CSU-Pueblo Baseball Headlines
June 30, 2010
Pack baseball adds 13 recruits for 2011
The Colorado State University-Pueblo baseball program will add 13 new recruits to its 2011 roster, head baseball coach Stan Sanchez announced Wednesday. After losing six starting position players, including three infielders, as well as three starting pitchers to graduation, the focus of the class of 2010 was undoubtedly to replenish the teams infield and pitching.
May 13, 2010
Sanchez, Roff earn regional gold gloves
CSU-Pueblo infielders received recognition Thursday when second baseman Mike Sanchez and third baseman Austin Roff each were recognized with the NCAA Division II Central Region Rawlings/ABCA Gold Glove Award.
May 7, 2010
Big inning dooms T-Wolves, ends season
The ThunderWolves saw their hopes for a repeat as RMAC Tournament champions disappear, as a seven-run inning by Mesa State buried the Pack and ejected them from the RMAC playoffs.
May 6, 2010
Pack downs Regis, lives to play another day
CSU-Pueblo put it together in a big way Thursday in an RMAC Tournament elimination game vs. Regis, stringing together 15 hits and claiming a 13-3 win over the Rangers.
May 5, 2010
Pueblo Chieftain: Pack seeks magic in Nebraska
Stan Sanchez is hoping his team can rediscover some magic today when the Colorado State University-Pueblo baseball team begins play in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament.
May 5, 2010
ThunderWolves fall to UNK, head to losers' bracket
For the second consecutive season, Nebraska-Kearney has sent CSU-Pueblo to the losers' bracket in the RMAC Tournament as the Pack fell 5-1 to the Lopers in Kearney Wednesday.
May 5, 2010
Pack receives six all-RMAC selections
Six ThunderWolves were recognized as all-conference performers, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced Wednesday, with the Pack securing three second-team selections and three third-team selections.
May 1, 2010
Sanchez goes yard twice as Pack salvages win
Second baseman Mike Sanchez hit two bombs - his first two homers of his career - as the Pack salvaged a split with Colorado School of Mines Saturday.
April 30, 2010
Hapless ThunderWolves falter vs. Mines
CSU-Pueblo stranded 12 runners and only sent one run across the plate Friday night, falling 10-1 to Colorado School of Mines in Golden.
April 25, 2010
Pack swept out of Kearney
CSU-Pueblo squandered a golden opportunity to secure the RMAC Plains Division title Sunday at Nebraska-Kearney as the Lopers completed a three-game sweep of the ThunderWolves.
April 24, 2010
Pack's game with Kearney postponed, CSUP trails
CSU-Pueblo's nine-inning affair with Nebraska-Kearney Saturday was called due to rain in the eighth inning as the Pack trailed 6-5. The game will be continued tomorrow at noon, as will the remaining game of the three-game series.
April 23, 2010
Pack arms implode at Kearney
CSU-Pueblo gave up 19 runs Friday, undoing 15 ThunderWolf hits as the Pack fell 19-9 at Nebraska-Kearney.
April 18, 2010
'Pack the Park' draws over 2,000, nets Pack win
The ThunderWolves' 'Pack the Park' game was an unabashed success Sunday night as the ThunderWolves grabbed a 7-4 win in front of over 2,000 fans at Hobbs Field at the Runyon Sports Complex.
April 17, 2010
Pack the Park rescheduled to Sunday, April 18
Due to inclement weather, the Colorado State University-Pueblo athletics department will now host the sixth annual Pack the Park event and the Art & Lorraine Gonzales Youth Baseball Clinic on Sunday, April 18 at 5:05 p.m. at Runyon Field.
April 17, 2010
ThunderWolves on cusp of a sweep
CSU-Pueblo earned a win in the first game of a doubleheader at Regis Saturday, and carried a 14-12 lead into the 7th inning of game two before the game was called due to darkness.
April 10, 2010
Pack snags series win with split
It may not have been the prettiest day for the Pack, but CSU-Pueblo rode hot bats to a split with Colorado Christian Saturday, securing the series win.
April 9, 2010
Stellar Pack arms dominate Colorado Christian
CSU-Pueblo found its one-two pitching punch against Colorado Christian, getting a pair of dominant - and quick - complete-game wins from Cole Stephens and Josh Herback-South as the Pack recorded 3-2 and 7-0 wins over the Cougars.
April 3, 2010
Pack roughed up at Metro
CSU-Pueblo couldn't point to many positives Saturday following a 19-2 loss to Metro State in Denver.
April 2, 2010
ThunderWolves drop two at Metro
CSU-Pueblo had trouble finishing games Friday at Metro State, losing the opener 9-7 on a walk-off home run and the nightcap 6-5 when a 7th inning rally came up short.
March 28, 2010
Pack downed by Mesa State
CSU-Pueblo had trouble with its pitching in one game, and trouble with its bats in the other as the Pack fell to a doubleheader sweep to Mesa State Sunday.
March 27, 2010
Stephens powers Pack to split with Mesa
Behind a dominant complete game performance by closer-turned-starter, Cole Stephens, CSU-Pueblo beat archrival Mesa State 2-1 before falling 7-4 in the nightcap, getting a split with the Mavericks.
March 24, 2010
ThunderWolves outsmart MIT
CSU-Pueblo claimed a non-conference win against some of the smartest baseball players in the nation Wednesday, besting Massachusetts Institute of Technology 9-4 at the Russ Matt Invitational in Chander, Ariz.
