On the 25th and 26th of March, the Colorado State Rams opened their first conference series at home against border rival Wyoming. The Rams record before the games was 10-4 with no conference games played.
Game one resulted in a rout of Wyoming as the Rams put up 11 runs in a 11-0 victory to open the conference series. The game was highlighted by the spectacular pitching of Jared Van Vark as he put up a no hitter against the Cowboy. Van Vark put up six solid innings while striking out four in the process. The offense was highlighted by Mack Morford, who smashed two home runs in the game and drove in 4 runs in the process.
Game two was more of a nail biter as the Rams edged Wyoming by a score of 12-7. The Rams offense got going early with the help of Jake Walker who went 3-3 with an RBI and Mack Morford who crushed another home run, driving in three runs of his own. The starting pitcher was Clint Watt, Watt went 3 1/3 giving up two runs and recording one strikeout. He was relieved by Brad Johnson who would finish the inning giving up no runs. Ryan Wargo, Chris Singleton would both setup Mack Morford to close the game in the seventh inning, recording two strikeouts and securing the victory for the Rams.
Game three was another offensive onslaught as the Rams put up 13 in a 13-2 victory over Wyoming. The offense was highlighted by Matt Hart who had six RBI’s including a grand slam that shut the door on Wyoming’s hope of a comeback. The starter was Kevin Roberts, who went four strong innings giving up two runs and striking out two as well. Phelan Castellano came in to shut the door on the Cowboys to seal the deal for the Rams.
Game four was a non-conference game but that didn’t slow down the Rams as they took the final game by a score of 9-3. The offense was led by Trent Weldon who went 3-3 with a homerun and 2 RBI’. The game was started by Brad Johnson who went four innings giving up two earned runs while striking out five batters. Rain would end the game early but the Rams would emerge victorious yet again.
Next weekend the Rams look to take on the UNC Bears in another conference series. The Bears are 4-4 on the season and the Rams are 14-4 on the season. The games will be played in Greeley on Saturday, April 1st at 12 and 2 and Sunday April 2nd at 12 and 2 as well.