Mesa sweeps Regis at Canyon View Park
Colorado Mesa University’s baseball team is 4 for 4 in series wins in the RMAC so far this season, but Sunday the Mavericks finally finished a sweep.
Despite giving up four runs in the third inning and falling behind 8-5 after five, the Mavericks kept battling and giving themselves a chance, tying Sunday’s game against Regis University 8-8 with a run in the bottom of the seventh.
Then, they caught a break.
Braden Box walked and advanced to third on a fielding error on Tim Fowler’s ground ball. Regis elected to intentionally walk Jason Popick to set up a double play and get out of the inning.
After Steven Brault’s third pitch nearly crossed the plate for a strike, the fourth pitch was way outside, allowing Box to score the winning run.
The Mavericks (19-7, 13-3 RMAC) swept the series with a 9-8 win at Canyon View Park.
Regis (10-14, 5-10) scored four runs off Garrett Carpenter in the third inning, but the Mavericks responded with a five-spot in the bottom of the inning, all coming with two outs.
Colton Little singled and Box walked. Mitch Corwin doubled, scoring both runners, and scored on Popick’s triple to center. Dustin Fackrell hit his first home run of the season down the left-field line for a 5-4 lead.
Regis, though, came back with two in the fourth and two more in the fifth before the Mavericks responded in the sixth.
The Mavericks got goals from 10 players in their 11-4 victory over Notre Dame de Namur at Walker Field, scoring five goals in the first quarter and taking a 7-2 halftime lead.
Trace Wollner scored twice for CMU (5-2, 3-0 Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association), and everybody else got into the action.
Aaron Eggiman scored at the 12:31 mark of the first quarter and the Mavericks never looked back. He fed Griffin Perkiel for a goal four minutes later, John Russell scored 2 1/2 minutes after that, and Daniel Caddoo and Gabe Garcia scored in the final four minutes of the quarter to take control.
The Colorado Mesa men won five singles matches and two doubles matches to defeat Colorado College 7-2 in Denver.
Brason Hollabaugh persevered for a 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), 10-7 victory at No. 1 singles. Sterling Inouye won 4-6, 6-1, 10-5 at No. 6.
The Mesa women swept the doubles matches and won three singles matches for a 6-3 victory over Colorado College.
Kristyn Wykert won 6-1, 4-6, 10-4 at No. 5 singles after winning 8-1 at No. 3 doubles with Skyler Nelson.
Kaitlan Sera and Shannen McNamara won their doubles and singles matches.