Colorado Mesa splits doubleheader with Dixie State
Four Colorado Mesa pitchers combined to pitch a one-hit shutout to help the Mavericks split a non-conference doubleheader against Dixie State College on Tuesday in St. George, Utah.
The Mavericks (12-6) defeated Dixie State 4-0 in the second game. The Red Storm (12-6) won the first game 6-1.
Regular starters Nolan Snell, Jared Christensen (4-1) and Dylan Evans didn’t allow a hit in six innings of work. Dakota Behr gave up a single to right field in the seventh.
Snell was selected the RMAC pitcher of the week for the second consecutive week.
The junior from Albuquerque pitched a complete game in a 5-3 victory over CSU-Pueblo on Friday. He allowed two earned runs on six hits, two walks and struck out 11.
Tim Fowler provided all the offense they needed with a two-run home run in the fourth. Mesa added two runs in the fifth. One on an error the second on a Jake Kluge single through the right side.
Senior left-hander Tim Moore (1-1) gave up four earned runs on nine hits in four innings in his first start this season.
The Red Storm scored three runs in the fourth to take a 4-1 lead.
Mesa catcher Colton Schoelkopf hit a solo home run in the top of the fourth. The Mavs left nine runners on base.
The Mesa women (9-5) went 4-1 through last weekend, defeating St. Cloud State (Minn.) University (9-0), Winona State (Minn.) University (6-3), Glendale (Ariz.) Community College (9-0) and Mesa (Ariz.) Community College (9-0). Grand Canyon (Ariz.) defeated the Mavs 9-0.
The Mesa men (4-6) split a pair of duals, defeating junior colleges Glendale Community College and Mesa Community College. The Mavs lost to Grand Canyon 9-0 and St. Cloud State 5-4.
Colorado Mesa scored three goals with a man advantage in a 7-4 victory over the University of Tampa in Tampa, Fla.
The Mavericks (2-1), who led 3-1 at halftime, scored the first three goals of the second half for a 6-1 lead.
Daniel Caddoo led the Mavericks with three goals, including two with a man advantage. Kyle Wollenhaupt scored two goals and had two assists.
Mesa goalie Brad Brandenburg had 17 saves.
Mesa was 3 for 7 in extra-man opportunities. Tampa (6-2) was 0 for 8.
Women: Colorado Mesa scored the first four goals and built a five-goal lead en route to a 12-7 victory over Urbana (Ohio) University in Urbana.
Both programs are in their second year.
Urbana (0-5) cut the lead to three early in the second half, but the Mavericks (2-4) scored five consecutive goals to pull away.
Amanda Simon scored three goals and had two assists to lead the Mavericks. Allie Henderson had three goals. Rachel Sutton and Tayler Lansdown had two each.
Three Colorado Mesa wrestlers were selected to the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic team.
The Mavericks’ 3.204 team GPA ranks 13th in the nation. It is the second consecutive year Mesa ranked in the top 20. The University of Mary won the academic national title with a 3.334 GPA.
Mesa national qualifier Jon Gappmaier made the first team with a 3.50 GPA in business administration. The 157-pound junior finished the season 30-10. Tyler Nelson made the second team with a 3.62 GPA in math education. The 133-pounder placed in the top six in regionals and finished 18-13. Trevor Donarski received honorable mention with a 3.49 GPA in Kinesiology.
For a student-athlete to be nominated for the NWCA All-Academic team, they must have a 3.0 GPA, be a starter or key reserve and completed two semesters at their current institution.