Mavericks forced to settle for twinbill split with Christian
Colorado Mesa failed to take advantage of seven walks and settled for a doubleheader split Saturday at Colorado Christian.
The Mavericks (28-10, 22-6 RMAC) rolled to a 13-0 victory in the first game behind Garrett Carpenter’s three-hitter through seven innings. Kris Carlson allowed one hit in two innings of relief.
Mesa had 20 hits in the victory led by Jeff Popick, who was 3 for 5 with a home run, double and three RBI. Dustin Fackrell was 2 for 4 with a home run and an RBI.
The Cougars (9-29, 6-22 RMAC) built a 5-0 lead on Mesa starter Dylan Evans (3-1) in the second game and held on for a 6-2 victory. Evans allowed five earned runs on four hits in 4 2/3 innings.
Colorado Christian starter Matt Briner (2-6) allowed seven walks, but limited Mesa to two runs on two hits and struck out five in seven innings.
Travis Mosler was 1 for 3 with a home run and three RBI for the Cougars.
Colorado Mesa got off to a quick start and pulled away to defeat Shorter (Ga.) College 13-5 in a nonleague game in St. Charles, Mo.
Kade Robinson scored three goals and had two assists to lead the Mavericks (8-4). Daniel Caddoo had three goals and Dillon Bernad had two.
Mesa goalie Zach Weaver had 10 saves.
Women: Colorado College scored six consecutive goals in the second half to defeat the Mavericks 15-7 in a nonleague game in Durango.
Mesa (3-9) rallied from an early deficit to get within two goals early in the second half, only to see the Tigers pull away.
Rachael Sutton led the Mavs with four goals and one assist. Allie Henderson and Lexie Chavez each scored one goal and had one assist.
The Colorado Mesa women won five singles matches and two doubles matches to defeat Western New Mexico 7-2 in Pueblo.
Seniors Kelleen Sera and Kaitlan Sera each won their singles matches at No. 1 and 2 and won at No. 1 doubles. Kaylee Davis rallied for a 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (12-10), (10-0) win at No. 4 singles.
Western New Mexico’s men swept the singles matches to defeat the Mavericks 8-1.
Mesa’s Andres Hernandez and Jordan Lyden won 8-4 at No. 1 doubles.
Track & Field
Sierra Wiggins and Kelly Kiskadden took third and fourth in the javelin throw to lead the women’s team in the CSU-Pueblo Invitational.
Kiskadden placed eighth in the hammer throw.
Randy Brown led the men’s team, taking fourth in the men’s javelin throw.