March 23, 2010
T-Wolves victimized again by weather, will face MIT
CSU-Pueblo saw its fifth consecutive game get rained out Tuesday in an unlikely locale, Phoenix, Ariz., as the Pack's Tuesday games with Division III powers, Carleton (Minn.) and Southern Maine, were cancelled. Instead, CSU-Pueblo picked up a game against M.I.T. in Phoenix Wednesday.
March 21, 2010
Snow claims Highlands series
CSU-Pueblo's weekend series with nationally-ranked New Mexico Highlands has been cancelled due to snow, New Mexico Highlands University announced Sunday.
March 13, 2010
Pack secures sweep with walk-off double
Reserve catcher Jake Orr was the star for the ThunderWolves Saturday, coming through with a two-run double in the Pack's improbable 4-3 comeback win, securing a doubleheader sweep of the Orediggers.
March 12, 2010
Pack tees off on Mines
CSU-Pueblo kept up their hot streak in RMAC games, recording a 15-1 win over Colorado Mines Friday.
March 9, 2010
ThunderWolves swept by #26 Highlands
CSU-Pueblo's high after their weekend sweep of Nebraska-Kearney were dashed Tuesday when it was tripped up by arguably the RMAC's top team in New Mexico Highlands.
March 9, 2010
Sayas, Montano nab RMAC Player of the Week honors
CSU-Pueblo swept the RMAC's Player of the Week honors this week, as Joaquin Montano earned Pitcher of the Week honors while Mark Sayas nabbed Player of the Week honors.
March 6, 2010
Hot Pack arms complete sweep of Kearney
Behind two strong starting pitching performances and the long-awaited debut of senior closer Cole Stephens, CSU-Pueblo swept a pair from Nebraska-Kearney Saturday, securing a three-game sweep of the Lopers.
March 5, 2010
Strong start by Meaney, Pack bats lead to win
Pack ace Dillon Meaney turned in his best start of the season as CSU-Pueblo knocked off Nebraska-Kearney 6-3 Friday afternoon.
March 2, 2010
Snow pushes another series to Pueblo
For the second consecutive week, snowy conditions on an opponent's field has flipped the site of a baseball series to Pueblo, where the ThunderWolves will host Nebraska-Kearney.
February 27, 2010
Doubleheader split leads to series loss to Regis
The ThunderWolves split a doubleheader with Regis Saturday, falling in the three-game series two games to one against the squad that entered the weekend with the worst record in the RMAC.
February 26, 2010
Pack falls short to Regis
Facing a strange "road" game at Pueblo's Runyon Field against Regis, CSU-Pueblo couldn't catch up following an early-inning explosion by the Rangers, falling 7-6.
February 25, 2010
Poor field conditions force weekend baseball to Pueblo
Due to poor field conditions at Regis from last weekend's winter storm, CSU-Pueblo will host this weekend's baseball series with Regis University, the CSU-Pueblo and Regis athletic departments announced Thursday.
February 19, 2010
Sayas' steal of home lifts T-Wolves
Facing a potential doubleheader sweep Friday against 29th-ranked New Mexico Highlands, a gutsy steal of home by Mark Sayas provided the ThunderWolves momentum to claim the back end of Friday's twin bill.
February 13, 2010
Pack, Mesa State trade shutouts in doubleheader
The Pack finished up an impressive weekend against their biggest rival, Mesa State, Saturday, trading shutouts, winning 12-0 before falling 4-0, and splitting a four-game set with the Mavericks.
February 12, 2010
ThunderWolves split with Mesa State
The ThunderWolves came away with their third doubleheader split of the season Friday when they claimed a 12-5 win over Mesa State after falling 8-0 to the Mavericks.
February 6, 2010
Pack gets another split with Metro in home opener
The ThunderWolves rebounded from a blown save loss in game one of Saturday's doubleheader to ride a complete game gem by newcomer Joaquin Montano to get a 9-2 win in the nightcap and come away with the split.
February 5, 2010
Pack opens season with split at Metro State
The ThunderWolves opened their 2010 slate Friday, bringing hot bats and literally cold arms to battle, and leaving Denver with a bittersweet split with the Roadrunners.
January 26, 2010
Pack junior Rodriguez writing for national baseball blog
CSU-Pueblo junior first baseman, Josiah Rodriguez, is penning a blog for the college baseball web site, PingBaseball.com. Click here to read Josiah's blog on ThunderWolf baseball.
January 19, 2010
RMAC coaches pick Pack to finish third
CSU-Pueblo was picked to finish third in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and repeat as RMAC Plains Division champions, according to the 2010 RMAC Preseason Baseball poll released Tuesday. Senior pitcher Dillon Meaney was also a preseason all-RMAC selection.
January 2, 2010
Baseball sweeps Best-of-Decade polls
The visitors to GoThunderWolves.com have spoken, and resoundingly highlighted the exploits of the CSU-Pueblo baseball team as CSU-Pueblo's best of the decade.
December 23, 2009
Pack opens up 2010 nationally-ranked
The CSU-Pueblo baseball program was greeted with wonderful holiday news, as the squad was ranked in the nation's top 40 by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
December 11, 2009
Pack alum Fobes signs professional contract
Jason Fobes, a 2009 all-American at CSU-Pueblo, became the latest in a long line of ThunderWolf baseball players to go professional, signing a pro contract with the Traverse City (Mich.) Beach Bums of the Frontier League.
