DENVER, Colo. (February 27, 2017) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo softball team dropped its second doubleheader Monday at Metropolitan State University of Denver falling 6-4 in game one and capped with a 10-2 (5 inn.) loss in the series finale.
In game one the Pack jumped to an early 2-0 lead in the first on a homerun off the bat of Michaela Burpee (So., C, Union City, Calif.), one of two hits in the contest for Burpee.
MSU Denver got on the board in their at bat thanks to a leadoff double.
After the Pack went down quietly in the second inning, MSU Denver erupted with four runs in their half inning on five hits.
MSUD tacked on another run in the fifth to build a 6-2 lead after six complete.
In the final at bat CSU-Pueblo tallied two runs in the inning and took advantage of a Roadrunner error but could not even the score, leaving the tying run at the plate in the 6-4 decision.
Pack pitcher K'Lee Kent (Jr., P, Hobbs, NM) was tabbed with the loss bringing her record to 0-3 on the year.
In the series finale the home team scored a 10-2 (5-innings) win as they opened a 4-0 lead after two innings, plating four runs on four hits in the frame.
The Pack responded in their next time at the plate scoring two runs on a Lexie Martindale (Sr., DH, Pueblo, Colo.) two-run homerun to left centerfield. Her first homer of the season.
Martindale also performed in the circle for the Pack tossing four innings and allowed seven runs, all earned on ten hits by MSUD.
The Roadrunners tacked on three runs on four hits in the home half of the fourth to extend their lead to 7-2.
Shannon Lieber (Sr., Lone Tree, Colo.) came on in relief to start the fifth and gave up three runs on three hits in the run-ruled shortened contest.
Martindale was tabbed with the loss to bring her record to 3-3 on the year.
CSU-Pueblo (3-9) returns home and host Black Hills State in a four game RMAC series beginning Saturday at noon at the Rawlings Softball Complex.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.