Robertson’s clutch hit helps Mesa sweep Metro
Colorado Mesa sophomore Nate Robertson did it again.
The Montrose High School graduate singled with two outs in the top of the ninth of a schedule seven-inning game Saturday to score Braden Box for a 3-2 victory over Metro State in the second game of an RMAC baseball doubleheader at Auraria Field in Denver. The seventh-ranked Mavericks defeated Metro State 13-2 in the first game and will go for the series sweep this afternoon.
Mesa (29-6, 23-2 RMAC) fell behind 2-0 in the second game, but tied it with two runs in the sixth, aided by three Metro errors, to send the game to extra innings.
The Mavericks were down to their last out in the ninth when Box reached on a single. Mitch Corwin followed with a single to right center before Robertson stepped to the plate.
Dakota Behr (1-0) struck out one Metro batter in one inning of relief for the victory. Aaron Corwin picked up his first save with the Mavericks.
Matt Williams (4-1) pitched a complete game in the first game. The senior allowed one earned run on six hits, two walks and struck out nine in seven innings.
Box, Robertson and Austin Kaiser were each 2 for 3 with two RBI for the Mavericks. Justin Rosales was 2 for 5 with two RBI. Garrett Carpenter, who has a 20-game hitting streak, didn’t play in either game.
Regis scored five of the first six goals and defeated Colorado Mesa 17-8 in a Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association game in Denver.
Erin Todd led the Rangers (8-4, 6-1 WILA) with four goals. Erin Dybus had three goals. Three others had two each.
Five players scored for the Mavericks (2-8, 2-4 WILA).
Ashley Eickhoff, Paige Amme and Kelsey Krebs each had two goals.
Track & Field
Breanna Jones led the Colorado Mesa women’s team with a first-place finish in the 100-meter dash at the University of Colorado Invitational.
Jones won the race in 12.54 seconds. Teammates Shantanique Bridgewater and Taylor Allmon finished third and fourth, respectively.
Senior Alexis Skarda placed fourth in the 3,000 in 10 minutes, 26.97 seconds.
Ryan Reasoner led the Mesa men’s team with a third-place finish in the javelin throw (44.95 meters).