|Posted March 3, 2012|
Extra-inning walk-off home run highlights sweep of Mines
Pack leaves Mines on the field twice in back-to-back wins.
PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - March 3, 2012) - CSU-Pueblo cruised to a doubleheader sweep of Colorado School of Mines Saturday, first by invoking the mercy rule in an 8-0 win in the first game, then using a walk-off three-run homer by Justine Bosio (Jr., Santa Barbara, Calif.) in the late game in a dramatic 6-4 win.
In the extra-inning affair in the late game, trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning after Mines broke the tie in the top half, Bosio came to bat after Ariel Lopez (Fr., Fontana, Calif.) doubled to open the inning, followed by a Sarah Bosshart (Sr., Irvine, Calif.) walk to put two runners.
With nobody out, Bosio walloped the ball to her power alley, toward the Rawlings Field scoreboard, to seal the 6-4 win. It was her second home run of the game.
Also the game's starting pitcher, she would end the game with a complete game eight-hitter, striking out six while turning in a 2-for-4, 5-RBI performance at the plate.
Remarkably, Bosio's plate performance may not have been the day's best for the ThunderWolves.
In the early game, Lopez went off for the Pack, going 3-for-4 with six RBI, recording a pair of two-run doubles as well as a two-run homer in the 4th inning.
Lopez and the Pack offense helped starting pitcher Marissa Reyes (So., Santa Paula, Calif.) to keep calm and shut down the Orediggers. Reyes hurled a masterpiece, only allowing three hits over six innings while striking out seven Mines batters to improve to 2-1 on the young season.
CSU-Pueblo, now 4-6 and 2-4 in RMAC play, will have its eyes on a series win and perhaps a sweep when it entertains Mines again Sunday. First pitch is scheduled for 11 a.m.