ThunderWolves head to Grand Junction for NCAA South Central Regional

PUEBLO, Colo. (May 12, 2015) ~ The Colorado State University-Pueblo baseball team returns to Grand Junction, Colo., for the second consecutive week this time to take part in the NCAA South Central Region Tournament. The No. 4 seed ThunderWolves (39-14) open regional play Thursday at noon against No. 3 seed Angelo State University (37-15). The four-day tournament is hosted by Colorado Mesa University and will be contested at Suplizio Field.

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Thursday (May 14)
Game 3 – No. 3 Angelo State vs. No. 4 CSU-Pueblo – 12:00 p.m.
Game 2 – No. 2 St. Edward's vs. No. 5 West Texas A&M – 3:30 p.m.
Game 1 – No. 1 Colorado Mesa vs. No. 6 St. Mary's – 7:00 p.m.

Friday (May 15)
Game 4 – Loser of Game No. 1 vs. Loser of Game No. 2 – 12:00 p.m.
Game 5 – Winner of Game No. 1 vs. Loser of Game No. 3 – 3:30 p.m.
Game 6 – Winner of Game No. 2 vs. Winner of Game No. 3 – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday (May 16)
Game 7 – Winner of Game No. 5 vs. Winner of Game No. 6 – 12:00 p.m.
Game 8 – Winner of Game No. 4 vs. Loser of Game No. 6 – 3:30 p.m.
Game 9 – Winner of Game No. 8 vs. Loser of Game No. 7 – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday (May 17)
Game 10 – Winner of No. 7 vs. Winner of Game No. 9
Game 11 – *if necessary

CSU-Pueblo quick hits
- CSU-Pueblo is making its ninth appearance in program history in the NCAA Tournament.
- The ThunderWolves are 9-17 all-time in NCAA Tournament play.
- The Pack own one regional championship in program history, bringing home the west regional title in 1996.
- With 39 wins, the Pack have their most victories in a season since the 2009 squad won 41 contests.
- CSU-Pueblo is 15-8 away from Pueblo this season.
- The ThunderWolves are a combined 78-117 all-time against the other five participants in this season's regional tournament.
- Most recently, the Pack competed in the RMAC Tournament where they posted a 1-2 record.
- Lawrence Chavez (Sr., Estancia, N.M.) was named to the RMAC All-Tournament Team after registering four hits in 10 at-bats, one RBI and one double in the three games.
- CSU-Pueblo landed six players on the RMAC All-Conference squad. Starting pitcher Zac Wittmus (Sr., Brighton, Colo.) and right fielder Mike Wagner (Sr., Golden, Colo.) landed on the first-team, while starter Victor Soto (Sr., Benbrook, Texas), first baseman Dominick Bregar (Jr., Pueblo, Colo.), shortstop Austin Mascorro (Sr., Oxnard, Calif.) and center fielder Jordan Godman (Jr., Las Vegas, Nev.) were each tabbed to the second-team. Bregar, Mascorro and Wagner all garnered inclusion on the Gold Glove Team.
- The ThunderWolves placed three players on the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-South Central Region team. Mike Wagner was tabbed to the first-team, while Dominick Bregar and Zac Wittmus both earned inclusion on the honorable mention squad.

Regional participant capsules
#1 seed Colorado Mesa
Record: 47-7
NCAA Tournament appearances: 15
All-time NCAA Tournament record: 22-29
All-time record vs. CSU-Pueblo: 97-56
NCAA Tournament record vs. CSU-Pueblo: 2-1
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#2 seed St. Edward's
Record: 40-11
NCAA Tournament appearances: 5
All-time NCAA Tournament record: 6-7
All-time record vs. CSU-Pueblo: 0-0
NCAA Tournament record vs. CSU-Pueblo: 0-0
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#3 seed Angelo State
Record: 37-15
NCAA Tournament appearances: 5
All-time NCAA Tournament record: 8-7
All-time record vs. CSU-Pueblo: 6-2
NCAA Tournament record vs. CSU-Pueblo: 0-0
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#4 seed CSU-Pueblo
Record: 39-14
NCAA Tournament appearances: 9
All-time NCAA Tournament record: 9-17
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#5 seed West Texas A&M
Record: 35-18
NCAA Tournament appearances: 2
All-time NCAA Tournament record: 2-2
All-time record vs. CSU-Pueblo: 10-19
NCAA Tournament record vs. CSU-Pueblo: 0-0
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#6 seed St. Mary's
Record: 38-14
NCAA Tournament appearances: 7
All-time NCAA Tournament record: 17-13
All-time record vs. CSU-Pueblo: 4-1
NCAA Tournament record vs. CSU-Pueblo: 2-0
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Home sweet home
CSU-Pueblo posted a 24-6 record this season at the friendly confines of Rawlings Field. With another win coming at Hobbs Field at the Runyon Sports Complex, the ThunderWolves finished with a 25-6 home record. The 25 home wins are the most in a season since 2009 when they also tallied 25 victories.  

