Mountain Lions complete four game sweep of Adams

By Mike McNeely published March 7, 2004

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (6-5, 5-1 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) won both games Sunday to complete a four game-sweep of the Adams State Grizzlies (2-20, 0-8 RMAC) in Alamosa. The Mountain Lions won the opener 11-3 then held on for a 4-3 win in Game 2.

Charlene Berg and Crystal Krebs both hit home runs in Game 1 as CU-Colorado Springs beat the Grizzlies 11-3 in five innings.

With the Mountain Lions leading 1-0 in the top of the first, Berg hit her first home run of the season, a grand slam to right field, to put CU-Colorado Springs up 5-0.

Adams State tried to creep back into the game in the bottom of the first. The Grizzlies took advantage of a Mountain Lion error to tag Amber Colton (3-2) for to two unearned runs, cutting it to 5-2.

Brittni Carlson led off the top of the second with a double down the left field line then scored a few pitches later on Krebs' second home run of the year. The Mountain Lions pushed one more run across in the inning when Berg came home on an Adams State error.

CU-Colorado Springs added three more in the third before cruising to the eight-run win.

Colton picked up the win, scattering three hits over five innings, striking out seven.

The Mountain Lions bats stayed hot early in Game 2.

Back-to-back RBI singles by Krebs and Jennifer Dykstra put CU-Colorado Springs up 2-0 in the first. Adams State cut it to 2-1 scoring an unearned run off Brenna Pool (3-3). The Mountain Lions answered back in the top of the third when Krebs sent a 3-0 pitch over the center field fence for her second home run of the day.

CU-Colorado Springs pushed its lead to 4-1 in the fifth when a Dykstra sac fly brought in Sarah Wodniak. The Mountain Lions held the three-run cushion till the bottom of the seventh.

The first two Adams' hitters reached on singles. Pool was replaced by Colton who got Joan Rhomberg to ground out for the first out of the inning. With runners on second and third Tawyna Weber singled in two runs to cut the lead to 4-3.

After Mirella Martinez drew a walk, Colton got Candace Carpenter to hit into a fielder's choice moving Webber to third base with two outs. In the ensuing at bat, Webber darted for home after Krebs tried to pick off Carpenter at first base. Mountain Lion first baseman Lindsay Shandera threw back to the plate, nailing Webber, and ending the game.

Pool picked up the win, allowing three runs over six innings. Colton picked up her first save of the season.

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Charlene BergCharlene Berg1OFJr.
Charlene BergCharlene Berg1OFSo.
Charlene BergCharlene Berg1OFSr.
Amber ColtonAmber Colton2PSo.
Amber ColtonAmber Colton2PJr.
Amber ColtonAmber Colton2PSr.
Jennifer DykstraJennifer Dykstra10SSSo.
Jennifer DykstraJennifer Dykstra10SSJr.
Jennifer DykstraJennifer Dykstra10SSSr.
Sarah WodniakSarah Wodniak24OFSo.
Sarah WodniakSarah Wodniak24OFJr.
Sarah WodniakSarah Wodniak24OFSr.
Brittni CarlsonBrittni Carlson32IFFr.
Brittni CarlsonBrittni Carlson321BSo.
Brittni CarlsonBrittni Carlson32OFJr.
Brittni CarlsonBrittni Carlson32OFSR.
Crystal KrebsCrystal Krebs22IFJr.
Crystal KrebsCrystal Krebs22CSr.
Brenna PoolBrenna Pool9IF/PJr.
Brenna PoolBrenna Pool9P/OFSr.
Lindsay ShanderaLindsay Shandera20IF/OFFr.
Lindsay ShanderaLindsay Shandera201BSo.
Lindsay ShanderaLindsay Shandera201BJr.
Lindsay ShanderaLindsay Shandera201BSr.
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