|Posted February 22, 2009|
Pack finishes up tourney strong
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The CSU-Pueblo softball team finished up the last day of the RMAC/NSIC Regional Crossover Tournament splitting their final two games. In the first game losing to nationally ranked No. 9 Winona State University, 8-5 and getting a come from behind victory against Concordia St. Paul, 10-5.
In the first game the Pack struck first and held the lead until the third inning when costly errors allowed the Warriors back into the game. The game was highlighted in the top of the 5th inning on a 3-run homer by Katie Johnson (Sr., Bonney Lake, Wash.), the Warriors however scored four in the bottom half of the inning off CSU-Pueblo started Amber Higby (Sr., Pueblo, Colo.) who pitched well against a tough Warrior team.
In the second game the T-Wolves starting pitching was phenomenal with Kelsey Swanberg (Sr., Arvada, Colo.) getting the nod to face a feisty Concordia St. Paul team who, coming into the day was 7-2 on the young season. The T-Wolves jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and held the lead until the top of the 4th inning when the Bears hit around in the lineup and collected four runs on two T-Wolves errors but that didn't stop the Pack who had fought through the blistering wind and cold temps all weekend and battled back once again with a season high 17 hits. The T-Wolves batted around their lineup and collected six runs on eight hits to take a 10-5 lead going in to the final frame. Swanberg closed it out to get her second win on the season.
The Pack finished the RMAC/NSIC Regional Crossover Tournament with a 5-1 record which was tied for first place with four other teams from the tourney, official tournament champions along with the All-Tournament Team will be released tomorrow.
The Pack will look to continue their hot streak when they open up Conference play next week against Colorado Mines in Golden, Colorado with a doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday.