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May 4, 2013

Baseball's Win Streak Stopped In Game One Loss To No. 4 CMU

GRAND JUNCTION – Visiting Colorado School of Mines saw its seven-game winning streak halted against fourth-ranked Colorado Mesa on Friday, as the hosts used 19 hits to stake a 16-3 series-opening victory at Suplizio Field in Grand Junction. 

Mines (21-22, 16-17 RMAC) was limited to just five hits in the contest and four by Preseason RMAC Pitcher of the Year Nolan Snell (7-1) in the nine-inning affair. 

Sophomore righty Ben Gilman (5-5) was once again stymied in his quest to join teammate Blake Dunham with the program's single-season wins record (six), as he was tagged with six earned runs over four innings in Friday's loss. 

The team's leader in ERA, strikeouts and innings pitched entering the contest, Gilman surrendered nine hits and three walks while striking out two batters over his 88-pitch outing. 

Senior Bobby Egeberg led the squad with a 2-for-5 effort out of the leadoff spot while also adding an RBI single in the two-run seventh inning for the Orediggers.

Freshman Nate Olinger finished 1-for-3 in the batter's box with a run scored and an RBI while Garrett Schirmacher added a 1-for-3 clip and Matthew Pullos posted a 1-for-4 batting line. 

Travis Ramos and Kyle Wallace each scored a run during the game as well. 

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