|Posted May 3, 2009|
Fobes busts consecutive hits mark as Pack splits
PUEBLO - CSU-Pueblo closed its regular season Sunday when it split a doubleheader with Colorado School of Mines, winning 7-2 before dropping an 11-6 decision.
In the progress, senior leftfielder Jason Fobes (Sr., Longmont, Colo.) had a perfect afternoon, going a combined 7-for-7, and setting a school record for most consecutive at bats with a hit, running the mark to 10 and counting.
In his 4-for-4 performance in game one, Fobes was a homer shy of the cycle, busting out two triples, a double and a single. Fobes' consecutive hits streak began in game two of Saturday's game, where he turned in a 3-for-4 performance.
On the ThunderWolves' senior day, another Pack senior, Nick Balentine (Sr., Newark, Calif.), turned in his finest pitching performance of the season, throwing 5-1/3 innings of no-hit ball in earning his first win of the season. Balentine, who has struggled during his senior campaign, coming in with an ERA above 11, returned to the form he showed in 2007 and 2008, when he was among the team's leaders in ERA.
Team-wise, the ThunderWolves were able to run their 2009 record to 35-19 with the split as it enters the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament, which begins Wednesday at CSU-Pueblo's Rawlings Field, having won 3-of-4. The ThunderWolves will enter the tournament as the second-seed in the six-team tournament, and will face fifth-seeded Nebraska-Kearney at 7 p.m. Wednesday night.