September 7, 2009
ThunderWolf alum Williams on cusp of Major League roster
Former CSU-Pueblo pitcher, Jeff Williams, was called up to the AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees this weekend, and will be pencilled in as the SWB Yankees' closer as they enter the International League Playoffs this week.
July 16, 2009
Pack alum Pechek signs with Brewers
Former CSU-Pueblo catcher Tony Pechek has been signed by the Milwaukee Brewers and will report to its Rookie League farm club in the Arizona League.
July 6, 2009
Pack alum Williams is Frontier League All-Star
CSU-Pueblo baseball alumnus, Jeff Williams, now pitching for the Traverse City Beach Bums of the Frontier League, was selected as a Frontier League All-Star, the league reported Monday.
June 30, 2009
Pack alum Newby called up to AAA
Former CSU-Pueblo pitcher Joey Newby has been called up to the Tacoma Raniers, the AAA affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.
June 30, 2009
Pack alum Massaro voted Northern League all-star
Former CSU-Pueblo outfielder Mike Massaro, current playing with the Gary Southshore RailCats, has been selected to the Northern League All-Star team, the Northern League announced Tuesday.
June 25, 2009
Former Pack standout Mattivi gets pro contract
Former CSU-Pueblo pitcher Mario Mattivi earned a chance to compete at the professional level Wednesday when he was signed to pitch for the St. George Roadrunners, a team in the independent Golden League.
June 9, 2009
Longmont Times-Call: Fobes has shot in draft
As the Major League Baseball draft begins Tuesday, the Longmont Times-Call profiles one of their own, CSU-Pueblo all-American Jason Fobes.
June 8, 2009
Fobes earns third all-American honor
CSU-Pueblo outfielder Jason Fobes was named a first-team all-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers' Association, it was announced Sunday.
June 4, 2009
Fobes earns another all-American honor
CSU-Pueblo senior outfielder Jason Fobes has been named a third-team selection to the American Baseball Coaches' Association all-American team, the ABCA announced this week.
May 26, 2009
Fobes becomes CSUP's first academic all-American
CSU-Pueblo outfielder Jason Fobes, recently named a Daktronics first-team All-American, added another honor to his resume Tuesday when he was named a first-team academic all-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
May 22, 2009
Fobes named first-team all-American
CSU-Pueblo outfielder Jason Fobes has been named a first-team All-American on the Daktronics Division II Baseball all-American team, Daktronics announced Friday.
May 18, 2009
Three ThunderWolves earn ABCA all-region honors
Three CSU-Pueblo baseball standouts have earned all-Central Region honors from the American Baseball Coaches' Association (ABCA), the organization announced Monday morning.
May 17, 2009
Gas runs out on ThunderWolves' ride
The ThunderWolves' 2009 season was jump-started in a come-from-behind win over Southwest Minnesota State early Saturday, but faced with claiming its second win on the day, CSU-Pueblo's truck simply ran out of gas against Wayne State at the NCAA Division II Central Regionals.
May 16, 2009
Pack posts stunning comeback at regionals
Late-inning rallies in baseball are usually a loud, emotionally draining affair. Saturday, as CSU-Pueblo staged a stunning come-from-behind win over Southwest Minnesota State in the NCAA Division II Central Region Tournament in Grand Junction, the ThunderWolves managed to be both docile and emotional at once, coming back from a 14-8 deficit after seven innings to emerge the victor, besting the Mustangs 15-14 in what may have been the most surreal rally in the history of the program.
May 15, 2009
Behind Meaney, Pack ejects Minnesota St.
In a do-or-die game, Pack hurler Dillon Meaney went above and beyond the call of duty, throwing a complete-game 8-hitter as the ThunderWolves scored a 13-4 win over second-seeded Minnesota State Friday in the NCAA Central Regionals.
May 14, 2009
Sleeping giant wakes up vs. ThunderWolves
CSU-Pueblo couldn't continue its hot streak after last week's RMAC Championship run, watching a 3-0 first-inning lead evaporate as Mesa State scored a 17-6 win over the ThunderWolves at the NCAA Division II Central Regionals.
May 13, 2009
Mattivi, Fobes, Wismann named Daktronics all-Region
Pitcher Mario Mattivi and outfielder Jason Fobes were both named Daktronics NCAA Division II All-Central region first team selections, Daktronics announced Wednesday. Utility player Matt Wismann was also named a second-team selection.
May 11, 2009
ThunderWolves garner sixth-seed at region
The CSU-Pueblo baseball team received the sixth-seed in the six-team NCAA Division II Central Regional Tournament, the NCAA announced today.
May 9, 2009
Pack exorcises demons, claims RMAC Championship
ThunderWolves take down Kearney ace, New Mexico Highlands en route to first title since 2004
May 8, 2009
CSU-Pueblo pulls out 11-10 thriller over Metro State
When a championship is one the line, a team of destiny usually emerges. Friday, as CSU-Pueblo and Metro State faced each other in an elimination game at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament, held at CSU-Pueblos Rawlings Field, fans were treated to a rare sight the scene created when two teams of destiny butt heads.
May 7, 2009
Fobes named CoSIDA Academic All-District
CSU-Pueblo outfielder Jason Fobes has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District VII team, CoSIDA announced Thursday.
May 7, 2009
Pack stays alive, ejects Mesa State
Behind a stellar outing by starting pitcher Dillon Meaney, CSU-Pueblo earned a huge win in an elimination game against top-seeded Mesa State, claiming a 6-3 win Thursday in the RMAC Tournament.
