Mavs split softball doubleheader
Western New Mexico scored a run in the bottom of the eighth inning of the second game to salvage one win in a four-game series against Colorado Mesa.
The Mavericks (18-11-1, 16-7-1 RMAC) secured the series with a 5-2 victory in the first game Sunday in Silver City, N.M. Western New Mexico won the second 5-4.
Mesa pitcher Jessica Severinsen (13-4) limited the Mustangs (14-23, 11-15 RMAC) to two runs on nine hits and struck out four in five innings for the win in the first game. Ashley Pulido struck out three in two innings of relief for her first save of the season.
Severinsen hit a two-run home run to give Mesa the lead for good, 4-2 in the fifth inning. Rachel Boothe hit a solo home run in the sixth for insurance.
Every time the Mavericks scored in the second game, the Mustangs answered.
Mesa took a 3-0 lead in the second inning only to see Western New Mexico come back with three runs in the bottom half.
Severinsen doubled home a run in the fifth, but Western New Mexico responded with one in its at-bat in the same inning.
Finally, in the eighth, Mary Othon doubled to drive home the winning run with two out.
Severinsen took the loss in relief. She allowed one run on three hits in 3 2/3 innings.
Colorado Mesa senior Michelle Stripp shot a second-round 80 to finish tied for fourth place with 165 in the ThunderWolf Ladies Spring Invitational at Pueblo Country Club.
The Mavericks placed third with a team score of 700. CSU-Pueblo won the team title with 644. Regis was second with 692.
The ThunderWolves’ Hee-Leina Kim won the individual title with an 8-over-par 152. Her teammate, Dominique Dinallo, was second with 160.
Colorado Mesa freshman Zoe Woodworth tied for sixth place with 167. Torrie Sauer shot 183, Rachel Cavalier scored 185 and Summer Igo 195.