Grizzlies swept by No. 14 Mavericks


GRAND JUNCTION—The Adams State University softball team was unable to get upset wins over the No. 14 ranked team in the nation on Saturday and Sunday as the Colorado Mesa University softball team took two run-rule games, 8-0 and 10-2 before completing the sweep on Sunday with wins of 7-4 and 9-0.

In the first game the Grizzlies each scored a single run in the bottom of the first and second inning before scoring two in the bottom of the third. They then struck for four in the bottom of the fifth including a walk-off single.

The Grizzlies' only runs of the day came in the top of the second inning of the second game as Kalin Johnson hit a single before she was thrown out trying for second base. Despite that she earned two RBI on the play with Jasmine Parker and April Riggins each coming in to score.

The Mavericks scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull out the second win.

The first game on Sunday was a more competitive game for the Grizzlies as they scored four runs in the later innings.

The runs came after Adams State was trailing 6-0. The Lead for Colorado Mesa came with small ball runs and two home runs.

The Grizzlies scored two runs in the top of the fifth inning as Kalin Johnson nailed a single to score Alexandria Quintana before Tyler Hays had a triple to center field to score Johnson.

After a homer in the bottom of the inning, Adams State scored two more in the sixth. The two were extra base hits as April Riggins hit a solo homer to left field before Jasmine Pemble tripled to centerfield to score Haskins.

Adams State surrendered 10 hits and one walk while Lauren Murphy was tabbed with her sixth loss of the season with four strikeouts in the game.

The second game started out rough for Adams State as seven runs crossed the plate for the Mavericks in the bottom of the first inning before two more runs scored in the bottom of the second.

The Grizzlies could not come back and they fell in five innings. The Grizzlies fall to 4-14 overall and 3-5 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

They return to action next weekend when they travel to CSU-Pueblo to take on the ThunderWolves in a 4-game series.


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