Severinsen leads CMU softball team to sixth straight win
Colorado Mesa University’s softball team ran its winning streak to six Friday by defeating Chadron State and Black Hills State in Spearfish, S.D.
After manufacturing single runs in the first, second and fourth innings in a 3-1 victory over the Eagles, the Mavericks (23-17, 22-10 RMAC) scored in bunches in a 14-4, 5-inning rout of Black Hills.
Jessica Severinsen and Ashley Pulido combined to allow one run on six hits against Chadron State, with Severinson pitching the first three innings and Pulido the final four. Chadron’s only run came on a home run off Severinsen in the third inning.
Severinsen drove in the first run of the game on a first-inning sacrifice fly, and after Megan Brown singled and stole second in the second, Mariah O’dell beat out an infield single. Brown was forced at third on a ground ball, but with two out, Nicole Robinson reached on an error, allowing O’dell to score.
O’dell walked, took second on an error and scored in the fourth when Tawnee Woosley singled. Pulido scattered four hits over the final four innings and struck out three.
In the Mavs’ second game, the Yellow Jackets made the mistake of giving Severinsen pitches to hit — and she did. As Mesa’s designated hitter, she went 3 for 4 and drove in six runs with two doubles and a home run.
Mesa erased a 2-0 deficit with a five-run third inning. Severinsen doubled home two runs and Sarah Phillis drove her home with a triple to right. A sacrifice fly by Karissa Nickeson got Phillis home, then Lindsay Drayer beat out a bunt and scored on Boothe’s double.
Five hits and two errors helped produce six CMU runs in the fourth inning. Severinsen ripped a three-run home run to left and Boothe added with a two-run shot to left. Brooke Ortale, who hit for Robinson in the fifth, led off with a home run, Madelyn Schulz singled and stole second, and Makayla Kovac and Severinsen hit back-to-back doubled for a 14-4 lead.
Pulido struck out six and allowed four runs on four hits.
Mesa pounded out 16 hits against Black Hills (2-29, 1-23), eight for extra bases.
There was no stopping Emily Behr at Walker Field. Behr scored seven goals to lead Regis to an 18-5 RMAC victory over Colorado Mesa.
The Rangers (11-3, 4-1 RMAC) led 9-4 at halftime after responding to Ashley Eickhoff’s opening goal for the Mavericks. Regis scored the next seven goals, with Behr netting two in a three-minute span for a 5-1 lead.
Eickhoff scored her second goal with 25 seconds left before halftime, but with Behr scoring five second-half goals, the Mavericks couldn’t keep pace.
Eickhoff scored three goals and Allie Henderson and Haley Kroll had one each for Colorado Mesa (7-6, 1-3).