Briefs: Sports Mesa Baseball April 27, 2009

College Baseball

• Second-ranked Mesa State College will probably take a hit in the national rankings this week after splitting a weekend series with New Mexico Highlands. The Mavericks (37-9, 27-6 RMAC) lost 11-10 Sunday, their fourth loss in the past seven games.
Andy Williams allowed nine runs in 6.2 innings, but reliever Scott Bachman took the loss, his first of the season, when he failed to get an out when he came in for Williams in the seventh inning.
Bachman faced three batters, hitting two, threw a wild pitch and walked the other man he faced. All three batters he faced scored, two of them on a single by Kyle Falvey off the Mavs’ third pitcher of the inning, Aaron Guinn.
The four-run seventh inning gave the Cowboys (33-16, 23-10 RMAC) an 11-8 lead. Matt Bodenchuk got three of the runs back in the top of the eight on a three-run home run. Bodenchuck also doubled in the game and drove in six of the Mavs’ 10 runs. Mike Provencher went 4 for 4 and scored three times.
Senior center fielder Justin Little stole two bases, tying the Mesa State career record of 64, set by Randall Holliness (1990-93).


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