CMU Mavericks Host NCAA Baseball Regional
The Colorado Mesa Mavericks are hosting the NCAA South Central Regional Baseball Tournament this week with a trip to the Division II World Series on the line.The Mavericks are in their 12th regional under Head Coach Chris Hanks and looking for their second World Series appearance. The last time the Mavericks hosted the regional in 2009, they won the tournament to advance to the World Series in Cary, North Carolina.
This past weekend, the Mavericks captured the RMAC conference tournament at Suplizio Field, winning three games and stretching their home record this season to 27-0. Hanks says the key to winning the tournament was taking it one game at a time.
"We wanted to win it, but I think we really got involved with each single game as we played it. We didn't think about Saturday before we played Thursday, and that's what we'll try to do this week as well."
As the #1 seed, the Mavericks will open up against RMAC foe #6 New Mexico Highlands Thursday night at 7:00. The Mavs and Cowboys split a four game series during the regular season in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The other opening round match ups feature #2 West Texas A & M against #5 Tarleton State at 3:30 on Thursday, while #3 West Texas A & M Kingsville takes on #4 St. Edwards at 12 noon. You'll find more details on the CMU website.
Coach Hanks says his team isn't all that concerned with who they play in the tournament, but rather concentrating on having good execution.
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