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.
Game one of the double header was won by Regis. Christian Rooney (1-2) took the lossfor the Orediggers, allowing eight earned runs (nine total) on nine hits in just three and two-thirds innings. Relieving Rooney was freshman A.J. Valerio. Valerio pitched 4.1 innings recording one strikeout and allowing just one hit. From the offensive end, Charlie Basil, Cody Marvel, and Nate Olinger each recorded two hits in the game. Basil recorded an RBI, and Olinger scored a run.
Overall, the Orediggers recorded 11 hits in the loss, with A.J. Schillinger, Evan Brown, and Zach Bothwell each scoring a run. Mines lost the first game 9-4, but gained redemption in the second game.
Game two was started by Olinger, who recorded his first career complete game. Olinger allowed only three earned runs (four total), giving up nine hits over seven innings, striking out three in the process, while not issuing a walk.
As a team, the Orediggers recorded 10 hits with Marvel and Brown each recording two hits on the day (both 2-for-4). Marvel and Brown each had a RBI in the game, and Rooney and Logan Smith also recorded an RBI. Schillinger tallied an RBI.
After the Cougars hit a three-run homer in the bottomof the first, the Orediggers came out swinging, winning the game 8-4.