Rangers Split with Mines on First Day of Final Season Series
Golden, Colo.: In the first day of their final regular season series, Regis split in their double header against Colorado School of Mines. The Orediggers took the first game 6-2 before the Rangers came back to steal game two 8-3. Sophomore Alisa Heronema went 5-for-9 in the leadoff spot scoring two runs for the Rangers while freshman Natalie Adami tallied three hits in six at bats also scoring two Ranger runs. On the day, Adami recorded five RBI's, hit one double, one triple, and one homerun while taking one base on balls and stealing one bag.
The first two innings of the first game went scoreless as did the top of the third before the Orediggers (34-15, 26-8 RMAC) took the first lead in the bottom of the inning. Mines registered two runs on three hits in the inning.
The fourth went scoreless before the Orediggers posted two more runs in both the bottom of the fifth and the bottom of the sixth. Regis scored their first runs of the game in the top of the seventh which started with a single down the left field line by freshman Nikki Haberkorn. Junior Maureen McDaniel stepped into the box next to pinch hit and homered to left center for two RBI's. Three consecutive outs ended the inning and the game in favor of Mines 6-2. Recording the loss for the Rangers was sophomore Bianca Holley who falls to 13-8 on the season.
In game two, Mines took the first lead again this time in the bottom of the second. Two scoreless innings put the Rangers at the plate in the top of the fifth where they scored four runs on four hits while taking advantage of one Oredigger error.
With one out, sophomore Amber Aragon-Autobee singled to left field and advanced to second on an error by the Orediggers left fielder. Sophomore Alisa Heronema was at the plate next and singled to second base to advance Aragon-Autobee to third. After Heronema stole second, freshman Cassie Long singled to right field to advance her to third and score Aragon-Autobee.
Up next for the Rangers was freshman Natalie Adami who went yack over the left field fence recording three RBI's. The Orediggers changed pitchers moving starting pitcher Katie Kocman to second and placing starting second baseman Taylor Cayou in the circle. Cayou was able to hold the Rangers scoreless for the remainder of the inning.
The Orediggers registed two of their own runs in the bottom of the inning before Regis scored three more in the top of the sixth and one more in the top of the seventh. Mines was unable to score after the bottom of the fifth ending the game in favor of Regis 8-3. Recording the win for Regis was Haberkorn who improves to 14-10.
This series will conclude on Sunday in Golden with the first pitch set for 11:00 a.m.