Mines baseball traveled to Grand Junction on the Western Slope to play Colorado Mesa University in a four game series. The series did not start well for the Orediggers, as they dropped the first three games 11-1, 11-7 and 3-2.
Mines’ only run on Friday would come in the second inning, as freshman Cody Marvel scored on senior Charlie Basil’s single. Marvel led the offense with a 2-for-4 day. Friday also saw sophomore Nate Olinger’s 12-game hitting streak end, as he went 0-for-4.
Although the pitching did not better for Saturday’s opener, the offense woke up a little, scoring seven runs. Most of the work was done in the fourth, where five runs were scored, including a Charlie Basil three-run home run. Josh Martinez, Cody Marvel, and Nathan Fishel all drove in runs as well.
Saturday afternoon’s game was more suspenseful. Mines was down 3-0 heading to the top of the seventh and was able to plate two runners: one on a Nate Olinger double, and one on the second out of the inning. Basil then grounded to third to end the rally attempt.
The Orediggers, now 5-11, will play at Metro State in Denver next weekend.