Metro State Completes Series Sweep

By Doug Fitzgerald published April 11, 2010

DENVER - The No. 4-ranked Metro State Roadrunners continued their tour of excellence through the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference by taking both ends of Sunday's doubleheader and completing a four-game sweep of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs at Auraria Field.

Metro State won the first game 13-0 and the second game 9-2.

With the wins, Metro State improved to 25-2 in conference play (28-3 overall). The Roadrunners have now swept their season series against Regis, Mesa State, Adams State (three games), Fort Lewis and UCCS while winning three of four against Colorado State-Pueblo and Colorado School of Mines.

The Mountain Lions slipped to 8-19 in the RMAC (11-25 overall). While UCCS is currently relegated to last place among the RMAC's 14 teams, the rest of its games are against teams that the Mountain Lions can still catch in the standings. UCCS will need to climb up to eighth to qualify for the conference playoffs.

Next weekend, the Mountain Lions will play two games each against Mesa State (10-13 RMAC) and Fort Lewis (12-14). They follow that with four games each against Regis (9-19) and Nebraska-Kearney (8-11).

Jessika Anastos provided UCCS' only runs of the series against Metro State when she hit a home run in the first inning of Sunday's second game. Landry Davis led off the inning with a bunt single and was retired on Lara Mathewson's fielder's choice. Mathewson also scored on Anastos' blast.

Those were the only hits the Mountain Lions got as Julia Diehl (9-1) went the rest of the way allowing just two walks and a hit batsman. Stacy Ortiz (4-12) took the loss for UCCS.

The lead evaporated quickly as the Roadrunners scored three times in the bottom of the first, once in the second and twice in the third. Amber Roundtree and Diehl each hit home runs for the Roadrunners.

The first game was over quickly as Metro State plated three runs each in the first and second innings before adding six more in the third. Tara Mickelson, Jennessa Tesone and Molly Clark each went deep in the opener.

Jenna Mott (4-4) took the loss. Metro State's Christie Robinson improved to 12-1, allowing just three hits and no walks.

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