Mavs’ offense keys victory over Regis
For the first three games of the series, the Mesa State College baseball team didn’t need a lot of offense.
The third-ranked Mavericks (24-5, 14-2 RMAC) needed plenty Sunday in the series finale against Regis, hanging on for a 17-13 victory in Denver.
“We survived it,” Mesa State coach Chris Hanks said. “We were up 15-4 and started making a bunch of changes. It was like the Metro day, except we won.”
Mesa senior Corey Todhunter hit a three-run home run to help build the early lead, but the Rangers (13-16, 6-10) rallied.
“Our bullpen guys just weren’t sharp,” Hanks said. “(The Rangers) mixed in some hits.”
Regis had the bases loaded with the tying run at the plate in the eighth.
Hanks brought in Aaron Guinn, who got the Mavs out of the jam and slammed the door in the ninth for his fourth save.
Andy Williams (1-0) picked up the win with four innings of work in relief of starter Chris Shea.
Mesa State hosts No. 17 CSU-Pueblo (21-8, 12-4) in a four-game series beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Friday at Suplizio Field.