Three days after scoring a school-record 34 runs the Metro baseball team’s offense went stagnant. March 9 at Auraria Field the ’Runners were defeated by Regis 12-3. The loss dropped Metro to 8-9 overall, but it maintained a 5-1 record in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
Outfielder Zach Krueger doubled-home a run in the bottom half of the first inning to give the ’Runners an early lead, but Regis responded quickly.
After three innings Regis led 6-1, and Metro’s starting pitcher Tony Weber was knocked out of the game. Metro scored one run in the fifth off a Mike Coffey (OF) single and another in the sixth, but couldn’t cross home plate again.
Regis exploded in the eighth inning and scored five runs on just four hits. Center fielder J.T. Putt finished off the ’Runners with a two-run, his second of the year.
Weber dropped to 1-1 on the season and has allowed 13 runs in 10 innings pitched. He has an ERA of 9.90 on the season, and opponents have batted .362 against him.
Krueger led the team with two hits, and improved his average to .395 for the young 2010 season. Leadoff man Chris Redding (OF) stole his team-high eighth and ninth stolen bases and scored one run. Redding leads the team in hits (22), runs (21), at-bats (50) and total bases (35).
The ’Runners will travel to Las Vegas, N.M. and play a three-game series against New Mexico Highlands University March 12 and 13.