GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - CSU-Pueblo is on fire heading into the RMAC Championship game after getting another complete game pitching performance, this time from Lonny Schoon (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.), as the Pack claimed a 12-1 win.
Schoon turned in one of his top performances of the season, hurling nine innings and giving up just seven hits, striking out eight. He reached 123 pitches in his outing, only allowing two extra base hits.
While Schoon held the Regis batters at bay, the Pack offense teed off.
The top of lineup was red hot, keyed by a 2-for-3 day from Chase Lacomb (Sr., Las Vegas, Nev.), who knocked in two runs and a 3-for-4 day by Cameron Buckles (Jr., Parker, Colo.) out of the two-hole.
In the power slots, Mario Sanchez (Jr., Tucson, Ariz.) was 2-for-3 with 2 RBI in the three hole and Michael Wagner (So., Golden, Colo.) knocked in three from the clean up position, going 2-for-5.
Overall, the Pack uncorked 15 hits and got out to a 12-0 lead just four innings into the game, icing the game before it really began.
The win sets up an RMAC Championship showdown with host Colorado Mesa at noon Sunday. Since CSU-Pueblo has yet to lose in the double-elimination tournament, it could still win the championship even if it loses Sunday's noon championship game.