Start of the RMAC season doesn’t go well for Mesa State softball

The start of the RMAC season did not go well for Mesa State, which was swept in a four-game series at Metro State.

The Mavericks lost 5-4 in the first game Sunday and 9-2 in the second game.

Lita Romero doubled home a run in the top of the sixth inning in the first game and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Dani Vallie, but the tying run was stranded at third when Jamie Prather grounded out.

Gabi Parra singled to lead off the top of the seventh, but pinch runner Heather Good was thrown out stealing second just before Lauren Cross singled to left. Ashlee Duffy’s groundout moved Cross to second but Meagan Hennessy grounded out to end the game.

Mesa State outhit Metro 10-9 and could not capitalize on three Roadrunner errors.

Metro’s Brittany Moss scattered four hits in the second game, one of them a home run by Cross, who continues her power display, but the Mavericks did not score more than one run in any inning in the doubleheader.

Gabi Parra took the loss in the second game, failing to get out of the first inning. She allowed four runs on three hits. Jessica Rayman came on and threw five innings of relief, with Sara Jordan finishing up. Rayman took the loss in the first game, allowing five runs on seven hits in two innings. Parra threw four shutout innings of relief, allowing only two hits.

Cross and Silva homered for the Mavericks, who open the home schedule this weekend against CU-Colorado Springs in a four-game series at Bergman Field.


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