Worth the sacrifice

Ability to play small ball will help Mavs at regionals

Colorado Mesa’ Braden Box lays down a bunt during a recent game. Box has 11 sacrifice bunts on the season as the Mavs have continued their transformation from a team that relies on home runs to one that relies on speed and moving runners over. Mesa plays New Mexico Highlands on Thursday in Mankato, Minn.



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Colorado Mesa’ Braden Box lays down a bunt during a recent game. Box has 11 sacrifice bunts on the season as the Mavs have continued their transformation from a team that relies on home runs to one that relies on speed and moving runners over. Mesa plays New Mexico Highlands on Thursday in Mankato, Minn.

Braden Box knows how to make things happen. The Colorado Mesa University junior has never hit a home run, but the No. 2 hitter is batting .398 with a .471 on-base percentage. Box leads the…




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