Eagles defeat defending RMAC softball champs at home
The Eagles won the series 2-1 against Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, at CSC’s softball field. The games were originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday but were postponed due to weather.
Mesa is the defending RMAC champion.
CSC started off on the right foot, scoring first, and winning the first game 4-3.
Ludwig hit in Lecher with her double in the third.
Mesa took the lead in the top of the fifth with three runs, before Ludwig and Allie Mason sent one each over the fence for solo homers in the bottom of the fifth.
Ludwig was 2-for-3 in the game, knocking in two RBIs; Mason went 2-for-3 with 1 RBI.
Bauer ended the game with a walk-off home run in the seventh.
Jarecki pitched a complete game striking out four and only walking one.
The second game was not as thrilling for the Eagles, losing 14-1 in five innings.
Kingley Mason took the mound, but was relieved by Horn, who struck out four and walked one.
Lecher went 1-for-2, and Bauer scored the lone run with her solo home run in the third.
In the final game, the Eagles put up another good fight, winning 6-5. Mesa took the early lead in the second inning before Lecher scored Geist, and Karlin scored Bauer after a Bauer-double in the third. The Eagles scored in the rest of the innings, without needing the last half of the seventh.
Owens padded the lead with a two-run homer in the fifth to go up 4-1.
Mesa answered with a two-run homer of its own in the top of the fifth to narrow the lead to 4-3., but The Eagles continued to score.
Ludwig scored in the fifth off a Karlin sacrifice fly. Mesa brought two more around in the sixth to tie the Eagles, but Mason smashed another solo home run in the bottom of the fifth.
Jarecki walked two in the seventh before ending the inning, allowing the Eagles to win 6-5.
In the series, Jarecki allowed seven walks, sat down 10, and held Mesa to only .192 average as a team. Entering the series the Mavericks were hitting .343. Despite committing seven errors as a team in the three games, Bauer led with perfect defense, putting out five and earned three assists.
The Eagles will travel to Las Vegas, New Mexico, for games against New Mexico Highlands University Saturday and Sunday. The team will again travel Tuesday to Kearney to face the University of Nebraska Kearney Lopers.