Mavs shut out Orediggers in RMAC tournament
Colorado Mesa shut out top seed Colorado School of Mines to win its RMAC tournament opener Thursday afternoon in Golden.
Ashley Pulido pitched a complete game, limiting Mines to four hits in Mesa’s 4-0 victory.
The No. 8 seed Mavericks (25-20) play No. 5 Nebraska-Kearney at 10 a.m. today in the winners’ bracket. The RMAC tournament champion receives an automatic berth in the NCAA Division II Central Region tournament next weekend.
Mesa scored three runs in the second inning and didn’t look back.
Courtney Maihi led off with a single, then stole second. Megan Smith followed with a RBI single. Two batters later, Tawnee Woosley doubled to right-center field to score Smith. Shannon McClenahan scored on a fielder’s choice.
Maihi hit a solo home run in the third inning for a 4-0 lead. It was Maihi’s 13th home run of the season. She was 3 for 3 with two runs and one RBI.
Pulido retired the first nine batters she faced and worked out of a no-out two-on jam in the fifth. She retired nine of the final 10 batters.
Mines and No. 2 seed CSU-Pueblo were eliminated later in the day.
The Colorado Mesa men’s and women’s cycling team won the USA Cycling Division II Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cycling Conference road racing title last weekend in Durango.
Richard Geng led the Mavericks with a first-place finish in the Men’s A Division. Patric Rostel took second.
The University of Colorado won the Division I RMCCC road racing title.
Colorado Mesa will compete in the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships on May 4-6 in Ogden, Utah.
The National Championships consist of a criterium, time trial, men’s road race and women’s road race.
The Mavericks are the defending team time trial national champions.
CMU coach Rick Crawford wants to win the team time trial and believes Geng and Rostel have a shot to win the criterium.