star Park in Lakewood. Colorado Mesa (27-9, 21-5 RMAC) has won eight consecutive games and 16 of its past 19.
Nolan Snell (7-1) limited the Cougars (8-28, 5-21) to three runs on seven hits in seven innings in the first game. Snell struck out eight and walked three. Tim Moore allowed one walk in two innings of relief.
Mesa took a 5-1 lead through two innings. Colorado Christian scored two in the seventh to get within three, but the Mavs added two more in the eighth.
Jeff Popick, who was selected the national player of the week by D2baseballnews.com, was 2 for 5 with a home run and two RBI.
Colton Little was 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI and Justin Rosales was 2 for 2 and scored twice.
Jared Christensen (8-2) pitched a complete game for the win in the second game. He allowed one run on three hits and struck out two in the seven-inning game.
Dustin Fackrell, the Mavs’ 6-foot-8 first baseman, was 4 for 4 with two doubles, three stolen bases and scored three runs.
Austin Kaiser was 2 for 2 with two runs, a double and two RBI. He was 3 for 5 with four RBI in the doubleheader.
The teams play another doubleheader at 11 a.m. today at All-Star Park.
Fort Lewis dominated possession to defeat Colorado Mesa 19-8 in a Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association game.
Ally Kvidera and Abby Kvidera scored seven of the 19 goals for Fort Lewis (6-5, 3-2 WILA).
Lexie Chavez led the Mavericks (3-8, 2-4 WILA) with three goals. Rachael Sutton and Kate Diamond scored two goals each.
Mesa goalie Lauren Wells made 16 saves.
Fort Lewis took 45 shots to Mesa’s 17.
The Colorado Mesa women split a pair of RMAC duals, but the men lost twice in Pueblo.
The women (15-8, 4-1 RMAC) defeated Montana State-Billings 9-0 but lost 8-1 to Nebraska-Kearney.
Kaitlan Sera won both her singles matches.
Nebraska-Kearney and Mont. State-Billings each defeated the Mesa men (8-14, 1-4 RMAC) 7-2.
Andres Hernandez survived at least three match points against him for a 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 7-6 (11-9) victory over the Lopers at No. 3 singles. Hernandez and Jordan Lyden won at No. 1 doubles.
Mesa No. 1 singles player Brason Hollabaugh defeated the Yellow Jackets’ Mikel Kosich 6-2, 6-1. John Hendrickson and Sterling Inouye won 8-5 at No. 3 doubles.