GOLDEN, Colo. (April 8, 2018) - Colorado State University-Pueblo softball dropped its first two games of a four game series Saturday at Colorado School of Mines. A late rally by the Pack in game one fell short 4-3 and CSM won the nightcap 9-2 in six innings.
For the day CSU-Pueblo was led by Michaela Burpee (Jr., Union City, Calif.) going 5-for-8 with two doubles and an RBI.
In game one the Pack put up two quick runs in their first at bat. K'Lee Kent (Sr., Hobbs, NM) recorded an RBI and a defensive error allowed for the runs to score.
Colorado Mines cut the lead in half in their first time at the plate. CSM took the lead with two runs in the third inning for a 3-2 lead.
The Pack got after Mines pitcher Hallie Smith and kept the pressure in every inning. The ThunderWolves left multiple runners on base on four occasions and in the third left the bases loaded.
In the seventh the ThunderWolves got the tying run to third base and two outs but a pop flyout on the infield ended the threat.
In the circle Kent pitched six innings and allowed four earned runs on seven hits.
For the game CSU-Pueblo left eleven runners on base.
Burpee went 2-for-4 and a double at the plate.
The home team used two four-run innings and build a 9-2 lead.
Pack pitcher Hannah Anderson (So., Spokane, Wash.) lasted 3.1 and gave up five runs on five hits and one strikeout.
Kent came on with one out in the fourth and surrendered four runs on four hits and finished with two strikeouts.
From the second through fifth innings the Pack managed four base runners against CSM pitcher Claire Stringfellow.
In the final frame CSU-Pueblo added two runs after taking advantage of a Mines' defensive error and a wild pitch. The ThunderWolves left two on base before a flyout ended the game 9-4.
CSU-Pueblo (9-28, 7-19 RMAC) finishes the series against Mines Monday with another doubleheader scheduled to start at 11 a.m. at CSM Softball Field.
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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.