CSU-Pueblo battles against UCCS

CSU-Pueblo battles against UCCS

PUEBLO, Colo. (March 30, 2018) - Colorado State University-Pueblo softball dropped two games versus University of Colorado Colorado Springs Friday at Rawlings Softball Complex. The ThunderWolves lost a 1-0 dual in the opener and fell 9-6 in game two.

Marissa Piatt (Fr., San Luis Obispo, Calif.) and Vivian Ledesma (Jr., Colton, Calif.) each collected two hits on the day for the Pack.

The series opener was a pitcher's dual between the Pack's K'Lee Kent (Sr., Hobbs, NM) and UCCS' Taylor Reidhead. In the third UCCS scored the lone run of the game on an infield single through the left side.

Kent tossed seven innings and scattered six hits to go with four strikeouts.

Ledesma finished 2-for-3 at the plate.

The Pack's best scoring chance came in the second inning when they loaded the bases and UCCS enduced a groundout to end the inning.

In game two Michaela Burpee (Jr., Union City, Calif.) recorded three RBIs and Piatt went 2-for-3 with a run, walk and RBI.

Piatt put the Pack on top early in the first inning with one run crossing the plate.

UCCS scored two runs in the third and and the ThunderWolves responded with three runs in their half inning.

Burpee singled to centerfield, scoring a pair of runs. The third run crossed on double stolen base attempt from CSU-Pueblo.

After a scoreless fourth inning, a combined nine runs scored in the fifth. 

UCCS scored seven runs on six hits and took advantage of two defensive errors to take a 9-4 lead.

Ledesma doubled down the left field line scoring a run, followed by an RBI-groundout by Burpee put the deficit at three runs.

In the sixth, CSU-Pueblo brought the tying run to the plate with one out and a strikeout and groundout ended the threat.

UCCS retired the Pack in order in the seventh to end the game 9-6.

CSU-Pueblo (8-23, 7-15 RMAC) ends the series against UCCS Saturday at 11 a.m. 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.