GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (May 11, 2017) – Colorado State University – Pueblo Baseball's 2017 season came to an end Thursday night as the ThunderWolves lost to Colorado Mesa University in the second round of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament ta Suplizio Field. The No. 10/12 ranked Mavericks won the one-sided contest 19-0.
The ThunderWolves wrap up the regular season with a 23-26 record. They earned the No. 4 in the RMAC Tournament. The No. 1 seeded Mavericks improved to 42-10.
Colorado Mesa used a 12-run first inning to put the ThunderWolves away early. The Pack only mustered one hit, a single by David Gunther (Sr., Albuquerque, N.M) in the sixth inning. JR McDermott struck out 12 ThunderWolves and did not allow a runner to reach second base to improve to 8-1.
Kyle Peeler (Sr., Las Vegas, Nev.) threw seven innings in his final game with the Pack. With 12 runs already home for the Mavericks, Peeler got the Pack out of the nightmare first inning. He would scatter just two runs over his first six innings of work.
Peeler exited in the eighth inning to hugs from his teammates and coaches. Senior Sean Halsey (Arvada, Colo.) got the last out for the Pack.
On a historical note, Derron Davis (Sr., Las Vegas, Nev.) broke the CSU-Pueblo record for single-season fielding percentage. Davis did not commit an error this season to finish with a 1.000 fielding percentage. While other student-athletes have done this, Davis' 72 putouts this season are the highest among any player with a perfect fielding percentage.
Though the Pack's season came to an end, they reached their ninth consecutive RMAC Tournament. The ThunderWolves have now been to the postseason 20 times in the 24 seasons since the program restarted in 1994.
As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.