Mesa takes two from Orediggers
Mavs explode for 18 hits in each game
Colorado Mesa University lit up Colorado School of Mines pitching for 18 hits in each game as the Mavericks swept a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball doubleheader Saturday in Golden.
The Mavericks fell behind 5-4 in the first game when the Orediggers scored five runs in the bottom of the third inning, but Mesa scored seven runs over the final three innings to win 11-6.
Pitcher Cody Lahman picked up the win with 4 1/3 innings of relief, limiting Mines to one run on no hits after he took over for starter Matt Williams with two outs in the third.
Nate Robertson and Colton Schoelkopf led the Mavericks with three hits apiece, and Justin Rosales hit a two-run home run in Mesa’s two-run sixth inning.
The Mavericks scored 10 runs in the third inning for an 11-0 lead as they routed the Orediggers 17-1 in the nightcap.
Joey Danner shut out Colorado Mines (5-12, 2-7) on five hits and one walk through six innings, then yielded to reliever Dustin Robirtis, who surrendered the Orediggers’ lone run in the seventh. Danner struck out nine batters.
Schoelkopf was joined by Jordan Moore-Leister with three hits for Mesa.
The two teams will conclude their four-game series with a game today at noon. The Mavericks (15-4, 9-0) are going for a sweep.
Pitchers Jessica Severinsen and Courtney Shreves each notched wins as Colorado Mesa swept Fort Lewis College 7-2, 13-2.
Severinsen and Makayla Kovac hit back-to-back solo home runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to highlight the Mavericks’ 11-hit attack in the opener.
Severinsen allowed two runs on three hits in the third inning but stranded three base runners to avoid further damage as the Skyhawks took a 2-0 lead. She blanked Fort Lewis on three hits in the other six frames as she ran her record to 8-1.
Colorado Mesa jumped on Fort Lewis (5-12, 3-9) early in the second game, scoring six runs in the second inning and five runs in the third for a 13-1 lead.
Brooke Ortale went 3 for 3 with a home run and four RBI for the Mavericks (11-6-1, 9-2-1). Ortale hit a two-run home run in the first inning and a two-run double in the third inning.
The Colorado Mesa men’s tennis team split a pair of duals in Pueblo. The Mavericks swept the six singles matches in defeating Sonoma State University 8-1, but they managed only one singles win, Jordan Lyden at No. 1, in losing 6-3 to Bethany (Kan.) College.
Mesa also got wins from Lyden and Spencer Weinberg at No. 1 doubles and Brason Hollabaugh and Trevor Brown at No. 3 doubles against Bethany.
St. Michael’s (Vt.) College took an 8-3 lead at the half and went on to defeat Colorado Mesa 18-11 in Davenport, Fla.
Allie Henderson, Lexie Chavez and Ashley Eickhoff each scored three goals for the Mavericks, who were outshot 38-20. CMU dropped to 1-4.