COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The ThunderWolves continued to dominate their opponents on Saturday at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference/Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Crossover by routing the University of Minnesota-Duluth 11-2 and finishing off the day with an exciting 5-3 win over Southwest Minnesota State.
The ThunderWolves were once again led by remarkable pitching and amazing defense Saturday.
In the first game CSU-Pueblo scored first in the top half of the first inning which was then matched by the Bulldogs, the Pack then regained the lead in the second on a one-out 2 RBI-triple by Janine Tyler (Sr., Pueblo, Colo.), which was later followed by an RBI single by Ashley Aldrich (Sr., Sahurarita, Ariz.). That proved to be enough as Kelsey Swanberg (Sr., Arvada, Colo.) pitched lights out the remainder of the game giving up only three hits against the Bulldogs.
The nightcap turned out to be yet another pitchers dual as Coach Showalter called on Justine Bosio (Fr., Santa Barbara, Calif.) to face the Mustangs of Southwest Minnesota State. After three scoreless innings the T-Wolves exploded for yet another huge inning with Aldrich leading off with a standup triple, followed by an RBI double by Bosio; after a walk, Lindsey Marmolejo (Fr., Pueblo, Colo.) hit an RBI double which chased the Bulldogs starting pitcher from the game with the Pack up 3-0. The big inning was capped off by a two-run RBI double to right-center by Kelly Purcell (Jr., Las Vegas, Nev.). A small comeback late in the game by the Mustangs was halted by Corrinne Meyerson (Fr., Pasadena, Calif.) who came on in the middle of the sixth to finish the game for her first save on the season.
The ThunderWolves will head into the final day of the Regional Crossover when it takes on the fellow unbeaten in the Tourney, Winona State, and finishing up with Concordia St.-Paul.