PUEBLO, Colo. (February 9, 2017) – For the first time ever, Steel & Silver trophy rivals Colorado State University-Pueblo and University and University of Colorado Colorado Springs will meet on the baseball diamond in a doubleheader Friday at Pueblo's Rawlings Field. The doubleheader will begin at 12 p.m. with two seven inning games. The series will conclude with a 12 p.m. start Saturday.
The ThunderWolves bring a 1-2 record into the weekend after a win Sunday to wrap up their series with No.30 Emporia State University. UCCS stands 2-2 after their first weekend of competition at the D-II level.
Jake Boyd (Jr., Salt Lake City, Utah) earned the first RMAC Player of the Week award of the season. Boyd batted .538 (7-for-13) in his debut weekend for the Pack. He clubbed four extra base hits with three doubles and triple. Boyd plated six runs for the Pack and scored three times. He also stole two bases.
Sophomore Gilbert Sauceda (So., Indio, Calif.) picked up where he left off in 2016. Sauceda hit .556 (5-for-9) for the weekend. He drove in two runs and also reached twice on a walk. He has a .667 on base percentage entering the Pack's series with the Mountain Lions.
Catcher Ambrose Romero (Jr., Albuquerque, N.M.) hit .444(4-for-9) in his first series with the Pack. Romero scored a team high four runs and drove in two.
Kyle Lazcano (Sr., Anaheim Hills, Calif.) started his season with a dominant start Sunday. Lazcano quieted the potent Hornets offense, holding them to just one run on six hits over six innings. He struck out three. Lazcano is expected to start Saturday's game for the Pack.
Originally scheduled for three games over three days, the first series between the Pack and the Mountain Lions will now be played over two days. The series starts with a doubleheader Friday at 12 p.m. as the two teams will play two seven inning games. They will then meet in the series finale Saturday at 12 p.m. at Rawlings Field.
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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