Kaleb Center, Sports Information Director
PUEBLO, Colo. – A pair of Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference softball games both ended in a 4-1 score on Sunday in Pueblo, each team winning once, as the Chadron State College team finished the weekend in a 2-2 tie with Colorado State University-Pueblo, over the four-game series.
CSC finished the weekend 8-17, 6-9 RMAC, and ninth in the conference standings, while CSU-Pueblo, now seventh, registered a record of 8-17, 7-9 in the RMAC.
Chadron State freshman Bailynn Meek, batting in the designated player position, continued an already impressive weekend by nabbing an RBI single in the top of the first, before Pueblo tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the second in Sunday’s opener.
The Eagles’ winning run was an unearned one in the fourth inning. Meek had another RBI on a double in the sixth, followed by an Aspen Eubanks sac fly, to finish the scoring at 4-1.
CSC pitcher Jessica Jarecki allowed three hits in seven innings, striking out nine and walking only one batter. She was not charged with an earned run.
A stolen base, three singles, and a double put the ThunderWolves up 3-0 in the first inning of the afternoon game.
Chadron State got one run back on a Kendyl Moody sac fly in the third, but CSUP pitcher held the Eagles to just five hits in seven innings, stranding four CSC runners on base.
Pueblo tacked on an unearned score in the fifth for the matching 4-1 win, credited to Kent. Megan Horn took the loss for CSC.
Meek and junior first baseman Kayla Michel were both a matching 6-for-13 in the batter’s box for the Eagles, in the series, totaling six RBI and three runs scored between the pair.
Sophomore Allie Mason led CSC with a .545 on-base percentage, going 4-for-9 with a walk and was hit by a pitch.
Chadron State travels to Spearfish, South Dakota next weekend, for another conference series at Black Hills State University.