GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) Two Super Regional wins are the only thing separating the Mavericks and the finals in Cary, North Carolina. CMU will head to Texas to play Angelo State in the South Central Super Region tournament this weekend.
The Mavericks defeated Colorado Mines 11-1 on Saturday to advance to the Super Regional. CMU scored 30 runs in their three wins at home in Suplizio this past weekend but with JUCO taking over the ballpark starting Saturday, the number one seeded Mavericks will hit the road to play the fourth ranked Angelo State, a team that CMU beat 4-0 in the 2017 regional. Hitting the road doesn't seem to bother this team.
"The approach stays the same," said senior Hunter Douglas. "Of course, that's on our mind. Two wins gets us there but you've got to go one pitch, one inning at a time. I think everyone is going to be dialed in from that aspect. These are the reasons why you decide to come play baseball here at Colorado Mesa University."
"When you look at our team, I don't think you have a guy that is the best player on the team," said sophomore Jordan Stubbings. "We have a bunch of guys that are freaking good and we will go out and compete every single inning for each other. We love being around each other."
"Angelo is really aggressive with the bats," head coach Chris Hanks said. "They have really good team speed. They have solid pitching and they are playing at home. We're going to have to defend that running game and the speed aspect of what they do. They'll be the best running team we face. We're going to have to pitch it and pitch ahead and I think we are going to have to swing the bats to win it down there on the road."