CSU-Pueblo Baseball Headlines

2009-10

  • Pack baseball adds 13 recruits for 2011
    June 30, 2010
    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 team’s infield and pitching.
  • Sanchez, Roff earn regional gold gloves
    May 13, 2010
    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.
  • Big inning dooms T-Wolves, ends season
    May 07, 2010
    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.
  • Pack downs Regis, lives to play another day
    May 06, 2010
    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.
  • Pueblo Chieftain: Pack seeks magic in Nebraska
    May 05, 2010
    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.
  • ThunderWolves fall to UNK, head to losers' bracket
    May 05, 2010
    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.
  • Pack receives six all-RMAC selections
    May 05, 2010
    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.
  • Sanchez goes yard twice as Pack salvages win
    May 01, 2010
    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.
  • Hapless ThunderWolves falter vs. Mines
    April 30, 2010
    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.
  • Pack swept out of Kearney
    April 25, 2010
    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.
  • Pack's game with Kearney postponed, CSUP trails
    April 24, 2010
    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.
  • Pack arms implode at Kearney
    April 23, 2010
    CSU-Pueblo gave up 19 runs Friday, undoing 15 ThunderWolf hits as the Pack fell 19-9 at Nebraska-Kearney.
  • 'Pack the Park' draws over 2,000, nets Pack win
    April 18, 2010
    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.
  • Pack the Park rescheduled to Sunday, April 18
    April 17, 2010
    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.
  • ThunderWolves on cusp of a sweep
    April 17, 2010
    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.
  • Pack snags series win with split
    April 10, 2010
    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.
  • Stellar Pack arms dominate Colorado Christian
    April 09, 2010
    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.
  • Pack roughed up at Metro
    April 03, 2010
    CSU-Pueblo couldn't point to many positives Saturday following a 19-2 loss to Metro State in Denver.
  • ThunderWolves drop two at Metro
    April 02, 2010
    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.
  • Pack downed by Mesa State
    March 28, 2010
    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.
  • Stephens powers Pack to split with Mesa
    March 27, 2010
    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.
  • ThunderWolves outsmart MIT
    March 24, 2010
    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.
  • T-Wolves victimized again by weather, will face MIT
    March 23, 2010
    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.
  • Snow claims Highlands series
    March 21, 2010
    CSU-Pueblo's weekend series with nationally-ranked New Mexico Highlands has been cancelled due to snow, New Mexico Highlands University announced Sunday.
  • Pack secures sweep with walk-off double
    March 13, 2010
    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.
  • Pack tees off on Mines
    March 12, 2010
    CSU-Pueblo kept up their hot streak in RMAC games, recording a 15-1 win over Colorado Mines Friday.
  • ThunderWolves swept by #26 Highlands
    March 09, 2010
    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.
  • Sayas, Montano nab RMAC Player of the Week honors
    March 09, 2010
    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.
  • Hot Pack arms complete sweep of Kearney
    March 06, 2010
    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.
  • Strong start by Meaney, Pack bats lead to win
    March 05, 2010
    Pack ace Dillon Meaney turned in his best start of the season as CSU-Pueblo knocked off Nebraska-Kearney 6-3 Friday afternoon.
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2008-09

  • Longmont Times-Call: Fobes has shot in draft
    June 09, 2009
    As the Major League Baseball draft begins Tuesday, the Longmont Times-Call profiles one of their own, CSU-Pueblo all-American Jason Fobes.
  • Fobes earns third all-American honor
    June 08, 2009
    CSU-Pueblo outfielder Jason Fobes was named a first-team all-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers' Association, it was announced Sunday.
  • Fobes earns another all-American honor
    June 04, 2009
    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.
  • Fobes becomes CSUP's first academic all-American
    May 26, 2009
    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.
  • Fobes named first-team all-American
    May 22, 2009
    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.
  • Three ThunderWolves earn ABCA all-region honors
    May 18, 2009
    Three CSU-Pueblo baseball standouts have earned all-Central Region honors from the American Baseball Coaches' Association (ABCA), the organization announced Monday morning.
  • Gas runs out on ThunderWolves' ride
    May 17, 2009
    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.
  • Pack posts stunning comeback at regionals
    May 16, 2009
    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.
  • Behind Meaney, Pack ejects Minnesota St.
    May 15, 2009
    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.
  • Sleeping giant wakes up vs. ThunderWolves
    May 14, 2009
    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.
  • Mattivi, Fobes, Wismann named Daktronics all-Region
    May 13, 2009
    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.
  • ThunderWolves garner sixth-seed at region
    May 11, 2009
    The CSU-Pueblo baseball team received the sixth-seed in the six-team NCAA Division II Central Regional Tournament, the NCAA announced today.
  • Pack exorcises demons, claims RMAC Championship
    May 09, 2009
    ThunderWolves take down Kearney ace, New Mexico Highlands en route to first title since 2004
  • CSU-Pueblo pulls out 11-10 thriller over Metro State
    May 08, 2009
    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-Pueblo’s Rawlings Field, fans were treated to a rare sight – the scene created when two teams of destiny butt heads.
  • Fobes named CoSIDA Academic All-District
    May 07, 2009
    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.
  • Pack stays alive, ejects Mesa State
    May 07, 2009
    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.
  • Pack nets three on all-RMAC first team
    May 06, 2009
    CSU-Pueblo sent three to the all-conference first team: catcher Tony Pechek, outfielder Jason Fobes and pitcher Mario Mattivi.
  • ThunderWolves fail to solve Kearney's Sheldon
    May 06, 2009
    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.
  • Fobes busts consecutive hits mark as Pack splits
    May 03, 2009
    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.
  • Pack wraps up Plains Division with sweep of Mines
    May 02, 2009
    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.
  • 2009 'Pack the Park' is May 1 vs. Colo. Mines
    May 01, 2009
    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.
  • Pack the Park cancelled
    May 01, 2009
    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.
  • ThunderWolves hold on to sixth in region
    April 29, 2009
    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.
  • Pack cool streak continues, loses 13-4
    April 26, 2009
    CSU-Pueblo suffered its second series sweep of the season Sunday when it lost 13-4 at Nebraska-Kearney.
  • ThunderWolves continue stumble vs. Kearney
    April 25, 2009
    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.
  • ThunderWolves stopped by Kearney hurler
    April 24, 2009
    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.
  • Fobes named RMAC Academic Player of the Year
    April 22, 2009
    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.
  • ThunderWolves remain in fourth regionally
    April 22, 2009
    CSU-Pueblo held on to its ranking of fourth in the NCAA Division II Central Region rankings, released Wednesday.
  • Hernandez named RMAC Pitcher of the Week
    April 21, 2009
    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.
  • Sanchez gets 900th win as Pack splits with Regis
    April 20, 2009
    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.
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2007-08

