Mavs Take Second, Head To NCAA Regional As #2 Seed
The Colorado Mesa University Mavericks went 3-2 in the RMAC Tournament over the weekend in Grand Junction losing in the championship game to CSU-Pueblo 7-5. The Mavericks still managed to capture the second seed in the South Cenral Regional this week in Kingsville, Texas.
After losing their opening game of the tournament, 6-4 to Colorado Mines, the Mavericks came back strong to beat Metro State 8-0, New Mexico Highlands 11-2, and CSU - Pueblo 6-1. But in the championship game Sunday afternoon, the CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves rode a 5 run second inning on the way to a 7-5 victory over the Mavericks to claim the tournament championship and a berth in the NCAA South Central Regional Tournament.
Maverick pitchers Matt Williams and Kyle Davis, along with second baseman Braden Box were named to the all-tournament team. CSU Pueblo pitcher Jeremiah Struble, who pitched a complete game victory in the Thunderwolves' first game of the tournament and then came back again to beat CMU in the championship game was named the tourney Most Valuable Player.
The Mavericks will take on #5 seed St. Mary's on Thursday afternoon for their first match up in the regional. The Mavericks are making their 10th appearance in the NCAA Regional under head coach Chris Hanks.