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.
The Colorado School of Mines baseball team played the CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves at Rawlings Field, losing the first two games, but taking the nightcap of the Saturday game with a spectacular pitching performance by Blake Dunham.
In the Orediggers’ 4-2 loss on Friday night, sophomore righty Ben Gilman started on the mound and took the loss, as CSUP scored four runs, one of which was earned. The Mines defense committed two errors, but Gilman’s performance was solid overall, including six strikeouts. Freshman righty Michael Tanner relieved Gilman with two innings of no-hit ball.
After an 11-4 victory Friday night in which junior righty Eric Shannon pitched five solid innings in his first college start, Mines continued their offensive success against the Adams State Grizzlies in their Saturday double header at Darden Field.
The Orediggers are on fire, and a sweep of New Mexico Highlands has propelled them to the No. 1 spot in the RMAC.
Mines Baseball broke even with the Colorado Christian University Cougars Friday night, deciding the series as Sunday’s games ended up being cancelled due to snow. The Orediggers also met up with CSU-Pueblo Tuesday, dropping a 9-inning affair in a close contest.
The Lady Orediggers went to work on the road, winning both games of their Saturday doubleheader against the Colorado Christian University Cougars. RMAC pitcher of the week Kelly Unkrich won her ninth game, giving up the two runs on five hits with five strikeouts in a complete game. The undefeated senior righty’s ERA is still at 0.77 after giving up the two runs in the seventh inning. The Cougar’s two runs came off of a double after a batter was hit by a pitch and another walked.
As a result of lousy weather in the Golden area, The Colorado School of Mines Baseball team’s first home game was moved to Saturday, making a doubleheader against Regis the start of baseball at Jim Darden Field. The recent snow in Golden did have an effect, as Regis had to share bullpens with Mines for the first game, but the weather on this day was fair for the most part, with an occasional breeze.
The cold weather that postponed the start of The Colorado School of Mines Baseball team’s season opener at West Texas A&M seemed to freeze CSM’s bats as well. Mines lost both games of Saturday’s double header 4-1 and 7-0 and split Sunday’s games 5-1 and 4-2.