Mesa baseball team splits DH with Mines to end regular season
Colorado Mesa closed the regular season with a doubleheader split Saturday against Colorado School of Mines in Golden.
The ninth-ranked Mavericks (37-10, 31-7 RMAC) defeated Mines 9-5 in the first game, then gave up seven runs in the fifth inning of a 9-5 loss in the second game.
Austin Kaiser was 3 for 5 with a two-run home run in the first game to finish the regular season with a .500 batting average.
Kyle Davis limited the Orediggers to three runs on six hits in four innings.
He received all the run support he needed in the fifth when the Mavericks scored seven runs.
Nate Robertson had a two-run double in the inning. Colton Schoelkopf, Kasier and Jordan Liester each had a run-scoring base hit.
The Mavericks took an early 4-0 lead in the second game, but committed two errors in Mines’ seven-run fifth inning.
Nathan Fishel made the errors even more costly with a three-run home run.
Cody Lahman (2-3) gave up three runs on three hits in two-third of an inning for the loss.
Mesa will host the RMAC tournament beginning Thursday at Suplizio Field. The RMAC tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament in the South Central Region.
St. Edward’s won two of three doubles matches and defeated the Colorado Mesa men’s team 5-1 in the South Central Region in Wichita Falls, Texas.
The Hilltoppers (15-7) won a pivotal match at No. 1 doubles with a 9-7 victory over Jordan Lyden and Spencer Weinberg.
Trevor Brown and Andres Garcia-Rojas won Mesa’s only match, 8-6, at No. 3 doubles.
Colorado Mesa finished 13-10.
Women: Top seed Midwestern State eliminated Colorado Mesa 5-0 in the South Central Region in Wichita Falls, Texas.
The Mustangs (23-3) swept the three doubles matches and won at No. 2 and No. 6 singles. The rest of their singles players won the first set and were leading in the second set.
Colorado Mesa finishes the season 17-9.
Top seed and 15th-ranked Regis scored the first nine goals en route to a 14-5 victory over Fort Lewis in the inaugural RMAC championship game.
Hilary Duda led the Rangers (14-3) with three goals and two assists. Emily Behr had two goals and three assists.