Eagles drop 3 at Colorado School of Mines
The Eagles only tallied two in the wins column of the six games this week. The Eagles lost three of the four games against Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Friday and Saturday, and one of two games against the University of Nebraska at Kearney, at home Tuesday.
CSC won the first game Friday and the last game Tuesday but lost the five games in-between.
In the first game Friday, CSC won 2-1, but Mines won 11-3 in five in the second game. Saturday, Mines won two 4-0 games. UNK won the first game, 3-2, Tuesday, and CSC won 10-4 in the second.
The Eagles evened their overall record to 22-22 and 18-13 RMAC. The team needs two more conference wins for a tournament bid.
The Eagles play against Adams State University, Alamosa, Colorado, in Chadron, Saturday and Sunday, and Fort Lewis College, at Durango, Colorado, April 29-30 for the final conference games of the season.
In the first win, CSC scored its first run on a sacrifice from Ellie Owens, freshman of Longmont, Colorado. Kendyl Moody, sophomore of Lakewood, Colorado, scored on the throwing error.
The second score came when Angelica Maples, freshman of Olivehurst, California, walked around.
Jessica Jarecki, freshman of Littleton, Colorado, earned the win for her complete game, allowing six hits, one run, and striking out seven.
The Eagles scored first again in the second game, when Courtney Lecher, senior of Fort Collins, Colorado, scored on a fielding error.
Taylor Bauer, senior of Rapid City, South Dakota, sent one over scoring herself and Morgan Wilhelm, senior of Littleton, Colorado.
The Orediggers scored in the second, third, and fourth, not needing the back half of the fifth.
Saturday, the Eagles couldn’t find their way home, being shut out in both games.
Jarecki was the losing pitcher for the first game, throwing six innings, allowing five hits, walking one and striking out five.
In the last game of the series, Mines scored three in the first inning and one in the second, before cruising to an easy 4-0 win. Kinsley Mason, senior of Loveland, Colorado, threw a complete game, allowing eight hits.
CSC totaled five hits in the game, and only 17 hits in the series.
In the doubleheaders against UNK, CSC totaled 18 hits.
CSC scored first in the first game when Lecher came around on a single from Kayla Michel, sophomore of Brighton, Colorado.
The potential for a comeback came in the final inning when Maples smashed a home run with two outs. The momentum quickly ended though when Sheyann Ludwig, freshman of Longmont, Colorado, lined out to centerfield, allowing the Lopers to win 3-2.
The Eagles responded in the second game of the day when they won 10-4.
The Eagles again scored in the first inning when Maples came around on a double from Lindsey Karlin, senior of Berthoud, Colorado.
UNK took the lead with three runs in the second on two CSC errors, but Bauer scored Owens with a home run to tie things up at three.
CSC advanced the lead with a Michel single that brought around Karlin in the third.
UNK restored the tie with another score off a CSC error in the fourth.
But, the Eagles came in big with six runs in the fifth inning. Michel again scored Karlin on a single; Wilhelm smashed a two-run home run; Bauer scored Francine Boston, freshman of South Jordan, Utah, on a double and Moody scored Bauer on a double.
Megan Horn, freshman of Colorado Springs, Colorado, pitched a complete game, allowing only three hits. She walked four and struck out five in the game. This was her first complete game of the season. In her nine games of the season, she’s marked a 5.54 season ERA.