May 6, 2009
Pack nets three on all-RMAC first team
CSU-Pueblo sent three to the all-conference first team: catcher Tony Pechek, outfielder Jason Fobes and pitcher Mario Mattivi.
May 6, 2009
ThunderWolves fail to solve Kearney's Sheldon
For the third time this season, CSU-Pueblo was the victim of a lights out pitching performance by Nebraska-Kearney ace and recently-crowned RMAC Pitcher of the Year, Ryan Sheldon, losing 4-1 in the opening round of the RMAC Tournament.
May 3, 2009
Fobes busts consecutive hits mark as Pack splits
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.
May 2, 2009
Pack wraps up Plains Division with sweep of Mines
The Pack rode two effective pitching performances to claim two big wins over Colorado School of Mines Saturday, clinching the RMAC Plains Division for the ThunderWolves and securing the second seed in next week's RMAC Tournament.
May 1, 2009
2009 'Pack the Park' is May 1 vs. Colo. Mines
The Colorado State University-Pueblo athletics department will host the fifth annual Pack the Park event and the Art & Lorraine Gonzales Youth Baseball Clinic on Friday, May 1 at Runyon Field. Be part of a great baseball celebration as the CSU-Pueblo Baseball program strives to beat the All-Time Division II Attendance Record for a single game (3,683) set by the ThunderWolves in 2005.
May 1, 2009
Pack the Park cancelled
Due to inclement weather, CSU-Pueblo's "Pack the Park" night at Runyon Field in Pueblo has been cancelled. CSU-Pueblo will now play a pair of doubleheaders this weekend, with a double-dip scheduled for noon Saturday, and another doubleheader scheduled for noon on Sunday. All games are being held at CSU-Pueblo's Rawlings Field.
April 29, 2009
ThunderWolves hold on to sixth in region
Despite dropping four games to Nebraska-Kearney last weekend, CSU-Pueblo remained in the running for a regional bid, coming in at sixth in the region in the NCAA's latest Central Region rankings, released Wednesday.
April 26, 2009
Pack cool streak continues, loses 13-4
CSU-Pueblo suffered its second series sweep of the season Sunday when it lost 13-4 at Nebraska-Kearney.
April 25, 2009
ThunderWolves continue stumble vs. Kearney
Needing just one win to clinch the RMAC Plains Division title, CSU-Pueblo couldn't seize opportunities as Nebraska-Kearney swept Saturday's doubleheader, putting the ThunderWolves in danger of being swept from the weekend's four-game set.
April 24, 2009
ThunderWolves stopped by Kearney hurler
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.
April 22, 2009
Fobes named RMAC Academic Player of the Year
CSU-Pueblo senior outfielder Jason Fobes, a business major, has been named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Academic Player of the Year, the RMAC announced Wednesday.
April 22, 2009
ThunderWolves remain in fourth regionally
CSU-Pueblo held on to its ranking of fourth in the NCAA Division II Central Region rankings, released Wednesday.
April 21, 2009
Hernandez named RMAC Pitcher of the Week
CSU-Pueblo closer Jesus Hernandez, who left his comfort zone of closing for the world of long relief out of necessity this weekend vs. Regis, has been honored as the RMAC Pitcher of the Week, the RMAC announced Tuesday.
April 20, 2009
Sanchez gets 900th win as Pack splits with Regis
CSU-Pueblo head coach Stan Sanchez won his 900th career game Monday as the ThunderWolves moved ever closer to clinching the RMAC Plains Division title, splitting a doubleheader at Regis, losing 15-9 in the opener before winning 15-11 in the nightcap.
April 19, 2009
CSU-Pueblo stretches win streak to 8
CSU-Pueblo kept up its resurgence at Regis Sunday, scoring a 15-10 win over the Rangers and stretching its win streak to eight.
April 15, 2009
Bloom named national player of the week
ThunderWolf shortstop Eric Bloom has received his second player of the week honor this week, being named one of five players nationally as the "Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week" by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, it was announced Wednesday.
April 15, 2009
ThunderWolves debut at 4th in regional rankings
CSU-Pueblo got a favorable ranking of 4th in the Central Region in the NCAA's first Division II regional rankings, released Wednesday.
April 11, 2009
Not a misprint: Pack scores 32-23 win, claims sweep
All sorts of team records were set Saturday in a hitting display at Colorado Christian, as the ThunderWolves defeated the Cougars by a ridiculous 32-23 score before closing the series with a 9-3 win.
April 10, 2009
Pack stomps CCU as Bloom sets RBI record
The ThunderWolves cruised to a pair of wins over Colorado Christian Friday by scores of 12-9 and 24-8, riding a school record 8 RBI by Eric Bloom to victory in game two.
April 7, 2009
Fobes, Timmins selected as RMAC Players of the Week
CSU-Pueblo swept this week's RMAC baseball awards as senior outfielder/DH Jason Fobes was named RMAC Player of the Week and starting pitcher Dustin Timmins was named RMAC Pitcher of the Week, the RMAC announced Tuesday.
April 7, 2009
Pack battles in exhibition vs. Sky Sox
CSU-Pueblo baseball got to square down with the top prospects in the Colorado Rockies organization Tuesday, hanging with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox for five innings before losing in an exhibition at Security Service Field.
