Denver, Colo.: Mesa State took two from Regis today by scores of 6-5 in nine innings and 6-2 in the nightcap.
Regis held a late 4-2 lead heading into the seventh inning of game one before Mesa State forced extra innings by scoring two in the top of the seventh.
Mesa State (12-8, 10-4 RMAC) held a slim 2-1 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth. Regis (10-11, 8-6 RMAC) then rallied for three runs to take a 4-2 lead. Senior Zach Blakeley walked and then freshman Jon Shoutta hit a ball in the hole that was played but Blakeley was able to beat out the throw at second base. Junior Alex Haag then moved the runners over on a sacrifice bunt attempt that turned into a single.
Maverick pitcher Taylor Hamilton then replaced starter Nolan Snell and then proceeded to unleash a wild pitch that scored Blakeley from third and moved everyone else up a base. Junior Ty Lain then scored Shoutta on a sacrifice fly to right field. Pinch hitter Tim Lewis came to the plate and after fouling off a number of pitches hit a little flair to left field that dropped in and scored Haag.
Mesa State brought in Cody Lahman and he was able to get the final two outs.
Mesa State then got a leadoff error in the seventh and Jeff Poppick hit a double that scored Ken Evanson from first to cut the lead to 4-3. Two batters later, Austin Kaiser hit a sacrifice fly that scored Poppick from third to tie the game and send it into extra innings.
Mesa State then scored two in the top of the ninth and Regis made a late rally in the bottom of the ninth but scored just one to fall 6-5.
Sophomore Bob Terry went 3-for-5 with an RBI while four others had a hit apiece for Regis. Sophomore Hunter Aronson was saddled with his first loss of the season. Aronson came in at the top of the seventh in a save situation but gave up the two runs in the seventh.
Junior Steve Falconi had a no decision going six innings scattering five hits with just two earned runs while striking out four.
The Rangers were only able to muster three hits in the second game and scored their first run in the bottom of the first when Terry hit a triple and scored two batters later on a sacrifice fly from freshman Jon Shoutta.
The two teams combined for eight errors in the game.
Shoutta provided the other Regis run on a solo bomb in the sixth inning.
Freshman Steven Brault went six innings but dropped to 2-3 on the season striking out five Mavericks.