Carpenter, Fackrell earn awards

Colorado Mesa University swept the weekly RMAC baseball honors after splitting a four-game series last weekend at New Mexico Highlands between the division leaders.

Garrett Carpenter, a junior from Bellflower, Calif., was selected the pitcher of the week after throwing eight innings in the series finale and allowing two base runners through the first seven innings. The Mavericks won that game 11-3 to earn the series split. He struck out five and didn’t walk a batter.

Dustin Fackrell, a senior first baseman from Taylorsville, Utah, went 10 for 17, had four hits in the first and fourth games of the series and had at least one hit in every game to be selected player of the week.

He scored at least once in every game and drove in five runs. Fackrell had 28 putouts and two assists at first and didn’t commit an error.

The Mavericks (21-9, 15-5 RMAC) are home Thursday through Saturday against Nebraska-Kearney at Canyon View Park.

College Golf

Brandon Bingaman shot the lowest round of the tournament Tuesday, a third-round 69, to move up from a tie for 36th place after two rounds to a tie for 15th in the Skyhawk Desert Shootout in Palm Desert, Calif.

Colorado Mesa University finished fourth in the 11-team tournament hosted by Fort Lewis College, led by Eric Farmer, who tied for 11th with a three-round total of 232. Bingaman came in at 233 and Ryan Church tied for 26th at 237. The Mavs carded a 930 team score, with CU-Colorado Springs winning at 914.

The Mesa women’s team placed 14th in the Grand Canyon Invitational at Wigwam Golf Course in Litchfield, Ariz., with a two-round team score of 660.

Afton Balling tied for 37th overall with a second-round 76, putting her at 161. Jessica Berve tied for 42nd at 162.

College Lacrosse

McKendree (Ill.) University is joining the women’s Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association, which includes Colorado Mesa University, next spring.

The Bearcats are adding a program and will join the WILA and expand women’s membership to six teams.

The women’s WILA teams will play a 10-game conference schedule, with a home-and-home series, with the four Colorado teams (Colorado Mesa, Adams State, Fort Lewis, Regis) playing both McKendree and Lindenwood (Mo.) University on the same road trip.


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