Softball sweeping conference play

Conference Play

Metropolitan State University of Denver third baseman Brooke Lovas (#2) throws a runner out at first during the first game of a double-header against UCCS at the Regency Athletics Complex in Denver on Sunday, March 5. Roadrunners swept the Mountain Lions 1-0 and 4-1. Photo by Kenny Martinez • kmart143@msudenver.edu

The MSU Denver Roadrunners’ softball team are on a tear right now with a 12 game winning streak, bringing their overall record up to 18-7. Not only do they hold a solid overall record, but they are undefeated in conference play with a 12-0 record, and hold a dominating record of 10-2 at home this season.

One main reason behind this season’s success is that they have an offense that is spread out throughout the roster. Carissa Terry is leading the team with three home runs on the season, and Sarena Espinoza leads the team in runs batted in with 20. The Roadrunners have also received some strong pitching
from Hayley Fields, Cassidy Smith and Darby McGhee. Fields holds the best record with four wins and one loss. Smith has accumulated a record of five wins and four losses.

Defensive play is just as important and the Roadrunners have been dominant in this category as well.

When it comes to put outs, Carissa Terry is single-handedly leading the category. She has accumulated 148. Right behind her is Espinoza and Annika Anderson, respectively.

From March 3-5 the Roadrunners played host to the UCCS Mountain Lions, where the Roadrunners defeated the Mountain Lions twice on Saturday with the first game ending in a dominant 8-2 victory. The second game was closer, as the Roadrunners just squeezed by the Mountain Lions with a final score of 3-2. The Roadrunners continued their winning streak on Sunday, as they beat the Mountain Lions
twice again to extend their overall record to 14-7 on the season.

After this weekend, the Roadrunners have continued their dominating run.

Revised: 3/13/2017

Author: JJ Seaward

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