  • Massaro shares AAA shot with CSU-Pueblo family
    June 03, 2008
    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 A’s at the Major League level prompted Massaro’s 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.
  • Pack baseball adds 10 for 2009
    June 03, 2008
    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.
  • Pack's Cordova earns all-region nod
    May 21, 2008
    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.
  • CSU-Pueblo Baseball Camps to take place in June
    May 13, 2008
    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.
  • Errors spoil 'Pack the Park' for ThunderWolves
    May 02, 2008
    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.
  • Pack finishes out of the money after sweep by Regis
    May 02, 2008
    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.
  • Bovard voted Athlete of the Week for May 1, 2008
    May 01, 2008
    Baseball player Rutger Bovard has been selected as the CSU-Pueblo Athlete of the Week, according to the visitors of GoThunderWolves.com.
  • 2008 'Pack the Park' is Friday at Runyon Field
    April 29, 2008
    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.
  • Pack's Bovard earns RMAC Player of the Week honor
    April 29, 2008
    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.
  • Pack explodes for 24 runs, claims split from Mines
    April 27, 2008
    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.
  • Hernandez' 15 Ks undone in extra-inning loss
    April 25, 2008
    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.
  • Davitt first-team selection to RMAC all-academic team
    April 24, 2008
    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.
  • Pack scores huge upset, sweeps #9 Metro State
    April 22, 2008
    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.
  • Pack's playoff hopes slip, loses to Kearney
    April 20, 2008
    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.
  • Pack bats deliver split with Kearney
    April 19, 2008
    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.
  • Big inning dooms Pack against Kearney
    April 18, 2008
    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.
  • Pack stays in line for playoff spot after split with Highlands
    April 13, 2008
    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.
  • Pack splits with Highlands
    April 12, 2008
    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.
  • T-Wolves' baseball team overcomes adversity, slide
    April 08, 2008
    Getting through adversity is what athletics is all about. Just ask Joe Proto and Nick Balentine.
  • Double-play combo is solid as Pack completes sweep of CCU
    April 05, 2008
    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.
  • Pack pitching steps up, enables doubleheader sweep
    April 04, 2008
    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.
  • Fobes voted Athlete of the Week for Apr. 3, 2008
    April 03, 2008
    Baseball player Jason Fobes has been selected as the CSU-Pueblo Athlete of the Week, according to the visitors of GoThunderWolves.com.
  • Pack knocks off NMSU in team's cable TV debut
    April 02, 2008
    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.
  • Pack gives DI New Mexico St. a run for their money
    April 01, 2008
    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.
  • Former Pack player lands job with Colorado Rockies
    March 31, 2008
    Albert Sandoval may never play for the Colorado Rockies but he's hoping to be an intragal part of the organization.
  • Metro State completes sweep of ThunderWolves
    March 30, 2008
    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.
  • Metro State hands Pack loss
    March 28, 2008
    The Colorado State University-Pueblo baseball team lost its eighth consecutive game Friday 17-9 to Metro State College at Aurauria Field.
  • Pack encouraged by Sat. performance against Mesa
    March 22, 2008
    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.
  • Mesa keeps up barrage, sweeps double dip from Pack
    March 21, 2008
    The Mesa State Mavericks were able continue their dominance over the ThunderWolves by winning both games in the conference doubleheader Friday at Rawlings Field.
  • A Perfect Storm: Mesa devours Pack
    March 20, 2008
    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.
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