Metro baseball won three of four games at Colorado Christian University April 5-6.
CCU carried a 3-0 lead into the third inning of game one, where Metro tied the game at three on sophomore center fielder Mitch Gibbon’s sacrifice fly to center field, and sophomore outfielder Jeff Levett’s two-run homer to left field. The Cougars handed Metro a 10-9 loss.
In game two, senior starting pitcher Justin Arceneaux gave up one earned run on nine hits over seven innings. Gibbons, who went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and one run scored in the 5-1 victory, aided the Runners’ offense.
A three-run first inning proved to be all the runs Metro needed in a 3-1 win in game three. Sophomore pitcher Nick Hammett threw nine strong innings for the Roadrunners, striking out eight of the 38 batters he faced. Hammett gave up one earned run and five hits en route to his second win of the season.
In the final game, Metro turned an early 1-0 deficit into an 8-1 advantage and won 10-5.
Metro softball lost to Chadron State College and Fort Lewis College April 6-7 in Nebraska.
Sophomore shortstop Susie Oury put Metro up 1-0 with an RBI double in the top of the third inning in game one, but lost 4-2.
Down 6-0 after three innings in game two, the Roadrunners hung nine runs in the top of the fourth inning versus Fort Lewis. The two teams entered the seventh tied at 10, when the Skyhawks doubled in the winning run off Hernandez.
Junior first baseman Stephanie Dunham went 2-for-2 with one RBI and two runs in the 11-10 loss.
Metro lost game three, 5-3. Junior middle infielder Dani Sandel tied the game at three in the bottom of the fifth inning with a solo home run to center field. Hernandez pitched seven innings for Metro and took the loss, surrendering 10 hits and five earned runs.
In game four, Chadron State had a grand slam in the bottom of the third inning. Metro tied the game at six. The Skyhawks broke a 6-6 tie with a walk-off, solo homerun in the bottom of the seventh inning, winning 7-6.
The Lady Runners are 12-21, in the midst of a four-game losing streak.