|Posted March 13, 2009|
ThunderWolves post comeback win over Mines
GOLDEN, Colo. - The ThunderWolves climbed out of a 5-0 hole Friday, relying on a 12-hit effort to outlast the homestanding Orediggers 9-5.
Mines held a 5-0 lead after four innings, but the Pack's bats picked up with three hits in the 5th inning, sending Nick McLaughlin (Sr., Denver, Colo.) home on a sacrifice fly by Mark Sayas (Jr., Las Vegas, Nev.), and followed it up with a five-run sixth, headlined by two Oredigger errors and a 2-RBI single by Sayas.
From there, starting pitcher Dustin Timmins (Sr., Alamosa, Colo.) improved to a perfect 5-0 with the win, turning in 5-1/3 innings of work. Timmins was relieved magnificently by Kevin McDonald (Jr., Northglenn, Colo.) and Jesus Hernandez (Sr., Tucson, Ariz.), the Pack's masterful one-two closing punch, combining for 3-2/3 innings to only allow one hit. McDonald struck out two.
The ThunderWolves, now 17-5 and 8-1 in RMAC play, will continue its four-game set with Mines Saturday with a two-fer in Golden.