Corwin’s bat, Snell’s arm help Mavs top Mines, extend winning streak
Colorado Mesa University overcame an improved Colorado School of Mines baseball team to run its winning streak to nine games.
Mitch Corwin had two triples among his three hits and drove in four runs to lead the Mavericks to an 11-4 victory over the Orediggers on Friday at Jim Darden Field in Golden.
“Mines is a feisty group,” CMU coach Chris Hanks said “They are certainly not a pushover. They were tough early.”
Mines took a 2-0 lead into the fifth inning when Mesa responded.
Corwin had a three-run triple in the fifth inning to give the Mavericks a 4-2 lead.
The Mavs (13-4, 7-0 RMAC) added five runs in the sixth.
Justin Rosales had a run-scoring double, stole third and scored on a throwing error. Garrett Carpenter followed with a two-run double and scored on Corwin’s RBI triple for a 9-3 lead.
“He had a slow start to the year but had a nice day today,” Hanks said of Corwin.
Nolan Snell limited Mines (5-10, 2-5 RMAC) to three runs on seven hits in seven innings. The senior (3-1) had eight strikeouts and three walks.
“He was tough,” Hanks said.
Mesa plays Mines in a doubleheader at 1 p.m. today.
Michelle Stripp finished second to lead Colorado Mesa to second place in the Montana State University-Billings Yellowjacket Spring Invitational at Pryor Creek Golf Course in Billings, Mont.
Stripp shot 77 in the second round to finish with a two-round total of 157 strokes. She was two shots behind medalist Brandi Holmes of Black Hills State University with a score of 155.
The Mavericks shaved eight strokes off their first-round score but still took second with a score of 672. They were 24 shots behind Montana State-Billings with a score of 648.
Mesa freshman Torrie Sauer was 10th with 169. Zoe Woodworth tied for 12th with 171.
Jordan Lyden and Spencer Weinberg combined to pick up three wins, but it wasn’t enough for the Mavericks.
Grand Canyon (Ariz.) University defeated Mesa 6-3 in a nonconference men’s tennis dual Friday in Pueblo.
Lyden and Weinberg teamed up to get the first win, 8-4, at No. 1 doubles, then followed with wins in singles.
Lyden defeated Felix Schueller 4-6, 7-5, (10-5) at No. 1 singles. Weinberg defeated Yann Kaelin 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) at No. 2 singles.