April 5, 2009
Pack seizes opportunities, sweeps Metro State
The ThunderWolves took advantage of a total of 19 walks, four wild pitches and two passed balls issued by Metro State Sunday, allowing the Pack to claim a sweep in a much-needed RMAC doubleheader.
April 3, 2009
Pack earns wild split vs. Metro
CSU-Pueblo and Metro State dished out a total of 67 hits over their doubleheader Friday as neither team scored under 10 runs, with Metro State winning 14-11 in the first game before the Pack evened the score with a 13-11 win.
March 29, 2009
ThunderWolves swept by Mesa
No. 3-ranked Mesa State completed a four-game sweep of the ThunderWolves Sunday at Grand Junction.
March 28, 2009
Pack vexed by two walk-off wins by Mesa
CSU-Pueblo had an opportunity to slay the dragon Saturday vs. No. 3 Mesa State, but in each game of the doubleheader, the Pack couldn't hold two 7th-inning leads, dropping two games to the Mavericks.
March 27, 2009
Pack falls short in first duel with Mesa
One big inning by the homestanding Mesa State Mavericks proved to be enough to secure a win as the ThunderWolves fell to the No. 3 Mavericks 6-3 Friday.
March 26, 2009
Pack vs. Mesa St. a 'Clash of the Titans'
It's been a few years since the annual showdown between No. 17 CSU-Pueblo and No. 3 Mesa State's baseball teams has been this highly anticipated, but this weekend's series can shape up to be a doozy.
March 25, 2009
Pack alums Christensen, Wittmus named all-century
CSU-Pueblo baseball alums Sam Christensen and Tony Wittmus have been named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference all-century team, the RMAC announced Wednesday.
March 24, 2009
ThunderWolves rebound, sweep Grand Canyon
If last weekend's series vs. New Mexico Highlands was the Pack hitting rock bottom, Tuesday's road doubleheader sweep at Grand Canyon was the Pack brushing the dust off and getting back on the horse.
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.
March 21, 2009
Pack suffers shocking breakdown vs. Highlands
The ThunderWolves played nothing like their ranking of 13th in the nation might suggest on Saturday vs. New Mexico Highlands, as Pack pitchers gave up a total of 37 runs over two games en route to being swept by the Cowboys.
March 20, 2009
Pitchers' dual goes to Highlands
In a pitchers' dual Friday night in which both starters for CSU-Pueblo and New Mexico Highlands were throwing their best stuff, mental errors by the Pack was the difference in a 2-1 Highlands win.
March 17, 2009
Pack jumps up to 13th in the nation
The CSU-Pueblo baseball team attained a national ranking of 13th in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers' Association Poll, released Tuesday. The ranking is joined by a recognition of 17th in the nation by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Division II poll, released Monday.
March 17, 2009
Pack's Mattivi named RMAC Pitcher of the Week
CSU-Pueblo senior hurler Mario Mattivi, fresh off a one-hitter vs. 19th-ranked Concordia-St. Paul, was recognized by the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week Tuesday.
March 15, 2009
Hot Pack annihilates Mines, claims sweep
CSU-Pueblo scored its eighth win in a row Sunday, improving to a stellar 20-5 when it disposed of Colorado School of Mines 16-6.
March 14, 2009
Pack gets 7th straight, sweeps double-dip
The ThunderWolves banked on stellar fielding, tight pitching, and a cavalcade of Colorado School of Mines errors Saturday in scoring a doubleheader sweep over the Orediggers, winning 10-2 and 13-3.
March 13, 2009
ThunderWolves post comeback win over Mines
CSU-Pueblo climbed out of an early 5-0 hole Friday to turn in 12 hits and take a 9-5 win from the homestanding Orediggers.
March 12, 2009
Mattivi's no-hit bid lifts Pack to statement win
In the first real test of the 2009 season, CSU-Pueblo passed with flying colors Thursday, relying a gem of a one-hitter by Mario Mattivi and incredibly live bats to shut down 19th-ranked Concordia-St. Paul 15-3 at Rawlings Field.
March 8, 2009
Pack holds on for series win in wild one
As both teams combined for over 30 hits, CSU-Pueblo managed to win its third straight over Nebraska-Kearney and secure a series win Sunday with a 14-12 victory over the Lopers.
March 7, 2009
Mental mistakes help deliver sweep for Pack.
CSU-Pueblo preyed upon mental mistakes by Nebraska-Kearney Saturday, making the Lopers pay for two huge mental errors as the Pack cruised to a doubleheader sweep, winning 4-2 and 14-8.
March 6, 2009
Loper pitcher stymies Pack bats
Throwing one of the top pitchers in the RMAC vs. the ThunderWolves Friday, Nebraska-Kearney handed the Pack its first Friday loss of the season, a 7-1 decision for the Lopers.
March 1, 2009
Pack takes four from Regis, extends win streak to 6
Riding stellar efforts from its relief pitching, CSU-Pueblo completed its first season sweep of Regis since 2005 when it scored 13-8 and 10-3 wins over the Rangers at Rawlings Field Sunday.
February 28, 2009
Pack claims sweep behind all-around effort
The Pack displayed its most consistent baseball of the season Saturday, scoring a doubleheader sweep of a tough Regis team by 8-2 and 8-4 scores.
February 22, 2009
Harshman, timely hitting lifts ThunderWolves
The Pack claimed 3-of-4 with their 6-4 win over the University of Mary Sunday at Rawlings Field.
