PUEBLO, Colo. (April 8, 2017) – The Colorado State University-Pueblo softball team earned a split versus Colorado School of Mines Saturday in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference action at the Rawlings Softball Complex.
The Pack scored an 8-3 victory in game one and dropped a 13-1 decision in five innings in the nightcap.
In game one CSU-Pueblo's offense ignited from the start, scoring six runs in the first two innings.
In their first at bat the Pack loaded the bases before an out was recorded and scored the game's first run on an RBI single by Michaela Burpee (So., C, Union City, Calif.).
Lexie Martindale (Sr., DP, Pueblo, Colo.) accounted for the second run earning an RBI on a groundout.
The ThunderWolves retired the Orediggers in order in the second inning to quickly go back on offense.
In the second frame the Pack earned RBI singles by Hailey Bennett (Fr., INF, Norco, Calif.) and Sabrina Felix (Fr., OF, Corona, Calif.) and capitalized on a passed ball plating two more runs and build a 6-0 lead.
The Orediggers got on the board in the fourth inning by playing small ball.
CSU-Pueblo tallied single runs in each of the fifth and sixth innings. Morgan Hatfield (So., INF, Upland, Calif.) collected her first RBI of the season in the fifth on a sac fly out.
Another passed ball in the sixth inning allowed another run to cross.
CSM scored a single run in the seventh before Pack pitcher K'Lee Kent (Jr., Hobbs, NM) recorded her third strikeout of the game to close the door on the Orediggers and improve to 3-7 on the year.
Game two the Orediggers' potent offense scored ten runs in the first two innings highlighted by an eight-run second inning.
The ThunderWolves scored their lone run in the second inning on an RBI single by Moriah Turney (Sr., 2B, Brighton, Colo.).
The Orediggers added three runs in the fourth cushioning the lead.
Prior to first pitch both of the teams took a moment of silence and wore red ribbons to honor New Mexico Highlands University softball player Danielle Cordova who passed away this week.
The series concludes Sunday with another doubleheader set for an 11 a.m. first pitch at Rawlings Softball Complex.
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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.