PUEBLO, Colo. (April 12, 2018) – Due to harsh winds and rain scheduled to hit Southern Colorado Friday, Colorado State University-Pueblo Baseball has postponed its game against Colorado Christian University originally scheduled for Friday at 6 p.m. The Pack and Cougars will now play doubleheaders Saturday and Sunday at Rawlings Field.
CSU-Pueblo and the Cougars will start the series with a doubleheader Saturday at 1 p.m. They will conclude their series Sunday with a doubleheader at 12 p.m. The first game each day will be a nine inning clash, while the second will be scheduled for seven innings.
Saturday's game will be Alumni Day at Rawlings Field. Pack Baseball alumni can get discounted tickets by contacting Tracy Samora at 719-549-2858. Aviand's Catering will also feature a lunch special with a hot dog or hamburger, chips, and a drink for $6
CSU-Pueblo Athletics will hold a raffle for a Nathan Solano baseball print ($100 value) and an Alumni Association swag bag ($50 value). The proceeds from this raffle will go to SAAC.
Following a pod weekend sweep of Adams State University and New Mexico Highlands University, the Pack sits fourth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference standings. They are 19-14 overall and 11-9 in RMAC play.
With five consecutive victories, the ThunderWolves have the longest winning streak in the RMAC. They are 15-6 at home this season.
The Pack ranks second in the RMAC with a .974 fielding percentage. They are currently the eighth best fielding team in the nation.
Danny Honorof (Sr., Riverside, Calif.)claimed RMAC Pitcher of the Week and NCBWA Regional Pitcher of the Week honors both for the first time in his career. He held Adams State to just one hit in seven shutout innings last Friday.
Dakota Popham (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.)ranks second in the RMAC with a .416 batting average. His .683 slugging percentage and.467 on base percentage places him sixth in the conference. Popham leads the Pack with four home runs this season. The third baseman has hit 13 doubles this season, fourth-most in the RMAC.
Ambrose Romero (Sr., Albuquerque, N.M.) stands third in the RMAC with a .500 on base percentage. His 28 walks place him fifth in the RMAC. Romero hit .500 last week with six RBIs and a .632 OBP.
Gilbert Sauceda (Jr., Indio, Calif.) leads the RMAC with 32 walks including six free passes last weekend. Sauceda has raised his on base percentage to .477, fifth-best in the RMAC. Sauceda also boasts one of the RMAC's best fielding percentages with a .996 fielding percentage, sixth best in the conference.
Senior, Jason Lighthall (Littleton, Colo.) ranks third among qualified RMAC starters with a 4.17 ERA. Lighthall leads the Pack with 45.1 innings pitched.
Tanner Fuhrmann (Sr., Flagstaff, Ariz.) shares the RMAC's lead in fielding percentage. Furhmann is hitting .340 with six doubles this season.
Scouting Colorado Christian:
The Cougars bring a 14-16 record into the weekend. They are 9-11 in RMAC play and rank seventh in the conference standings.
Colorado Christian is the RMAC's worst fielding team. They have a .933 fielding percentage.
Cooper Gray leads the RMAC with 14 stolen bases. Gray's five triples shares the RMAC lead with the Pack's Zach Hoffman (Sr., South Jordan, Utah).
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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