UCCS Swept by Mesa State
GRAND JUNCTION - The Mesa State Mavericks scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 7-6 in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader and went on to sweep the Mountain Lions at Bergman Field.
Mesa State won the second game 14-2 in five innings.
Melissa DeWitt and Lara Mathewson each went a combined 4-for-6 for UCCS (1-6). Christian Blanton (2-for-7) was the only other Mountain Lion with more than one hit. DeWitt, Traci Everett and Amanda Hathaway each had two RBIs.
Mesa State scored one run in the first inning and three more in the third. The Mountain Lions opened the sixth inning with a Landry Davis walk and a Mathewson single. One out later, Christina Blanton loaded the bases with a single to left, after which Everett drilled a two-run single.
DeWitt added a run-scoring single and two more scored when Hathaway reached on an error. DeWitt added an RBI single in the seventh to give UCCS a 6-4 lead.
After striking out the leadoff hitter in the bottom of the seventh, UCCS starter Sarah McCauley allowed five hits and a walk with Gabriella Parra's single driving in the winning run.
McCauley (1-3) allowed seven runs, six earned, on 16 hits for UCCS. Sarah Jordan (1-0) got the win for Mesa State.
Mathewson homered in the first inning of Game 2, giving the Mountain Lions their only ray of hope.
Ashlee Duffy's two-run single highlighted a four-run first inning for the Mavericks. Katie Mitchell followed with a grand slam to cap a five-run second. A five-run third made the tally 14 runs.
UCCS added an RBI groundout by Hathaway in the second. Stacy Ortiz (0-3) took the loss for UCCS while Cierra Lard (1-0) earned the win.
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