Bevington and Megyeri earn RMAC academic honors
CSU-Pueblo relief pitchers Thomas Bevington (Sr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Kevin Megyeri (So., Colorado Springs, Colo.) both garnered inclusion on the RMAC Academic Honor Roll as announced April 22 by the league office. Bevington holds a 3.61 GPA as an economics major with a concentration in finance. As an economics major with a concentration in finance, Megyeri owns a 3.51 GPA.

Bregar goes yard…twice
Dominick Bregar (Jr., Pueblo, Colo.) hit two home runs at Colorado Christian March 28, becoming the first Pack player to hit two home runs in a game since Scott Hoyt did so against Adams State May 8, 2014.

Walk off victories
CSU-Pueblo has recorded four walk-off wins this season. The Pack opened the year with a walk-off victory on opening day against MSU Billings. The ThunderWolves then notched back-to-back walk-off victories against MSU Denver March 20-21. Austin Mascorro delivered the game-winning single with the bases loaded in the March 20 contest to lift the Pack to a 3-2 victory, before Tyler Landrith (Sr., Tucson, Ariz.) drove in the winning run with a single through the right side to give CSU-Pueblo a 6-5 victory March 21. In CSU-Pueblo's most recent walk-off win, Dominick Bregar delivered a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Pack to a 6-5 win over visiting Adams State in game one of a doubleheader May 1.

Swiping bases
Jordan Godman enters the week ranked No. 6 in the nation and first in the RMAC in stolen bases with 31. Godman's 31 steals are the most in a single season for the ThunderWolves since Rutger Bovard swiped 32 bags in 2009. The 31 steals ranks seventh all-time on the program's single-season steals listing. Against Adams State March 14, Godman stole three bases, marking the most steals in a single game for the Pack since Mario Sanchez also had three steals March 16, 2014 against Adams State.

Take a seat, please
Zac Wittmus was masterful in CSU-Pueblo's win over Adams State March 13 in Alamosa. The senior went seven innings, giving up seven hits and two runs, while striking out a career-high 13 batters. The 13 strikeouts are the most in a game for the Pack since Mike Fabrizio sat down 13 batters versus Regis May 9, 2012.

Rimer blanks Cowboys
Against New Mexico Highlands March 7, Kolby Rimer (Sr., St. George, Utah) threw a complete-game, five-hit shutout to earn his first win of the season. Rimer struck out four batters and walked zero. It was the first complete-game shutout for the ThunderWolves since Jesse Bristow (Sr., Heber, Utah) went the distance in a four-hit shutout of Regis University March 21, 2014.

Wittmus tabbed RMAC Pitcher of the Week
Zac Wittmus received the RMAC Pitcher of the Week honor for the first time in his career, March 3. Wittmus' honor gave the ThunderWolves a weekly award in three out of the first four weeks of the season. Centerfielder Jordan Godman was tabbed the player of the week Feb. 10 and Feb. 24. Wittmus became the first Pack pitcher to earn the honor since Victor Soto garnered the award April 22, 2013.

Godman named semifinalist for D2 Baseball News Tino Martinez Award
Jordan Godman was named a semifinalist for the D2 Baseball News Tino Martinez Award. Godman is one of 30 semifinalists for the honor which goes to Division II baseball's most outstanding player. The winner of the 2015 Tino Martinez Award will be named June 1 following the Division II Championships which will be held in Cary, N.C. The finalists will be revealed prior to the beginning of the DII finals.

Godman garners trifecta of RMAC Player of the Week honors
Jordan Godman finished the season as the only player in the conference to earn three RMAC weekly awards. The center fielder was tabbed the player of the week Feb. 10, Feb. 24 and wrapped up the year with the final player of the week award of the season May 4.   

Godman receives regional player of the week twice
A day after earning his second RMAC Player of the Week honor of the season, Jordan Godman was tabbed the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association South Central Region Player of the Week Feb. 25. Godman collected his second NCBWA all-region honor May 6.

It's a grand slam
Mike Wagner launched his first career grand slam in a victory over MSU Billings Feb. 7. With no outs in the bottom of the third inning, the senior belted a line drive over the right-field wall to clear the bases. The grand slam was the first for the Pack since Scott Hoyt registered one on May 3, 2014 at Adams State. Beau Cebulski (Jr., Las Animas, Colo.) recorded the team's second grand slam of the season, lofting a big fly over the left-field wall against Highlands March 8.

Four-hit club
Three different players have notched four hits in a game this season for CSU-Pueblo. Mike Wagner has four hits in a game four times, while Manny Menocal (Jr., Las Vegas, Nev.) and Austin Mascorro have one each.

Five-hit club
Shane Richins (Sr., Heber, Utah) went a perfect 5-for-5 from the plate against Adams State in game two of a doubleheader March 14. Richins' five base knocks are the most in a single game since Lonny Schoon also had five hits March 23, 2014 at Regis University.

Offensive eruption
The ThunderWolves exploded for 49 runs in a four-game series sweep versus Colorado Christian, March 28-29. The 49 tallies were the most for CSU-Pueblo in a single series since it scored 55 runs in the final weekend of the 2014 campaign against Adams State, May 2-3.

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.