|Posted April 25, 2009|
Pack splits with Western New Mexico
The CSU-Pueblo softball team battled to a split with the Mustangs of Western New Mexico losing the first game 6-1, but coming back strong with a 10-1 finish in five innings in game two.
Game one started sour as Western N.M. put up two runs to start the game of CSU-Pueblo starter Kelsey Swanberg (Sr., Arvada, Colo.). In the top of the 3rd the Pack struck as Janine Tyler (Sr., Pueblo, Colo.) belted a solo shot over the left field wall to put the T-Wolves on the board. That was all the Pack would get losing 6-1. With the loss Swanberg falls to 7-6.
In the finale, the Pack got all the runs they needed in the third inning as they connected on 10 runs on 8 hits and 2 Mustang errors to take a 10-1 and would stay that way the remainder of the shortened 5-inning game. The game was highlighted with a flurry of hits as Tyler and Kelly Purcell (Jr., Las Vegas, Nev.) each went 3-for-3 with 2 runs. CSU-Pueblo outfielder Ashley Aldrich (Sr., Sahuarita, Ariz.) continued her hot hitting from last weekend to get four more RBI's to have a team leading 44 RBI's on the year.
The Pack (27-15, 21-11 RMAC) still is only percentage points behind RMAC West Division leader Adams State. The Pack will need to win the final two games of the regular season and have Adams State drop one of their final games as well to clinch the RMAC West Division title. First pitch on Sunday is slated for 11 am.