Mavericks hammer Regis in RMAC sweep
Colorado Mesa’s baseball team took its offense to the road.
The 14th-ranked Mavericks scored a combined 40 runs to rout Regis 19-6 and 21-9 in a RMAC doubleheader on Friday afternoon in Denver.
Colorado Mesa (33-8, 27-5 RMAC) plays Regis in a doubleheader again at noon today.
Jordan Liester was 5 for 7 with two home runs and five RBI, Tony Audino was 5 for 7 with four RBI and Kevin Mitchell was 5 for 8 with one home run and four RBI in the sweep. Austin Kaiser was 3 for 10 with three RBI.
Regis (15-24, 12-20 RMAC) hung with the Mavericks for a while in the first game until Mesa broke the game open with 12 runs in the eighth inning.
Nine players drove in at least one run in the eighth inning for the Mavericks.
Matt Delay (6-0) allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits and struck out four in 5 1/3 innings.
In the second game, the Mavericks hit eight home runs in the 21-9 rout.
Liester and Trevor Elcock each had two. Garrett Carpenter, Nate Robertson, Mitchell and Kyle Serrano each hit one.
Carpenter hit a solo shot in the first then Mesa exploded for 11 runs in the second.
Liester hit a three-run home run, then Robertson followed with a solo shot. Two batters later, Mitchell hit a two-run home run.
Nevin Wilson (3-1) gave up four runs on seven hits and struck out three in four innings.
Ten players scored at least one goal to lead Colorado Mesa to a 20-6 victory over Notre Dame deNamur in Belmont, Calif.
David Solomon scored four goals and had two assists to lead the Mavericks. Austin Pridham had three goals and one assist. Shane O’Neill and Dylan Duresky each had three goals and Griffin Perkiel had two goals and one assist.
The Mavericks (8-2, 4-1 WILA) scored 10 of the first 11 goals and never looked back. They lead 11-2 at halftime.
Mesa scored 20 goals on 34 shots on goal. The Argonauts (1-8, 0-6 WILA) had 15 shots on goal.
Mesa goaltender Brad Brandenburg made six saves and Adam Borgogelli had three saves in relief.
Colorado Mesa freshman Colin Prater was selected to the NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championships field and chosen the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference men’s golf freshman of the year.
Prater was one of four individual qualifiers not on a qualifying team for the South Central/West Regional from May 5-7 at Grey Rock Golf Course in Austin, Texas.
He finished in second place at the RMAC Championships at the Golf Club of Estrella in Goodyear, Ariz. The two-time RMAC golfer of the week has won three tournaments this season. He has a 71.81 stroke average for the year and shot a low-round of 65 this season. Prater also made the RMAC first team.
Mesa women’s golf coach Scott Hansen was selected the RMAC women’s golf co-coach of the year with Metro State’s Ben Portie.
Hansen, in his seventh season, coached the Mavericks to a second-place finish in the RMAC Championships.
Sophomore Sara Swaney made the all-conference first team and senior Loren Forney made the second team.