Mavericks Hold On Late to WIn 14-12
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.--The Colorado Mesa University baseball team concluded its four-game series with Montana State-Billings on Sunday afternoon with a single nine-inning game at Suplizio Field.
The Mavericks blew a ten run lead but held on late to beat the Yellowjackets 14-12 and win the four-game series three games to one. Colorado Mesa improved its record to 4-3 overall while Montana State-Billings fell to 2-7-1 on the season.
CMU jumped out to an 11-1 lead after five innings by scoring runs in four of the first five innings including five runs in the fifth. But Montana State-Billings mounted a rally and outscored the Mavericks 11-3 in the final four innings of play but the ten run deficit proved to be too much.
Cody Lahman got his first start of the season and pitched well. Lahman went five innings and allowed one run on three hits, walked one and struck out three to earn his second win of the season and is now 2-0 on the year.
The Yellowjackets scored their runs off of four different relievers but closer Garrett Carpenter came in and pitched the final 1.2 innings and allowed just two hits and struck out three to earn his second save of the season.
Carpenter and Nate Robertson led the Mavericks offensively. Carpenter went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, two runs scored, and a triple while Robertson went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and two runs scored.
Justin Rosales also went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and his first homerun of the season.
Colorado Mesa will be on the road next weekend in Phoenix, AZ when they take on the Grand Canyon Lopes in a three-game series at Brazell Stadium on the campus of Grand Canyon University.