PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - May 12, 2012) - In a game that featured a program with a rich tradition of championships against a program seeking its first conference title, the conventional wisdom that experience counts was turned on its ear as nothing would stop Regis' elite tournament pitching as the Rangers defeated CSU-Pueblo 9-2 in the RMAC Championship game Saturday.
CSU-Pueblo would strand five runners in the first two innings while Regis seemed to make every play early on, including a back-breaking 9-2 double play with the bases loaded in the top of the first that took the air out of the ThunderWolves.
The ThunderWolves sent top starter Mike Fabrizio (So., Pueblo, Colo.) to the mound, hoping to exorcise the demons left from his epic duel with Regis on Wednesday which ended in a 3-0 loss despite a 13-strikeout performance.
Saturday, Fabrizio wasn't as successful, allowing six runs in four innings.
Offensively, CSU-Pueblo couldn't dent Regis starter Kyle Mack, who despite issuing seven walks, relied upon a strong crop of fielders behind him to keep the ThunderWolves from scoring, as the Pack stranded 10 on the basepaths.
CSU-Pueblo ends the season with a 30-24 season, clinching its first 30-win season since 2009. ThunderWolves Kyle Clemens (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.), Wade Beauvais (Jr., Pueblo, Colo.) and Chris Schindler (Sr., San Mateo, Calif.) were named to the RMAC All-Tournament Team.