After two heartbreaking losses, Dixie State University baseball secured two wins and split the series against third ranked Colorado Mesa University over the weekend.
Both DSU losses came by just one run, each in walk-off style as the Mavericks scored game winning runs in each of the first two games of the series. This first of which was an unearned run that CMU pushed across in the bottom of the tenth inning giving them a 2-1. The second came in similar fashion in the bottom of the ninth of the second game when a double scored the go-ahead and winning run.
The Storm rebounded quickly as it took the next two games by scores of 6-5 an 13-12. In DSU’s first win of the series, they held a 5-0 lead after the second inning of play. The Mavericks rallied to score five runs of their own over the next three innings, but the Storm added a run in the sixth and never looked back as they secured the victory.
The final game of the series saw the Storm score three runs in the top of the first inning. CMU, however, would score six runs while keeping the Storm quiet and held a 6-3 lead going into the top of the seventh. DSU exploded for a 6-run inning followed by three runs in the top of the eighth.
The Mavericks would push across six runs in the bottom of the eight to tie the score at 12 going into the final inning. Redshirt junior outfielder Jerome Hill II sent a double down the left-field line scoring the go-ahead run to help give the Storm the 13-12 victory.
DSU now sports a 12-2 record and will return home to begin its Pacific West Conference schedule against California Baptist University beginning March third at six p.m. All games will be played at Bruce Hurst Field.