PUEBLO, Colo. (April 6, 2018) – Colorado State University-Pueblo Baseball dominated Adams State University Friday at Rawlings Field, defeating the Grizzlies 16-0.
The 16-run win is the Pack's largest margin of victory since they beat University of Sioux Falls 17-1, Feb. 15, 2014. CSU-Pueblo bettered their record to 16-14 with a 8-9 mark in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The Pack's last three shutouts have all come at the expense of the Grizzlies.
Danny Honorof (Sr., Riverside, Calif.) carried a no-hitter into the seventh. Honorof allowed just one walk in seven innings of work. He struck out five. The lone hit surrendered by Honorof and the Pack did not escape the infield. Honorof earned the win to improve to 2-1. He bettered his ERA to 3.23.
Jake Boyd (Sr., Salt Lake City, Utah) belted four hits in five trips. Boyd drove in four runs for the Pack. The second baseman also scored a run.
Ambrose Romero (Sr., Albuquerque, N.M.) slugged two hits in three trips. Romero also drew two walks. Romero finished with two RBIs and scored a run. Jason Lighthall (Jr., Littleton, Colo.) also drove in two runs. He would score twice.
Junior, Gilbert Sauceda (Indio, Calif.) walked four times. He would score three runs. Sauceda also stole a base.
Jorge Duarte (Sr., San Luis, Ariz.) extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a single in the fifth. He also drew two walks and came around to score once.
Dakota Popham (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) had the lone extra base hit of the game with a double in the fifth. Popham scored twice and added a RBI.
Zach Hoffman (Sr., South Jordan, Utah) had two hits in five trips. Hoffman scored three times and stole a base.
The Pack started the scoring with two runs in the second. They busted the game open in the third when six ThunderWolves came around to score and 11 batters came to the plate.
CSU-Pueblo scored in six of the eight innings they batted. The Pack added one in the fourth before erupting for four more in the fifth.
After an isolated run in the sixth, the Pack capped their scoring in the seventh when Jordyn Compehos (Sr., Las Vegas, Nev.) knocked in Aidan Welch (Fr., Seattle, Wash.) with a single. Andrew Nero (Jr., Huntington Beach, Calif.) tossed two scoreless, hitless innings of relief to complete the Pack's first shutout of the season.
The Pack will continue their pod weekend Saturday when they face New Mexico Highlands University. First pitch between the Pack and Cowboys is set for 1 p.m.
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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