UCCS Sweeps Doubleheader Against Western New Mexico

By Brooke Babcock published March 8, 2008


Stacy Haney's walk-off homerun in the seventh inning of the first game helped the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs sweep Western New Mexico 7-4, Saturday afternoon at Mountain Lion Field.

Haney, Amanda Hathaway, Rachel Hancock, and Tasha Pagdilao all had three RBIs to lead the Mountain Lions today to a combined 7-for-12 with one walk, four runs scored, and 12 RBIs.

Behind 3-4 with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning and Holly Jordan on second base Hancock singled to left field to tie the game. With pinch hitter Sarah Brisky up with a full count, drew a clutch walk to bring up Haney. Haney with a 1-1 count hit her second homerun of the season to right field to earn the win.

This was the third consecutive win that UCCS has come from behind in the seventh inning to win the game. the Mountain Lions are now 12-5 this season and 5-1 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

UCCS starter, Holly Jordan gave up three homeruns in the first game when the Mustangs tied the game 3-3 in the top of the fourth.

Brianna Workman had two great defensive plays in the two games for UCCS. The first coming in the top of the fifth in the first game with it tied at 3-3 and two outs Rebecca Reynolds hit what would have been a home run to put them ahead, but Workman ran to grab the ball that was already over the fence to make the out.

UCCS reliever, Sarah McCauley (5-2) earned the win for the Mountain Lions. While Brianne Grommon received the loss for the Mustangs (5-12, 1-5 RMAC) in game one.

In the second game with two outs and a runner on third Hathaway singled to center field to score the run to bring Pagdilao up who hit her fifth home run of the season to left field on a 2-2 count with runners on first and second to put the Mountain Lions ahead 4-2 early in the game.

Hathaway hit another single to center field in the bottom of the fifth with two outs and runners on third and second to score both the runs.

The other great defensive play by Workman came in the second game at the top of the sixth with UCCS ahead 6-4 with only one out and two runners in scoring position, Courtney Reyes hit a fly out to Workman who hurled it back to Pagdilao to tag the incoming runner at home plate to complete the double play.

Stacy Ortiz (4-2) earned the win in game two for the Mountain Lions and Priscilla Garcia (3-6) received the loss for the Mustangs.

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Rachel HancockRachel Hancock42BSo.
Rachel HancockRachel Hancock42BSo.
Rachel HancockRachel Hancock42BJr.
Stacy HaneyStacy Haney21OFJr.
Stacy HaneyStacy Haney21OFSr.
Stacy OrtizStacy Ortiz2PFr.
Stacy OrtizStacy Ortiz2PSo.
Stacy OrtizStacy Ortiz2PJr.
Stacy OrtizStacy Ortiz2PJr.
Tasha PagdilaoTasha Pagdilao2C/IFFr.
Tasha PagdilaoTasha Pagdilao3CSo.
Tasha PagdilaoTasha Pagdilao3CJr.
Brianna WorkmanBrianna Workman4OFFr.
Brianna WorkmanBrianna Workman4OFFr.
Brianna WorkmanBrianna Workman4OFFr.
Brianna WorkmanBrianna Workman4OFFr.
Holly JordanHolly Jordan14P/OF
Holly JordanHolly Jordan14P/OF
Sarah McCauleySarah McCauley7P/IF
Sarah McCauleySarah McCauley7P/IF
Sarah McCauleySarah McCauley7P/IF
Amanda HathawayAmanda Hathaway17OF
Amanda HathawayAmanda Hathaway17OF
Amanda HathawayAmanda Hathaway17OF
Amanda HathawayAmanda Hathaway17OF
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