CMU Mavericks Wrap Up Season With Sweep, Set Attendance Record
The Colorado Mesa Mavericks wrapped up the regular season with a sweep of Colorado Mines and set a new attendance record for NCAA Division II baseball.
The Mavericks won two games in dramatic fashion with last-at-bat wins, along with two blow-out victories.
The Mavs won game one of the series 8-7,when Bligh Madris scored on a throwing error on a bunt attempt by James Young III. The Mavs had trailed 4-0 after one inning, and were down 6-3 heading into the bottom of the 5th inning.
In game two, Kyle Serrano's two out double pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the 7th inning to give the Mavs a hard-fought 4-3 victory. Dakota Behr got the win in relief of Tyler Ehlers, striking out five in two and third innings.
In game three, four pitchers combined for a six-hit shutout, as the Mavs won 9-0.
And in game four, Ben Chamberlin went 4 for 5 at the plate, including his first home run of the season, driving in four runs, as the Mavericks won 12-4. Freshman Garrett Ball slammed a pinch hit home run, his first dinger of the season.
Nearly 5,000 fans packed the stadium for Friday Night Fireworks to help the Mavericks set a new attendance record for NCAA Division II baseball. Officially, the attendance was 5,172. The old record was 4,468 set last season by RMAC rival CSU Pueblo.
The Mavs finish the regular season 43-6 overall, 35-4 in the RMAC and will host the RMAC tournament beginning Thursday at Suplizio Field.The second-ranked Mavericks will play Adams State in the first round of the tournament Thursday at 6pm at Suplizio Field. You can hear the game on ESPN Radio 1230 and on line.