LAKEWOOD, Colo. (February 18, 2018) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo softball team dropped a pair of five-inning nonconference games Sunday at Colorado Christian University. The Pack lost the first game 9-1 and fell 13-5 in game two.
Michaela Burpee (Jr., Union City, Calif.) went 3-for-4 and a hit by pitch at the plate to guide the ThunderWolves.
The Pack managed nine hits in the two games and took until the second game for the Pack offense to come alive with seven hits. CSU-Pueblo left seven runners on base and were struck out nine times.
In game one CCU's Kenzie Mattey dominated in the circle allowing just one hit. She faced nineteen hitters and struck out eight to stay unbeaten on the year (5-0).
The Pack got their run in the third capitalizing on a defensive error. Sabrina Felix (So., Corona, Calif.) reached safely and collected an RBI on the play.
Starting pitcher K'Lee Kent (Sr., Hobbs, NM) went 3.2 innings and allowed five earned runs on five hits. The hurler finished with two strikeouts and one free pass and drop to 1-3 on the year.
In the finale the offense of Burpee and Shelby Bennett (Jr., Norco, Calif.) to assist the Pack. Bennett went 2-for-3 with two RBIs for the Pack.
The home team had two big innings scoring eleven runs in the first and third frames combined. CCU scored five runs on five hits in the first and six runs on five hits and two defensive errors to race past the ThunderWolves.
Pack starting pitcher Laci Lashley (R-Fr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) lasted 2.1 innings giving up nine runs, seven earned on eight hits.
Kent came on in relief and tossed two innings and giving up four runs.
CSU-Pueblo (1-6) will look to snap its six-game losing streak Saturday when they open Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play against MSU Denver. The teams are scheduled to play the four game series at South HS while turf is being installed at Rawlings Softball Complex. First pitch is scheduled for Saturday at 12 p.m.
As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.