February 21, 2009
Pack begrudgingly splits with Mary
The ThunderWolves opened up a Saturday doubleheader with a loss for the third time this season, but made things right behind the bat of Dan Ninomiya, whose sixth inning grand slam fueled the Pack's 11-4 win over Mary in the nightcap.
February 20, 2009
Pack tees off on University of Mary
The ThunderWolves flexed their muscles against the visiting University of Mary Marauders Friday, recording 20 runs for the second time this season in claiming the 20-4 win.
February 15, 2009
ThunderWolves take 3-of-4 from Dakota State
Behind a strong pitching performance by starter, Scott Harshman, the ThunderWolves disposed of the visiting Dakota State Trojans by an 11-4 score Sunday.
February 14, 2009
Pack gets angry, bounces Dakota State
It took an embarrassing loss to an NAIA opponent, the Pack's first since 2007, to inspire the ThunderWolves Saturday, responding to a 14-5 loss to Dakota State with a 23-1 beatdown of the visiting Trojans in a doubleheader at Rawlings Field.
February 13, 2009
ThunderWolves school Dakota State
Aside from a late inning flurry by the visiting Dakota State Trojans, CSU-Pueblo controlled their NAIA opponent Friday, scoring a convincing 14-5 win.
February 8, 2009
Weather, Pack arms cold Sunday vs. Metro
As the temperature dipped below 40 degrees Sunday, the effectiveness of the ThunderWolves' pitching dipped along with it, as Pack hurlers struggled in a 13-7 loss to Metro State.
February 7, 2009
Pack splits double dip with Metro
The ThunderWolves shrugged off falling just short of a comeback win the opener of a doubleheader with Metro State Saturday, evening the score with an impressive 6-1 win in the late game.
February 6, 2009
Pack storms to season-opening win
CSU-Pueblo's sticks were alive in the non-conference season-opener vs. Metro State Friday, banging out 13 runs on 12 hits in a 13-6 win over the Roadrunners.
January 27, 2009
Chieftain: World Series berth more realistic
The opportunity to get back to the NCAA Division II World Series has changed dramatically for the Colorado State University-Pueblo baseball team and the entire Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. That's due to realignment.
January 20, 2009
Pack earns first place votes in RMAC Preseason poll
The ThunderWolves received first place votes in the 2009 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Coaches' Preseason Poll, as two Pack players, Rutger Bovard and Mario Mattivi, were selected to the preseason all-RMAC team, the RMAC announced Tuesday.
December 4, 2008
Rockies' coach Dauer to headline CSUP coaches' clinic
The CSU-Pueblo Baseball program will be hosting a professional baseball coaching clinic featuring Colorado Rockies newly-hired third base coach, Rich Dauer and Oakland Athletics Major League Baseball prospect, Mike Massaro, on Sun., Dec. 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the CSU-Pueblo Baseball Academy, located at the Colorado State Fairgrounds Livestock Pavilion.
October 8, 2008
Pack baseball announces alumni game, dinner
The CSU-Pueblo baseball program will be hosting its 15th Annual Alumni Baseball Game and Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 11.
June 3, 2008
Massaro shares AAA shot with CSU-Pueblo family
Just a week ago, Massaro never thought he would be in Colorado Springs with his friends and family cheering him on. He was toiling with the Stockton Ports, the Athletics high-A club, after being demoted from Double-AA Midland. But a rash of injuries on the As at the Major League level prompted Massaros call up, which was part of an organization-wide overhaul that gave a number of players in the farm system a shot on the AAA club, the Sacramento River Cats.
June 3, 2008
Pack baseball adds 10 for 2009
The CSU-Pueblo baseball program added ten new signees for the 2009 season, Pack coach Stan Sanchez announced Tuesday. The pitching-rich 2009 class includes nine junior college transfers, as well as J.T. Greenhood, a Pueblo County High School graduate, who is one of the most celebrated prep standouts to ever come out of Pueblo.
May 21, 2008
Pack's Cordova earns all-region nod
CSU-Pueblo outfielder Thomas Cordova added another award to his collection Wednesday, as he was recognized as a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings All-West Region team Wednesday as a second team selection.
May 13, 2008
CSU-Pueblo Baseball Camps to take place in June
The Colorado State University-Pueblo baseball team will hold its summer camps for youths aged 8-12 in June 2008. Four camps will be offered during the month in which CSU-Pueblo coaches and players will help campers develop their skills.
May 2, 2008
Errors spoil 'Pack the Park' for ThunderWolves
The only thing colder than the frigid weather conditions Friday night on Hobbs Field at the Runyon Sports Complex was the defense of the Colorado State University-Pueblo baseball team.
May 2, 2008
Pack finishes out of the money after sweep by Regis
The ThunderWolves saw their playoff hopes go up in flames Saturday as the visiting Regis Rangers scored a sweep over the Pack, winning the first game 11-3 before scoring a 6-0 win in the second game.
May 1, 2008
Bovard voted Athlete of the Week for May 1, 2008
Baseball player Rutger Bovard has been selected as the CSU-Pueblo Athlete of the Week, according to the visitors of GoThunderWolves.com.
April 29, 2008
2008 'Pack the Park' is Friday at Runyon Field
The ThunderWolves annual baseball bash, "Pack the Park," will take place on Friday, May 2, 2008 at Runyon Field in Pueblo as the ThunderWolves host Regis, looking to secure a playoff spot and break the NCAA Division II baseball attendance record.
