Mesa baseball team sweeps Regis
Colorado Mesa University rallied to defeat Regis University 6-5 in the first game Friday, then scored enough runs to get Matt Williams his first win of the season in a 2-0 victory in the second game of the doubleheader in Denver.
Colorado Mesa (12-4, 6-0 RMAC) ran its winning streak to eight games.
The teams moved up their games to Friday-Saturday instead of Saturday-Sunday because of the weekend weather forecast.
Regis (8-4, 3-3 RMAC) blew a 5-2 lead in the first game when reliever Tony Schicktanz balked in a run. Mesa’s Mitch Corwin greeted a new pitcher with a two-run single to tie the score, and Kennedy Kinkade followed with a two-out single to score Corwin for the go-ahead run.
Garrett Carpenter (2-0) picked up the win in relief.
Williams didn’t need relief in Game 2. The senior right-hander (1-1) limited Regis to six hits and struck out four in a seven-inning complete game.
Corwin’s sacrifice fly plated Erik Kozel in the first inning. It was Corwin’s fourth RBI on the day. The Mavs’ other run came when Jake Kluge scored on a throwing error by the catcher in the second inning.
Errors and an early deficit cost Colorado Mesa an opportunity to sweep Regis in a doubleheader moved up one day because of incoming weather in Denver. The Mavericks (9-6-1, 7-2-1 RMAC) defeated Regis 4-2 in the first game. Regis (2-17, 1-8) RMAC) won the second 5-3.
Pitcher Jessica Severinsen (7-1) limited the Rangers to two runs on eight hits for a complete-game victory in the opener. Lisa Pille broke up a 2-2 tie with a sacrifice fly, and Makayla Kovac followed with a run-scoring double.
The Rangers jumped to a 3-0 lead behind a two-run triple and a sac fly in the first inning of Game 2. Mesa, which committed three errors in the game, rallied for two runs in the ninth.
Academy of Art (Calif.) University defeated Colorado Mesa 9-0 in the Dixie State Invitational in St. George, Utah. The 30th-ranked Urban Knights (9-1) won all six singles matches in straight sets.
The Mavericks (6-9) play Holy Names University at 11:30 a.m. today in St. George.