|Posted March 7, 2010|
Pack posts pair of shutouts over Mines
Game 1: CSU-Pueblo 5, Colorado Mines
Game 2: CSU-Pueblo 4, Colorado Mines 0
PUEBLO, Colo. - The ThunderWolves continued their outstanding start to the 2010 season Sunday, sweeping Colorado Mines with a pair of shutouts Sunday, posting 5-0 and 4-0 wins over the Orediggers.
The Pack's shutouts are already their fifth of the season through ten games, an impressive number when you consider that the ThunderWolves posted just three shutouts all of last season. Additionally, the Pack's five shutouts through ten games in 2010 already marks the sixth-most shutouts put up in a single season in program history.
The Pack's day of pitching mastery began behind Justine Bosio (So., Santa Barbara, Calif.), who threw her third shutout of the season in just five appearances. Bosio allowed six Oredigger hits over seven innings while not walking any batters.
After starting her season giving up five runs in a win over Regis, Bosio, now 5-0 on the season, has been virtually unhittable, allowing just one earned run over her past 28 innings, striking out 18 and not giving up a single walk. Bosio hasn't allowed a base on balls in the past 28-2/3 innings.
Bosio also helped herself out with her bat in the first game, drilling a two-run shot to left-centerfield in the sixth inning, breaking open a game that was 1-0 at that point and paving the way for a four-run sixth for the ThunderWolves.
Bosio was shown up in the second game, though, by circle-mate Kyla Nelson (So., Lakewood, Colo.), who flirted with a no-hitter until the fifth inning, eventually hurling a two-hit gem in the Pack's 4-0 win in the nightcap. Nelson fanned four batters in her outing, with one of the two hits coming by way of infield single and the other a one-base dink into shallow rightfield.
Nelson's win was solidified by a pair of home runs a three-run third inning, the first by the 98-pound shortstop Samantha Rios (Fr., Fullerton, Calif.), who packed a lot of muscle in driving a ball over the rightfield fence to open the inning.
Three batters later, the Pack's top power-hitter in Bo Nuanez (Sr., Lafayette, Colo.) crushed the ball over the scoreboard in leftfield, her two-run jack giving CSU-Pueblo the 4-0 lead, which it would hold on to for the remainder of the game.
CSU-Pueblo, now 7-3 and 3-1 in RMAC play, will continue its 12-game home stand next weekend when Regis comes to town Friday and Saturday.