April 29, 2008
Pack's Bovard earns RMAC Player of the Week honor
Fresh off of a weekend that saw him hit over .500 and knock in 15 runs, Pack junior centerfielder Rutger Bovard has been named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Week, the RMAC announced Tuesday.
April 27, 2008
Pack explodes for 24 runs, claims split from Mines
It was just what the doctor ordered - in a season defined by struggles and inconsistency, the Pack put it all together Sunday, exploding for 24 runs and solidifying their claim to the sixth and final playoff spot in the race for the RMAC Tournament.
April 25, 2008
Hernandez' 15 Ks undone in extra-inning loss
Though Pack pitcher Jesus Hernandez threw 15 strikeouts against Colorado Mines Friday, the ThunderWolves saw a ninth-inning rally blow up in their faces as Mines beat the Pack 8-7 in 10 innings.
April 24, 2008
Davitt first-team selection to RMAC all-academic team
Pack senior Matt Davitt has been selected as a first-team member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference all-academic team, the RMAC announced Wednesday.
April 22, 2008
Pack scores huge upset, sweeps #9 Metro State
After the ThunderWolves' non-conference doubleheader with #9 Metro State Tuesday, it was hard to tell which team was nationally ranked and which one had struggled through the 2008 season.
April 20, 2008
Pack's playoff hopes slip, loses to Kearney
The ThunderWolves missed an opportunity to maintain a lead over New Mexico Highlands for the sixth and final RMAC playoff spot, losing 17-9 to Nebraska-Kearney and seeing their lead over the Cowboys dwindle to just one game.
April 19, 2008
Pack bats deliver split with Kearney
Pack reserve first baseman Jerry Salazar got a rare nod as the starting first baseman Saturday against Nebraska-Kearney, and he certainly made it count. The Pueblo native logged 4 RBI in leading the ThunderWolves to a 15-7 win in the Pack's second game, salvaging a doubleheader split.
April 18, 2008
Big inning dooms Pack against Kearney
A bases loaded double by Kearney's Griff Watson was the centerpiece of a five-run fifth inning that allowed the Lopers to surge ahead of the Pack and claim a 7-4 win Friday.
April 13, 2008
Pack stays in line for playoff spot after split with Highlands
Coming in to this weekend's four-game set with New Mexico Highlands, the ThunderWolves had an opportunity to create a sizable margin between themselves and Highlands for the sixth and final playoff spot in the RMAC Tournament. After splitting the four-game set, though, the ThunderWolves still lack breathing room.
April 12, 2008
Pack splits with Highlands
Four players had three hits apiece as Colorado State University-Pueblo defeated New Mexico Highlands University 9-6 to gain a split of a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball series Saturday.
April 8, 2008
T-Wolves' baseball team overcomes adversity, slide
Getting through adversity is what athletics is all about. Just ask Joe Proto and Nick Balentine.
April 5, 2008
Double-play combo is solid as Pack completes sweep of CCU
The motto of Pack baseball these days is simple and almost zen-like: "Things unfold as they should." Following the Pack's four-game home sweep of Colorado Christian, which they finished Saturday by taking down the Cougars 10-5 and 9-2, the ThunderWolves have purged all memories of a 12-game losing streak, instead basking in the glow of a newly-minted five-game win streak, the team's longest win streak of the season.
April 4, 2008
Pack pitching steps up, enables doubleheader sweep
Dustin Timmins and Jesus Hernandez pitched lights out as the Thunderwolves won the first two games of the four game series with the Colorado Christian Cougars, Friday at Rawlings Field.
April 3, 2008
Fobes voted Athlete of the Week for Apr. 3, 2008
Baseball player Jason Fobes has been selected as the CSU-Pueblo Athlete of the Week, according to the visitors of GoThunderWolves.com.
April 2, 2008
Pack knocks off NMSU in team's cable TV debut
In front of a regional television audience for the first time in school history, the Pack put it all together, knocking off DI New Mexico State 7-6 Tuesday.
April 1, 2008
Pack gives DI New Mexico St. a run for their money
So much for the ThunderWolves being a DII pushover and a supposed easy win for Division I New Mexico State Monday. The Pack nearly stole one from the Aggies in a shootout, losing 17-15.
March 31, 2008
Former Pack player lands job with Colorado Rockies
Albert Sandoval may never play for the Colorado Rockies but he's hoping to be an intragal part of the organization.
March 30, 2008
Metro State completes sweep of ThunderWolves
Metro State is considered one of the top teams in the country, coming into this weekend's four-game set with the Pack ranked 13th in the country. But with an 8-6 win over the Pack Sunday, the ThunderWolves tried not to make excuses as their losing streak extended to 11.
March 28, 2008
Metro State hands Pack loss
The Colorado State University-Pueblo baseball team lost its eighth consecutive game Friday 17-9 to Metro State College at Aurauria Field.
March 22, 2008
Pack encouraged by Sat. performance against Mesa
It may be the first sin of athletics to call any loss a "moral victory," but the ThunderWolves' performance in a 4-2 loss to Mesa State Saturday provided something much easier to accept - encouragement.
March 21, 2008
Mesa keeps up barrage, sweeps double dip from Pack
The Mesa State Mavericks were able continue their dominance over the ThunderWolves by winning both games in the conference doubleheader Friday at Rawlings Field.
