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.
On the offensive side, senior outfielder Bobby Egeberg led the way, going 2-3 and scoring on a double-steal of home. Senior catcher Jordan Williams drove in Egeberg with an RBI single in the fourth inning.
Mines had no better luck Saturday in the first game, as they lost 6-1. Sophomore pitcher Eric Shannon started for the second time in his collegiate career and lasted four and two-thirds innings, allowing five runs, three of which were earned. Nick Vittulli ended the game in relief, allowing one earned run. Williams scored the lone run of the game for the Orediggers.
Saturday’s evening game was quite the turnaround for CSM. The offense exploded to score nine runs overall. Blake Dunham put forth a great performance, even carrying a no-hitter into the fifth.
Mines finished up the series Sunday and will play the Regis University Rangers next weekend in Denver.