Weather does not stop Mesa
Not even rain, a little hail or snow could stop the Colorado Mesa softball team.
After a 47-minute rain-turned hail-turned snowstorm, the Mavericks offense exploded for seven runs immediately after play resumed to finish off a four-game sweep of Western New Mexico on Sunday afternoon at Bergman Field. Colorado Mesa won 8-0 and 15-8.
With the four-game series sweep, the Mavericks (21-17, 20-10 RMAC) moved into second place, percentage points behind Metro State (22-10, 16-7 RMAC) for first place with eight games left. The RMAC regular season champion hosts the RMAC tournament.
Rachel Boothe scored on a wild pitch on the first live ball after play resumed in the second game then the Mavs started hitting.
Megan Brown, Sarah Phillis, Megan Schulz, Boothe and Nicole Robinson either singled home a run or drew a bases-loaded walk in the inning for a 13-5 lead.
Lindenwood clinched the first RMAC regular season title with a 19-9 victory over Colorado Mesa in St. Charles, Mo.
The Lions (12-2, 4-0 RMAC) scored the first seven goals and never looked back. The Mavericks (7-5, 1-2 RMAC) host Regis at 3 p.m. Friday.
Colorado Mesa freshman Haley Kroll led all scorers with six goals and one assist. Ashley Eickhoff, Lexie Chavez and Olivia Porcaro each scored one goal.
Colorado Mesa’s dual against CSU-Pueblo in Pueblo was rained out.
The dual is rescheduled for Thursday afternoon at the Elliott Tennis Center at CMU.
The Mavericks host the RMAC Championship tournament Friday and Saturday.