March 20, 2008
A Perfect Storm: Mesa devours Pack
Year after year, when the ThunderWolves' key rival, Mesa state, comes to town, it is often a battle of the titans, with the victor having the inside track to the RMAC title. But Mesa State, brutally and unapologetically, showed that that title will likely not go through Pueblo this year. The Mavericks stormed in to Rawlings Field and came away with a dominant 19-1 victory.
March 16, 2008
ThunderWolf pitching collapses, drops third straight to Regis
Another day, another bullpen implosion by the ThunderWolves, who saw relievers give up 11 runs in a wacky 19-14 loss to Regis Sunday.
March 14, 2008
Mattivi, Garcia solid as Pack upends Regis
Before this season, South High School graduate Mario Mattivi was hoping to battle his way into the ThunderWolves' rotation, perhaps excelling a number-four, Sunday afternoon pitcher for the Pack. Now, he's a solid number-one.
March 9, 2008
Pack rights the ship with 14-9 win over Mines
With a wake-up call loudly blaring in the Pack's collective ears, the ThunderWolves rallied against the Orediggers Sunday, pulling off a much-needed 14-9 win.
March 8, 2008
Stunned ThunderWolves swept by Mines
First, Mines defeated the ThunderWolves for the first time in 28 tries in the early game of a doubleheader Saturday. Then, the Orediggers added insult to injury.
March 7, 2008
Pack bats marshal a hit parade, rout Mines 18-5
The ThunderWolves' bats revved up to full speed Friday, logging 21 hits in an 18-5 rout of Colorado Mines Friday afternoon.
March 6, 2008
Wismann voted Athlete of the Week for Mar. 6, 2008
Baseball player Matt Wismann has been selected as the CSU-Pueblo Athlete of the Week, according to the visitors of GoThunderWolves.com.
March 4, 2008
Pack's Garcia selected as RMAC pitcher of the week
The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference has announced that CSU-Pueblo reliever, Chris Garcia, has been named RMAC Pitcher of the Week.
March 4, 2008
Small-ball pays off as Pack splits with Metro
There is a reason that the Metro State pitching staff is considered one of the best in the RMAC - the ThunderWolves found that out first hand Tuesday. The ThunderWolves overcame that, though, in grinding out a split.
March 3, 2008
ThunderWolves ranked seventh in region by Baseball Writers
The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association has announced that the ThunderWolves are ranked seventh in the Division II West Region poll, according to rankings released Monday.
March 1, 2008
Pack comes tumbling back to earth, splits series with Kearney
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times - for the Thunderwolves this weekend, those words could not be more true. On Saturday, just one day after sweeping a doubleheader from Nebraska-Kearney, the Thunderwolves dropped both games against the Lopers.
February 29, 2008
Pack claims two from Kearney in conference-opener
The 27th-ranked ThunderWolves were at their best in the late innings, coming away with a sweep of Nebraska-Kearney Friday.
February 25, 2008
ThunderWolves ranked 27th in the country
The ThunderWolves hot start has been rewarded by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, which selected the ThunderWolves among the nation's top 30 in its Division II baseball poll released Monday.
February 24, 2008
Pack salvages split behind lights out pitching
The Pack's pitching was deeply in need of some consistency Sunday against New Mexico Highlands. They found it in Matt Davitt, who pitched five stellar innings in leading the Pack to a 7-2 win.
February 23, 2008
Pack splits a pair with Highlands
In what's quickly turning into a possible preview of an RMAC Championship, CSU-Pueblo and New Mexico Highlands battled again Saturday, splitting a doubleheader in Las Vegas, N.M.
February 22, 2008
Bullpen implosion leads to Pack's loss
You can have the best starting pitching in the world, but it won't mean a lick unless your closer could back it all up. It's a concept that Pack coach Stan Sanchez is beginning to ponder all too much lately.
February 16, 2008
Pack greets home-opening crowd with sweep of Mary
When ThunderWolves' ace Juan Gomez gave up two homers in the first inning in his first start ever in the thin Colorado air, the San Bernardino, Calif. native didn't panic. Nor did his teammates.
February 9, 2008
Pack splits second set of games on California trip
The ThunderWolves' starting pitching continued to show consistency as the Pack earned an 8-5 win over Cal Poly Pomona followed by a rought 6-5 loss to Cal State-San Bernardino in the nightcap.
February 8, 2008
Dirtbags "return home," defeats CSU-San Bernardino
To those of us in Colorado, the CSU-Pueblo baseball team seemed like it was making a far, out of the way trek as it made its way to California for a season-opening date with Cal State-San Bernardino Friday. But to many on the Pack roster, it was a homecoming.
November 9, 2007
Softball, baseball academy running through March
The CSU-Pueblo Baseball and Softball Academy will be open on Sundays from 3 to 5 p.m. December 2, 2007 thru March 2008 at the Colorado State Fairgrounds Live Stock Pavilion.
September 7, 2007
15TH ANNUAL CSU-PUEBLO ALUMNI BASEBALL WEEKEND IS OCT. 12 AND 13
PUEBLO The Colorado State University-Pueblo baseball program will be hosting the 15th Annual Alumni Baseball Weekend on Friday, October 12, and Saturday, October 13. The two-day event will be packed with special events.
June 12, 2007
Getting to play injury-free has made a huge difference for Mike Massaro this season. The former East High School and Colorado State University-Pueblo standout is in his third year of professional baseball with the Kane County Cougars (Oakland Athletics) of the Class A Midwest League. And he's flourishing.