Regis Captures Series With 2-0 Victory In Extra Innings
GOLDEN – Freshman Christian Rooney stymied Regis University for eight innings, but the Rangers were able to plate two runs in an extra ninth inning to capture the series with a 2-0 win in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader at Jim Darden Field in Golden.
The game was scheduled for seven innings, but a pitchers dual between Rooney and Steven Brault of Regis (8-2, 3-1 RMAC) kept both teams scoreless through eight frames before the Rangers were able to pull ahead in the top of the ninth.
Rooney scattered just two hits over eight innings with four strikeouts while facing the minimum number of batters in five of his eight innings.
Peter Herrin took the loss after allowing two earned runs in one inning of relief.
One game after a 4-for-4 effort in Sunday's opener, Charlie Basil once again led the offense with a 3-for-4 effort at the plate.
Kyle Wallace finished 1-for-4 while Rey Chavarria and Parker Stevens both finished 1-for-1 off the bench.
Mines (4-7, 1-3 RMAC) had trouble getting any offense going all game against Brault, who allowed just six hits and recorded 16 strikeouts in the complete-game shutout.
Mines had its best chance to score in the bottom of the eighth after three-straight singles loaded up the bases with one out, but the rally was soon thwarted when Bobby Egeberg lined out to the Rangers' Logan Knox at second base, who then dove for the bag to double-up Basil off second.
Regis then took a lead it would not relinquish with two runs in the top of the ninth to capture the 2-0 victory.
Mines will return to action on Friday when the squad opens up a four-game series against Colorado Christian with a doubleheader beginning at noon at All-Star Park in Lakewood.