Pack earn series split against Grizzlies

Pack earn series split against Grizzlies

PUEBLO, Colo. (March 12, 2017) – Colorado State University-Pueblo softball earned a split of the final games of a four game series against Adams State University Sunday at the Rawlings Softball Complex.

 The ThunderWolves (9-11, 6-6 RMAC) were shutout in the first game 3-0 and held on for a 6-5 win in the series finale at Rawlings Softball Complex.

Gabby Moreno (Fr., 3B, Scottsdale, Ariz.) raked at the plate as she gathered four hits, three runs and hit her third homerun of the season in seven plate appearances on the day.

The story of game one was runners left on base as the Pack left eleven runners stranded and managed six hits in the game.

Adams State scored its first run on a double hit with two outs in the second inning.

The Grizzlies extended their lead in the fifth on a two-run double hit by ASU designated player April Riggins.

The ThunderWolves had several opportunities to score and left the bases loaded twice including in the sixth inning.

In the series finale CSU-Pueblo used a four run third to get past the Grizzlies.

Moreno scored the games' first run hitting a solo shot in the first getting the Pack offense started.

ASU evened the score in the second on three hits and RBI single by Kalin Johnson.

The third inning had seven runs cross the plate between the teams.

Adams State took the lead on five hits and three runs in the top of the inning.

The ThunderWolves smacked four hits in their half highlighted by a three-run blast by Michaela Burpee (So., C, Union City, Calif.), her team leading sixth of the season.

Sabrina Felix (Fr., OF, Corona, Calif.) accounted for the fourth run in the frame hitting a single to left field and score Nicole Montoya (Sr., OF, Pueblo, Colo.) who lead off the inning with a walk.

In the fourth Felix collected another RBI with two outs on a single scoring Moreno to build a 6-4 lead.

The Grizzlies tacked on a run in the sixth by playing small ball cutting into the Pack lead.

CSU-Pueblo took the one run lead into the final inning and Pack pitcher Lexie Martindale (Sr., Pueblo, Colo.) retired the side and left two runners stranded and earned her second win of the weekend to improve to 7-5 on the year.

CSU-Pueblo (9-11, 6-6 RMAC) hits the road next week and travels to Chadron State College for 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.