|Posted March 22, 2009|
ThunderWolves salvage series with gutsy win
The Pack was able to bounce back from a doublheader loss on Saturday to post an 18-11 win over New Mexico Highlands Sunday.
The ThunderWolves' win allows them to avoid the unlikely sweep to Highlands in their first weekend of competition since being ranked 13th in the nation this week.
Early on, CSU-Pueblo seemed to be destined to another unceremonious loss, but the Pack bats and long reliever Dillon Meaney (Jr., Westminster, Colo.) quelled those fears.
Trailing 6-0 in the second inning, CSU-Pueblo put up 12 runs in the bottom of the second as the ThunderWolves sent 14 batters to the plate, buoyed by a two-run shot by Matt Wismann (Sr., Palo Alto, Calif.) and a two hits by Jason Fobes (Sr., Longmont, Colo.) in the inning, who came through with a two-run single. Both Fobes and Wismann logged three hits during the game.
After the Pack's big inning, Meaney, who came in 1-1/3 innings into the game, logged 6-2/3 innings on the mound, allowing eight hits and five runs, giving the ThunderWolves its most consistent pitching outing over the past three games.
CSU-Pueblo improved to 21-8 with the win and 12-4 in RMAC play. CSU-Pueblo will take off for Phoenix, Ariz. for a quick two-game series with Grand Canyon University on Tuesday before heading to Grand Junction, Colo. to take on Mesa State in what can determine the top team in the Central Region.