|Posted April 2, 2010|
Pack splits at Mesa State
Game 1: CSU-Pueblo 1, Mesa State 2
Game 2: CSU-Pueblo 9, Mesa State 4
Grand Junction, Colo. - The CSU-Pueblo softball team series opener against the Mesa State College Mavericks was delayed one hour due to poor field conditions in Grand Junction. One hour after the scheduled start Pack starting pitcher Justine Bosio (So., Santa Barbara, Calif.) surrendered two solo homeruns which proved to be the difference in the game, was tabbed with the loss, falling to 11-3 on the season. The T-Wolves lone run came in the 5th inning on a RBI single from Kelly Purcell (Sr., Las Vegas, Nev.) her 12th of the year.
Game two the Pack quickly jumped on Mesa St. starting pitcher Cierra Lard, with the first two batters reaching base safely and was immediately followed by Bosio who connected with a single up the middle, scoring Purcell and Annalyse Garcia (Fr., Frederick, Colo.). One out later Carlie Lucas (So., Granada Hills, Calif.) singled scoring Bosio for a 3-0 lead. In the following inning Purcell and Garcia once again reached safely setting up Bo Nuanez (Sr., Lafayette, Colo.) who blasted her fourth homerun of the season, giving CSU-Pueblo a 6-0 lead after two innings. Pack starting pitcher Kyla Nelson (So., Lakewood, Calif.) pitched effectively and was solid in holding the Mavericks to just four runs on seven hits. The Pack would gather three more runs and would finish the day with a game two victory 9-4.
The same two teams will battle again tomorrow with another doubleheader with the first pitch scheduled for 11 am.