Mavs open RMAC tourney vs. Mines

Colorado Mesa hasn’t won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball tournament since 2011.

The Mavericks (37-10) will attempt to rectify that starting Thursday night when they open play in the conference tournament at Suplizio Field.

The ninth-ranked Mavericks, who won the RMAC regular-season title, face Colorado School of Mines (24-21) at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Second-seeded New Mexico Highlands (31-18) plays No. 3 CSU-Pueblo (27-22) at 3:30 p.m. in the first game of the tourney.

The losers of the first two games play an elimination game at noon on Friday, followed by the winners of the first two games.

Another elimination game follows at 7 p.m. on Friday. The championship game is at noon on Saturday, with a second game, if necessary, at 3:30 p.m.

Colorado Mesa won three of four games against the Orediggers last weekend in Golden.

Track and Field

Cameron Morley is in fifth place after the first day of decathlon competition in the RMAC championships in Alamosa.

The Colorado Mesa sophomore has 3,307 points, placing fourth in the long jump (6.36 meters), third in the shot put (11.01 meters), first in the high jump (1.91 meters) and fifth in the 400 meters (53.54 seconds).

The decathlon and heptathlon concludes today, with running events starting at 9 a.m., including finals in the 10,000 meters and steeplechase. Field events begin at 2 p.m.

The conference championships conclude with finals on Tuesday.


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