Blanton's Blast Carries Mountain Lions to Season-Opening Win at Vegas Tourney
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Christina Blanton went 3-for-4 with four RBIs as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs opened its 2010 softball season with a 12-4 win over the University of Mary Marauders Friday afternoon at Majestic Park.
Blanton, who took a 10-game hitting streak into this season, extended it to 11 with a single, a double and a home run. Amanda Hathaway, starting her first game in center field after playing third base and shortstop in her first two seasons at UCCS, went 2-for-3 with a home run and scored three runs.
Sarah McCauley got the win for UCCS (1-0), allowing four runs (two earned) on 11 hits over six innings.
Sophomore Ashley Jordan and freshman Lara Mathewson, tasked with getting the offense started at the top of the batting order, did exactly that. Jordan singles and walked three times in five plate appearances while Mathewson had a single and two walks. Each scored twice and Mathewson added two RBIs.
Jenna Button went 3-for-4 and scored twice for Mary (0-1).
The Mountain Lions' second scheduled game on Friday was suspended because of darkness. It will resume on Sunday at 11 a.m. with UCCS batting in the top of the fifth inning and trailing the No. 4-ranked Dixie State Red Storm 17-7.
UCCS Players/Staff Featured
|Additional News Stories|
|November 22, 2010||Softball Signs Slugger Emily Jennings to 2011-12 Season||University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball coach Scott Peterson announced on Monday that he received a National Letter of Intent for Emily Jennings. Jennings, a slugger from Liberty High School, will be joining the Mountain Lions for the 2011-12 season.|
|November 22, 2010||Softball Signs California Pitcher Lindsey Buck to 2011-12 Season||University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball coach Scott Peterson announced on Monday the addition of Lindsey Buck from Westfield High School (San Diego, Calif.) to his team with her signing of a National Letter of Intent. Adding Buck to the formidable pitching staff of Jenna Mott, Becca Smith, and Jessica Belsterling will lead to a deeper pitching staff in 2011-12.|
|June 5, 2010||UCCS Softball Adds All-American Pitcher||Scott Peterson has vowed that his University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball teams will not be caught short of pitching again.|
|May 22, 2010||Anastos Named to All-Region Team||University of Colorado Springs senior first baseman Jessika Anastos was named to the 2010 Daktronics, Inc. Softball All-Central Region Second Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Thursday.|
|May 14, 2010||Regional Being Played at Mountain Lion Field||Mountain Lion Field on the campus of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is playing host to the NCAA Division II Softball Central Region Tournament beginning Friday and continuing through the weekend.|