|Posted April 11, 2010|
CSU-Pueblo finishes sweep of Fort Lewis
Game 1: CSU-Pueblo 5, Fort Lewis 3
Game 2: CSU-Pueblo 2, Fort Lewis 1
The CSU-Pueblo softball team completed a four-game series sweep of the Fort Lewis College Skyhawks on Sunday. Game one the Pack used a 4-run bottom of the sixth inning which was led off by Lacey Chesser (Fr., Oxnard, Calif.) who blasted her 9th homer of the season, pulling the Pack within one at 3-2. One out later, Carlie Lucas (So., Granada Hills, Calif.) walked, followed by Dannielle Oliva (Fr., Pueblo, Colo.) reached safely on a error setting the stage for Reagan Best (Fr., Greeley, Colo.) who singled down the right field line, scoring Lucas and tying the game 3-3. Kelly Purcell (Sr., Las Vegas, Nev.) flew out to left field, allowing Oliva to score what would be the winning run. The Pack would get one more insurance run which would become the final score at 5-3. Justine Bosio (So., Santa Barbara, Calif.) gave up 3 runs on 10 hits in picking up the win to improve to a RMAC-leading 13-4.
Game two starting pitcher Kyla Nelson (So., Lakewood, Colo.) battled back and forth against Skyhawks starter Jayme Fuller, allowing only one run on 4 hits and striking out two in the complete game victory. Nelson improves to 6-5 on the season. The T-Wolves broke the scoreless contest in the 5th inning on a RBI-single from Purcell, scoring Lucas to give the Pack the 1-0 lead. One costly walked batter allowed Fort Lewis to tie the game at one heading into the bottom of the seventh inning.
With two outs in the final frame, Annalyse Garcia (Fr., Frederick, Colo.), powered a single through the middle of the infield, giving the Pack the victory, 2-1.
With the series sweep, the Pack is in the midst of a 5-game winning streak and improve to (20-10, 16-8 RMAC). Next up for the T-Wolves is a two-game series each with Chadron State and Nebraska-Kearney in a Friday, Saturday series.