CSU-Pueblo continues homestand against Adams State

CSU-Pueblo continues homestand against Adams State

PUEBLO, Colo. (March 10, 2017) – Colorado State University-Pueblo softball remains home this week and welcomes Adams State University for a four game Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference series at Rawlings Softball Complex.

The ThunderWolves (7-9, 4-4 RMAC) evened their conference record after sweeping Black Hills State last week to open the RMAC home schedule.

CSU-Pueblo's offense ignited from the onset en route to a .409 team batting average led by Kennedy Smith (Sr., OF/C, Fillmore, Calif.) going 7-for-9 (.778 average) and two walks at the plate in four games played. The veteran notched one double, a triple and three RBIs at the plate.

Freshman Gabby Moreno (Fr., 3B, Scottsdale, Ariz.) continued her early season dominance smacking two bombs and collected nine RBIs. She finished 7-for-12 (.583 average) at the plate with four walks and one double.

Moreno singled in the game winner of game one in extra innings to secure a 5-4 (8 inn.) Pack win.

Shelby Bennett (So., OF, Norco, Calif.) hit her first homerun of the season in game two, an 11-0 run rule CSU-Pueblo victory.

Christa Angers (Fr., 1B, Villa Park, Calif.) sits second on the team in homeruns following her 2-run shot in game three of the series guiding the Pack in a 10-2 (6 inn.) win.

The ThunderWolves pitching staff came together and shut down the Yellow Jackets holding BHSU to a .276 average and collecting 17 strikeouts combined.

Senior designated player Lexie Martindale (Pueblo, Colo.) collected two wins in three appearances for the Pack. She allowed no runs and scattered just four hits in 9 1/3 innings in the circle. She held BHSU to a .138 average and fanned ten batters.

Martindale came through in the clutch at the plate during game two of the series, crushing a grand slam homerun in the second inning.

K'Lee Kent (Jr., P, Hobbs, NM) and Shannon Lieber (Sr., P, Lone Tree, Colo.) each picked up their first wins during the series.

Kent's win came in arguably her best outing of her Pack career in game one Sunday tossing six innings and allowed two runs, both earned, on six hits along with two strikeouts.

Lieber earned her victory in game two Saturday after going three innings in the circle and allowed no runs on three hits with two strikeouts in the run ruled shortened game.

SETTING THE STAGE

Last season the ThunderWolves swept Adams State in a four game series at Rawlings Complex.

OPPONENT CAPSULES

Adams State (4-14, 3-5 RMAC)

            Last time on the field: Adams State lost four games at #14 Colorado Mesa last week. ASU is led offensively by Tyler Hays with a .431 average. In the circle the Grizzlies are guided by Lauren Murphy (3-6, 6.32 ERA).

LIVE STATS

Live stats links for select games can be found on the ThunderWolves' schedule page.

FOLLOW THE THUNDERWOLVES

Twitter - @gothunderwolves / @CSUPsoftball

Facebook - @CSU-Pueblo Athletics / @CSU-Pueblo softball

ON DECK FOR THE THUNDERWOLVES

CSU-Pueblo goes on the road Mar. 18-19 and battles Chadron State College in a four game RMAC series in Chadron, Neb.

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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.