|Posted April 24, 2009|
ThunderWolves stopped by Kearney hurler
KEARNEY, Neb. - CSU-Pueblo went into Friday night showdown with Nebraska-Kearney knowing they had a tall task in defeating arguably the top arm in the RMAC, UNK's Ryan Shelton. But Shelton may have saved his best outing of his career for the Pack Friday as CSU-Pueblo fell 12-1.
In eight innings, Shelton allowed one run and struck out 17 ThunderWolves, the most ever Pack players sat down by an opposing pitcher. Overall, CSU-Pueblo struck out 18 times against Kearney pitching, a new school record.
The ThunderWolves hope to follow the fortune of their previous series with Kearney back in March, when the Pack fell to the Shelton-led Lopers on Friday night only to take the final three games of the series. CSU-Pueblo needs just one more win to secure the RMAC Plains Division Championship.
The Pack will take it back to the field Saturday for a double-dip at Kearney's Memorial Field.