CSU-Pueblo Closes Steel & Silver Series Gap by Completing Four-Game Sweep

By Doug Fitzgerald published March 22, 2009

PUEBLO - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs managed just six hits in dropping both ends of a doubleheader to the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves Sunday at Rawlings Sports Complex.

The Mountain Lions, who came into Sunday sporting a .307 team batting average, had only three hits in dropping the opener 3-1. They had three more in a 9-1, five-inning loss in Game 2.

By winning the season series, CSU-Pueblo earned four points towards the Steel & Silver Series and the Ent Federal Credit Union Trophy that goes to the winner. UCCS leads the 2008-09 series 22-12 with two points remaining in menâ's golf, four in women's track & field and five for the highest cumulative GPA.

With the wins, the Thunderwolves swept the season series from UCCS for the first time since 2002. CSU-Pueblo also improved to 16-10, 10-6 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.

UCCS (9-17, 6-12 RMAC) has now lost eight of its past nine games.

CSU-Pueblo starter Justine Bosio (5-2) held the Mountain Lions hitless through four innings and scoreless through six in the opener before Christina Blanton hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh, her fourth of the season.

It was Blanton driving in the lone run again in Game 2, this time on an RBI groundout in the first inning. CSU-Pueblo's Amber Higby (7-5) limited the Mountain Lions to just one hit the rest of the way.

Sarah McCauley (6-5) pitched effectively but took the loss in the opener. Holly Jordan (2-3) was the loser in Game 2.

Besides being the pitcher of record in the opener, Bosio was also the day's hitting star. She went a combined 5-for-6 with four RBIs. Leadoff hitter Janine Tyler went 6-for-8.

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