Mountain Lions Host the Cowgirls Friday for a Tripleheader

By MJ Arjomandi published March 21, 2013

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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs softball team (14-9-1 / 9-5 RMAC) hosts New Mexico Highlands (10-18-1 / 3-12-1 RMAC) this Friday for a tripleheader. The Mountain Lions have swept both home tripleheaders this season and are 6-0 at home for the first time since 2007.

UCCS is leading the RMAC in batting average (.351), stolen bases (32), runs (161) and fielding percentage (.966), and is second in the conference in on-base percentage (.426) and RBIs (148).

Payton Kornfiend and Jourdan Hitchings lead the team in stolen bases and are fourth and fifth, respectively, in the conference. Hitchings also leads the team in batting, with an average of .487, which is fifth best in the RMAC.

Leading the way for the Cowgirls is Shelby Watts, who is first in the RMAC in homeruns with nine and tied for first in RBIs with 34.

The Mountain Lions are led on offense by Jessica Belsterling, who is seventh in the conference for homeruns with five and Allie Corids, who is fifth in the conference for RBIs with 25.

T. J Flodman has also reached base in the last 13 games. The streak began in the first home triple header of the season when UCCS hosted Fort Lewis.

This Friday's triple header will likely see a pitching duel between Becca Smith and Jessica Brink, who are second and third respectively in the RMAC for strikeouts. Smith, with 79 strikeouts, is also second in the RMAC for wins with a record of 9-3. Brink leads the Cowgirls with a record of 7-9.

The first pitch is set for 10:00 a.m. Fans who cannot make it to Mountain Lion Field can listen to the live play-by-play on the official UCCS USTREAM channel.

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