PUEBLO, Colo. (February 24, 2017) – The Colorado State University-Pueblo softball team will begin Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play this week with a four game series at Metropolitan State University of Denver beginning Sunday.
The Pack (3-5) open conference play after finishing a nonconference schedule where CSU-Pueblo competed at the Dixie State Tournament and a home-home series against Colorado Christian.
Through the first two weeks of the season the Pack is led by Michaela Burpee (So., Union City, Calif.) who enters the weekend batting .462 with three homeruns and two doubles.
Freshman Sabrina Felix (Corona, Calif.) had a big offensive series against CCU going 6-for-11 (.545) at the plate with three doubles and three RBIs recorded in four games.
Christa Angers (Fr., Villa Park, Calif.) has homered twice for the Pack.
In the circle Lexie Martindale (Sr., Pueblo, Colo.) has a 3-2 record and two complete games in five appearances. She has fanned 13 batters and has held the opposition to a .317 average.
Burpee sits tied for second in the RMAC in homeruns (3) and ranks in the top ten in both batting average (.462) and slugging percentage (.885).
SETTING THE STAGE
Last season CSU-Pueblo went 0-4 against MSU Denver. The Pack suffered two RMAC Tournament losses including in the finals versus the Roadrunners.
MSU Denver (6-7)
Last time on the field: MSU Denver lost 5-2 at No. 10 St. Mary's (TX). MSUD is led offensively by Hayley Fields with a .429 average. In the circle the Roadrunners are guided by Cassidy Smith (2-4, 3.75 ERA).
Live stats links for select games can be found on the ThunderWolves' schedule page.
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Twitter - @gothunderwolves / @CSUPsoftball
Facebook - @CSU-Pueblo Athletics / @CSU-Pueblo softball
ON DECK FOR THE THUNDERWOLVES
CSU-Pueblo opens an eight-game homestand hosting Black Hills State (Mar. 4-5) and Adams State (Mar. 11-12) at the Rawlings Softball Complex.
As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.