PUEBLO, Colo. Colorado State University-Pueblo Baseball experienced some highs and some lows in their doubleheader Saturday against Regis University. The Pack won game one 4-2 but dropped game two 11-0 at Rawlings Field.
Easton Adler (Jr., Mead, Colo.) had four hits in five trips between the two games. Adler stole two bases. He is now 7-for-8 in the series.
Josh Dahl (Sr., Chandler, Ariz.) threw a seven inning complete game for the second consecutive start. Dahl allowed two earned runs, six hits, and two walks. He struck out five Rangers. Dahl improved to 3-2 on the season. His 48 K's rank second in the RMAC.
The Pack's catchers produced in both games. Stone Romero (Jr., Albuquerque, N.M.) went 1-for-3 with a run scored in game one. Daniel Abiles (Jr., Chandler, Ariz.) had two hits in three trips in game two.
Regis scored the first two runs of game one. They picked up both runs in the third inning.
CSU-Pueblo answered with two runs of their own in the bottom of third. Gilbert Sauceda (Sr., Indio, Calif.) drove in Jesse Holguin (Fr., Colton, Calif.) on a sacrifice fly. Rion Santamaria (Jr., Yorba Linda, Calif.) plated Kodee Martin (Jr., Platte County, Mo.) on a RBI groundout.
The Pack continued its momentum in the fourth. Romero scored on a Holguin fielder's choice.
JP Hopkins (Jr., Chino Hills, Calif.) added to the Pack's total in the fifth. Hopkins walked. He then stole second and advanced to third on an error when the Rangers attempted to catch him stealing. The outfielder scored on a wild pitch to make it 4-2.
Dahl shut down the Rangers over the final four innings. He only allowed two baserunners over the final three innings.
Game two belonged to the Rangers from the start. They scored two runs in the opening inning and tacked on additional runs in the fourth, fifth, and sixth.
The Pack never got much offense going against Regis starter, Brayden Brooks. Brooks shut out the Pack, limiting the ThunderWolves to seven hits. He did not issue a walk as the Rangers rolled to an 11-0 win. All of the Pack's 13 hits on Saturday were singles.
Following Saturday's split, the Pack stands 9-10 overall. They sit 4-3 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.
The Pack and Rangers will conclude their four-game series Sunday. First pitch is slated for 12 p.m.