COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 3, 2017) -The Colorado State University-Pueblo softball team wrapped up a four game Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference series at UCCS Monday earning a split Monday and salvaging one game in the series.
UCCS won game one 13-2 in a 5-inning run rule game and the Pack offense came alive in the finale winning 12-4 in 6 innings.
In game one UCCS took the lead in its first at bat scoring three runs in the first. In the next inning CSU-Pueblo scored its only runs of the game on a two-run homerun hit by Christa Angers (Fr., 1B, Villa Park, Calif.) her fourth of the year.
The Pack collected two hits over the next two innings setting up a big scoring inning for the home team.
In the bottom of the fourth UCCS scored ten runs on eight hits and two Pack errors to put the game out of reach 13-2.
The ThunderWolves made some noise in the final at bat but was unable to score and left two runners on base.
In the series finale the ThunderWolves scored eleven runs over three inning span to seal the victory.
The Mountain Lions took the lead in the bottom half on a pair of RBI singles.
The score remained 2-1 until the fourth inning when the Pack plated six runs on just three hits including a three-run homerun hit by Michaela Burpee (So., C, Union City, Calif.), her team leading ninth of the season.
Kent hit a two-run single cushioning the Pack lead.
Small ball in the fifth inning produced another run for the Pack and 8-2 advantage.
The Pack put the game out of reach in the sixth on a grand slam homerun hit by Alyssa Ubrun (Jr., Olympia, Wash.), her fourth homerun of the year to put the Pack up 12-2.
In the home half of the sixth UCCS scored two runs before ending the game at second base on a throw out from the outfield.
Pack pitcher Shannon Lieber (Sr., Lone Tree, Colo.) earned the win in the circle to improve to 2-5 on the year.
CSU-Pueblo (13-19, 10-14 RMAC) returns home and battles Colorado Mines in another four game series beginning Saturday at 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.