|Posted May 1, 2010|
Pack within a win of West Division title
CSU-Pueblo 14, Western New Mexico 6
Western New Mexico 12, CSU-Pueblo 4
SILVER CITY, N.M. - CSU-Pueblo played itself to within one win of its first ever RMAC West Division title Saturday, playing to a split with Western New Mexico in the final regular season series of the season.
The Pack rolled to a 14-6 win in the opening game before falling 12-4 in the nightcap. CSU-Pueblo is now 23-14 in RMAC play, one full game ahead of Western New Mexico, at 21-14, in the RMAC West Division standings. The Pack can seal the RMAC West Division title with at least one win in Sunday's scheduled doubleheader between these two teams, which would be the program's first since the RMAC broke into divisions in 2008.
The Pack's win Saturday was keyed by a standout performance by Justine Bosio (So., Santa Barbara, Calif.), who earned her 19th win of the season in the circle for the ThunderWolves, but also turned in a 4-RBI, 3-for-4 performance with her bat, falling a triple short of the cycle and firing a fourth-inning sole home run, as the Pack eight-runned the Mustangs after five innings.
In the late game, Carlie Lucas (So., Granada Hills, Calif.) saw her 15-game hit streak come to an end after an 0-for-2 performance in the ThunderWolves' loss. Lucas' hit streak was the longest by a ThunderWolf since 2006, when former RMAC Player of the Year, Shana Martin, turned in a school-record 21-game hit streak. Lucas, whose batting average was just .276 when her streak began, is now a team-best .404.
The ThunderWolves will close out the de-facto RMAC West Division Championship series with the Mustangs Sunday with a doubleheader at 11 a.m.