CMU Baseball Mavericks Win Three, But Win Streak Snapped at 21
The Colorado Mesa Mavericks baseball team took three games from Adams State over the weekend but saw their record winning streak stopped at 21 straight.
The Mavericks rolled to a 10-3 win in the first game of the series against the Grizzlies, scoring at least one run in every inning except the first and the 9th. Austin Wallingford and Kevin Mitchell went deep to support the pitching of Matt Allen and Tyler Ehlers, who combined to limit Adams to just three runs on eight hits.
In the second game of the series, Ryan Reno went the distance for his fourth complete game of the season to improve to 8-0, but needed a last at bat rally by the Mavs to get the win.
The Mavs rallied from a 5-0 deficit to trail 5-4 going into the 7th and final inning. Ryan Serrano tied the game with a RBI single, and the Mavs went on to put 6 runs on the board in the final inning for a 10-5 win. Austin Wallingford hit two home runs in the game.
Game three of the series is where Adams State was able to halt the top-ranked Mavericks magic. Mavs starting pitcher Nick Cardinale gave up 4 runs on 5 hits in just two innings of work.
CMU rallied from a 4-1 deficit to trail 4-3 before the Grizzlies put three runs on the board in the bottom of the 5th and went on to a 7-4 win, ending CMU's team record 21 game winning streak. Wallingford again went deep for his fourth home run of the series.
In game four of the series, the Mavericks got only two innings of work from RMAC preseason Pitcher of the Year, Matt Delay, but erupted for 23 hits in a 21-10 win.
Wallingford continued his hot hitting going 3-4 and belting his fifth home run of the series. Alex Fife collected five hits and Kevin Mitchell had four hits, including his 2nd home run of the series. Dakota Behr pitched five strong innings of shutout baseball to pick up the win in relief.
The Mavs now 27-3 on the season, and 19-1 in conference, will host CSU-Pueblo in a four-game series this week at Suplizio field in a match up two nationally ranked teams, and the two top teams in the RMAC.
Game one is Thursday at 6:05, a doubleheader Friday at 3pm and 6pm, and game four at 1pm on Saturday. Live radio coverage of all four games can be heard on ESPN Radio 1230.