Lucky 13: Mesa extends winning streak with sweep of UCCS
Mesa extends winning streak, sweeps UCCS
The winning streak is now 13 games for the Colorado Mesa softball team.
With a doubleheader sweep over the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs at Bergman Field on Sunday, the Mavericks completed its third straight series sweep.
Colorado Mesa (20-4, 13-2 RMAC) defeated UCCS (3-18, 2-14 RMAC) 10-2 and 8-0 .
Like they have for the past few weeks, CMU dominated play. For the four-game series, the Mavs had 97 hits and outscored UCCS 39-7.
The Mavs jumped to a 5-0 lead after three innings in the second game, and put up another three-spot in the bottom of the fifth to end the game.
Hailey Hinson and AnnMarie Torres provided the offensive firepower for the Mavs to backup Kimbri Herring’s solid outing on the mound.
With two on in the second, Hinson drilled a home run to left centerfield for the three-run lead. In the third, it was Torres’ turn to come through with a runner on.
Torres ripped a double to the gap in right center to score Alexander Dufour, who had two hits and two runs scored in the game.
Torres scored on Kaila Jacobi’s sacrifice fly. In the fifth, Torres and Jacobi also drove in runs.
Torres smacked her second double of the game to score Dufour and Sarah Phillis also came in on a UCCS error.
Jacobi then singled up the middle to score Torres and end the game.
Herring (5-0) went the distance, giving up three hits and striking out six while not walking a batter.
With McKenzie Surface on the mound in Game 1, the Mavs fell behind 2-0 after the top of the third inning but a four-run bottom part of the inning gave the Mavs a 4-2 lead. Surface and Brooke Hodgson took care of things from there.
Surface (11-3) pitched a complete six innings and gave up only four hits. She also struck out five.
At the plate, Hodgson was unstoppable, going 4 for 4 with three runs scored and five RBI.
Hodgson hit a two-run home run in the third, then tripled down the line to score two more in the sixth.
Surface also came through at the plate with an RBI single in the third.
Courtney Robbins went 2 for 2 and scored two runs for CMU.
The game ended on an RBI single from Kaila Jacobi, whose hit up the middle scored Hodgson. The Mavs also kept things busy on the base paths with five stolen bases, including two by Hodgson.