The CSM Baseball team finally got to play a series on their own grass the weekend of March 8. Mines went against the Colorado Christian University Cougars for the four game set, winning the first two games 14-4 and 11-2, and losing Sunday’s matches 4-1 and 11-1.
The Colorado School of Mines played a double header on Friday, because of the impending weather that would be hitting the state on Saturday and Sunday. The Orediggers played Regis twice on Friday, and walked away with a split. Regis won the first game, 9-4 and Mines won the second game 8-4.
The Lady Orediggers continued their February by winning all four games versus Southwest Minnesota at home and traveling to Sterling to engage in the first conference games of the season against Chadron State and UCCS. Mines won the SMSU games 8-6, 14-5, 9-5, and 12-7, and kicked off last weekend by beating Chadron 11-3 in six innings but losing to UCCS 6-5.
The CSM softball team opened up their season in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Desert Stinger Tournament, as their would-be season opening series at UCCS was postponed due to snow the previous week. The Lady Orediggers suffered tough losses throughout the tournament, falling to Cal State San Bernardino 9-0; California Baptist 16-6; Western Washington 13-5; and Texas Woman’s 10-0.
The CSM Orediggers started the weekend off great with three straight wins against the Colorado Christian University Cougars at home in Golden at Darden Field.
The No. 12 Colorado School of Mines softball team squared off against the CSU-Pueblo Thunder Wolves in game one of two on the day. The lady Orediggers took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning when Elise Dugwyler scored on a wild pitch, but CSUP answered in the top of the fourth with a two run home run and tacked on four more unanswered runs in the fifth to take a 6-1 lead. Molly Thiebaut drove in a run in the sixth after Sami Springer and Cassie Ford had back-to-back singles.