|Posted May 1, 2011|
ThunderWolves again downed by Mesa State
PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - May 1, 2011) - CSU-Pueblo lost their third straight to Mesa State Sunday, falling 12-5 to the Mavericks and sinking the Pack further down the RMAC standings.
Mesa State scored in each inning but two, sealing the game with a five-run 8th inning. They torched the Pack for 18 hits as seven of the Mavericks' nine starters recorded at least two hits on the day.
CSU-Pueblo, meanwhile, would only get as close as 5-3 in the fourth inning after opening the inning with a triple by Beau Stevens (Sr., Westminster, Colo.) followed by a double by Craig Davis (Sr., Westminster, Colo.). But the Pack couldn't convert the big inning, going down in order after those two big hits as their last credible threat of the day disappeared.
With the loss, CSU-Pueblo falls to 24-22 overall and 19-17 in RMAC play. The ThunderWolves have now lost six of its past eight and are have officially fallen out of contention for finishing second or third in the RMAC as only four games remain in the season.
CSU-Pueblo, which has already clinched a playoff spot, holds a half-game lead over Regis for the fourth place spot. Next weekend, the Pack has a four-game set with Mountain Division-leading Metro State while Regis takes on RMAC and Plains Division-leading Nebraska-Kearney to close the regular season.