PUEBLO, Colo. (February 6, 2018) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Baseball announced changes to its home series against Pittsburg State University this week. Due to snowy weather forecasted in the Pueblo area, the Pack and the Gorillas will now play a doubleheader Thursday starting at 1 p.m. at Rawlings Field. This series will conclude Friday with a 1 p.m. game.
Thursday's series opener starts at 1 p.m. and will be a nine inning game. The second game of Thursday's doubleheader will be a seven inning showdown. Friday's game between the Pack and Gorillas will be another full nine inning game. This series was originally scheduled for Feb. 9-11, but snow is supposed to hit Pueblo Saturday.
The Pack went 1-1 in its opening weekend, splitting a two-game series with No. 35 West Texas A&M University. This weekend's series will be the second altered by the weather. Their game last Sunday against Adams State University was cancelled due to freezing temperatures.
After a quiet day at the plate Friday, the Pack's bats came alive with a 12-run outburst against the Buffaloes Saturday. Junior outfielders Mason Krueger (Colorado Springs, Colo.)and Billy Reyes (Yucaipa, Calif.) led the Pack to a 12-5 victory. Reyes went 2-for-2 with a home run and 5 RBIs. Krueger scored four runs and went 2-for-3. Both players drew two walks.
Fellow junior outfielder Dakota Popham (Colorado Springs, Colo.) slugged three hits in five trips with three runs scored. Popham had a double in the win.
Gilbert Sauceda (Jr., Indio, Calif.) went 4-for-8 with three RBIs in the Pack's opening weekend. The Pack's first baseman had a 2-for-4 day at the dish in both games against the Buffaloes with two RBIs Friday and one Saturday. Sauceda also walked in Saturday's win.
Seniors Jake Boyd (Salt Lake City, Utah) and Chris Devery (Saugus, Calif.) both played strong defensively for the Pack. Boyd and Devery each made diving plays to get outs for the Pack in the win over West Texas.
Pittsburgh State went 1-2 over its opening weekend against University of Arkansas Monticello. The Gorillas posted a 23-27 record in 2017. They were picked to finish sixth in the MIAA standings.
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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.