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Sweet and sour: Mavericks get Mort 500th career win, split series with UCCS

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Megan Smith gave her coach a lift more than once Sunday at Bergman Field. Mesa State’s sophomore catcher helped lift the Mavericks to a 15-7 win over the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs in the first game of an RMAC doubleheader ...

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New clubhouse gives softball team their own place

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The first rule of the new Mesa State College softball clubhouse: Take off your shoes. There will be no dirt tracked into the new digs just past the left-field fence at Bergman Field. Coach Kris Mort, who readily admits she’s an ...

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Looking for consistency: Lack of intensity in Game 2 loss irks Mort

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Kris Mort just wants to see a consistent effort from the Mesa State College softball team, 500 wins be hanged. “We hit pretty well. We’ve got to get our defense some balls they can handle better,” Mort said Saturday after ...

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Staying confident: Mavs erase early deficit in sweep of Metro State

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Mesa State committed a rare mistake early in the second game of an RMAC baseball doubleheader against the team predicted to challenge the Mavs for the conference title. The Mavericks made their second error of the season, leading to three ...

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Injury helps Mavericks’ Lauren Cross learn how to relax

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Lauren Cross had never ridden the bench before. The Mesa State College softball team’s third baseman was used to playing every inning of every game. But when she wrecked her left ankle trying to beat a throw to first in the ninth game ...

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Rare walk-off: Mesa State tops Metro State on Bello’s walk-off strikeout

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Chris Hanks laughed that you can only use the “walk-off strikeout” play once, so it might as well count. “I decided to pull it out the first game of conference,” Hanks said Friday night after the Mavs’ 10-9 win ...

Mesa men still have a chance to go to regionals

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Now begins the waiting game for the Mesa State College basketball teams. The day after both the men’s and women’s teams were knocked out of the RMAC Shootout in the first round, the men rose two spots in the NCAA Division II ...


At 6-foot-8, Mesa State first baseman Fackrell gives fielders a big target

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So what was shortstop Ken Evanson’s initial reaction when he heard that Mesa State College baseball coach Chris Hanks had signed a 6-foot-8 first baseman? “All right!” Evanson said with a grin. “With that signing, we ...

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Skyhawks’ stars shine: Mavs can’t stop Fort Lewis trio in RMAC Shootout loss

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DURANGO — Apparently 72 hours was all the Fort Lewis College men’s basketball team needed to find itself. Only three days removed from a 72-52 loss at Mesa State College in Grand Junction — a game in which the ...

Mesa falls short in first round of RMAC shootout

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ALAMOSA — The young Mesa State College women’s basketball team was shown how to win in the RMAC Shootout on Tuesday night by a veteran team that was in the Mavs’ shoes a year ago. “They’ve got 21 wins and they ...

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