Home, sweet home

In first season-opening home game since 2005, Mavs hold on to top Dixie

Colorado Mesa’s Tony Audino, 5, slides into home plate Friday as teammate Austin Kaiser urges him to get down in the first inning of the Mavs’ 9-8 victory over Ty Johnson and Dixie State at Suplizio Field. A five-run first inning helped Mesa take an early lead and the Mavs hung on to win their first season-opening home game since 2005.



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Colorado Mesa’s Tony Audino, 5, slides into home plate Friday as teammate Austin Kaiser urges him to get down in the first inning of the Mavs’ 9-8 victory over Ty Johnson and Dixie State at Suplizio Field. A five-run first inning helped Mesa take an early lead and the Mavs hung on to win their first season-opening home game since 2005.

Opening the season at home was so odd, Colorado Mesa baseball coach Chris Hanks wasn’t sure what to think. The 16th-ranked Mavericks scored early and held on for a 9-8 victory over…




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