Pack win in extras, split DH at Fort Lewis

Pack win in extras, split DH at Fort Lewis

DURANGO, Colo. (April 21, 2018) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo softball team won its first extra-inning game of the season 7-4 in game two of a RMAC doubleheader at Fort Lewis College. The home team came away with a 3-2 victory in game one.

On the day five Pack players got multiple hits on the day led by senior Alyssa Ubrun (Olympia, Wash.) who gathered three hits including a homerun.

Ubrun, along with Shelby Bennett (Jr., Norco, Calif.) and Michaela Burpee (Jr., Union City, Calif.) each registered homeruns in the twin bill.

In the first game fans were treated to a pitcher's dual between the Pack's K'Lee Kent (Sr., Hobbs, NM) and FLC's Mandy Lorenson. The duo limited hitters to three hits in five innings combined in a scoreless game.

The Pack got on their first hit and scored the game's first run in top of the sixth on a RBI-single by Bennett.

Fort Lewis responded and put up three runs of their own and took a 3-1 lead going to the seventh.

In the final attempt with two outs, Kent hit an RBI-double and got the tying and go-ahead runs in scoring position before a flyout ended the threat and the game 3-2.

Kent's pitch line finished at six innings, and allowed five hits, one earned run and she went 2-for-4 at the dish.

The second game CSU-Pueblo again scored the games' first run. In the third inning, a sac fly from Gabby Moreno (So., Scottsdale, Ariz.) put the Pack on top early.

FLC matched the run in their half with a leadoff homerun.

In their next at bat, the Pack regained the lead 2-1 on a solo homerun hit by Burpee.

The Skyhawks tied the game in sixth inning after taking advantage of a walk followed by a double to the wall. Pack pitcher Hannah Anderson (So., Spokane, Wash.) lasted 5.1 innings, gave up two runs on nine hits. Kent came on in relief to cap sixth inning damage.

CSU-Pueblo plated a pair of runs and took a 4-2 lead in the seventh thanks to solo homeruns by Bennett and Ubrun.

The home team did not relinquish in their final at bat and down 4-2, the Skyhawks scored the tying runs with two outs to take the game into extra innings tied up at four.

A scoreless eighth set up a big three-run ninth inning by the Pack. 

Anderson shifted into the designated player position and singled to leadoff the frame followed by a single to right by Vivian Ledesma (Jr., Colton, Calif.) set up Ubrun to collect another RBI on a single to the outfield.

Ledesma and Ubrun would come around to score on a passed ball and fielder's choice, respectively and build a 7-4 lead.

The Skyhawks managed one hit in the bottom of the ninth before Kent shut the door. She finished with 3.2 innings pitched, and allowed two runs on five hits and she fanned five batters.

CSU-Pueblo (14-31, 12-22 RMAC) finishes the series against Fort Lewis with another doubleheader Sunday. First pitch is set for 11 a.m. at FLC 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.