Briefs: Mesa State Sports Roundup Sports April 04, 2009
• Mesa baseball team ups win streak to 12
Mesa State College ran its winning streak to 12 games Friday, sweeping an RMAC baseball doubleheader 7-3 and 6-4 at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.
The Mavericks (30-5, 20-2 RMAC) needed 10 innings to pull away from the Lopers in the first game, scoring five runs in the top of the 10th on six hits and an error.
Kevin Becker, who went 3 for 6 in the doubleheader, singled to lead off the 10th and advanced on an error. With one out and Becker on third after a stolen base, Grant Vickers beat out an infield single, scoring Becker.
Craig Lanzarotti and Marty Rover hit back-to-back doubles, with Rover’s driving in two runs, and Chris Cassell’s base hit scored Rover. Cassell scored on a wild pitch.
Scott Bachman, who picked up the win in relief of Brent Lamaster, allowed a two-out RBI double in the 10th.
Mesa State took a 4-0 lead in the second game before the Lopers rallied.
Kearney (11-24, 8-14) pulled to within 4-3 in the sixth inning but the Mavs scored one run in the sixth and another in the seventh. They just missed breaking the game open, leaving the bases loaded in the seventh.
Kearney, which has lost eight in a row, loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh with no outs, but reliever Aaron Guinn induced a double play, allowing one run, then got a fly ball to right.
The teams will play a doubleheader today, weather permitting.
• Mesa State defeated Montana State-Billings in both a men’s and women’s dual but split against Colorado State University-Pueblo.
The Maverick men swept Billings 9-0 and the women won 6-3.
Only one of the men’s matches went three sets, with Will Kellar rallying to defeat Geoff Fehr 2-6, 6-1, 10-6.
With the team score knotted at 3-3, twins Kaitlan and Kelleen Sera won their singles matches at No. 4 and 5, respectively, to clinch the victory.
Against CSU-Pueblo, the Maverick women won 8-1 and the men lost 8-1. The women won eight matches in straight sets.
TRACK & FIELD
• Deb Vigil and Jessica Smith placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 800-meter run in the Spank Blasing Invitational in Pueblo, the Mavericks’ highest individual finishes.
Brandy Deimling was sixth in the 100 meters and eighth in the 200.
Taide Marquez was eighth in the 400 meters and Esmeralda Martinez-Ramos seventh in the 1,500 meters. Kelsey Follet was seventh in the 5,000 meters, Amber Haberman sixth in the 100 hurdles and Andrea Ager fifth in the 400 hurdles.