Mountain Lions muscle past ThunderWolves

Mountain Lions muscle past ThunderWolves

PUEBLO, Colo. (March 31, 2018) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo softball team wrapped a four-game Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference series Saturday versus UCCS, dropping two games 2-0 and 7-3 at Rawlings Softball Complex.

In game one Gabby Moreno (So., Scottsdale, Ariz.) gathered both hits for the ThunderWolves. Moreno leadoff the first with an infield single and came through again in the sixth and reached scoring position with only one out but was left stranded.

The ThunderWolves left three runners on base and had several chances at tying the game. K'Lee Kent (Sr., Hobbs, NM) walked in the fourth and remained on base, that, coupled with the two singles by Moreno were the scoring chances for the Pack.

Kent tossed seven innings and allowed two runs on six hits and three strikeouts.

UCCS' Taylor Reidhead went the distance and limited the Pack to two hits and she finished with nine strikeouts.

In the series finale Sabrina Felix (So., Corona, Calif.) went 3-for-4 and a walk at the plate. She scored a run and walked once.

The Mountain Lions jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first inning on five hits in the frame.

Trailing 4-0 in the third, CSU-Pueblo got on the board after loading the bases and Morgan Hatfield (Jr., Upland, Calif.) punched a single to the shortstop scoring the first run. Two batters later Vivian Ledesma (Jr., Colton, Calif.) took a pitch to the back, scoring the second run and earning an RBI.

The Pack inched closer in the fourth on three straight hits to start the inning. Felix notched another RBI with a single up the middle and score Michaela Burpee (Jr., Union City, Calif.).

UCCS responded and scored single runs in each of the final three innings and pull away with a 7-3 victory. The ThunderWolves got one hit over the last three innings.

Pack starting pitcher Kent lasted 1/3 inning and surrendered four runs on four hits. Hannah Anderson (So., Spokane, Wash.) came on in relief and tossed 6.2 innings and allowed three runs, one earned, on eight hits.

CSU-Pueblo (8-25, 7-17 RMAC) stays home and hosts Colorado Christian Wednesday in a nonconference doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. 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.