GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) It was the start of a top ten battle at Suplizio Friday night as the Mavericks hosted #9 Colorado School of Mines.
#5 CMU was on the board first with a two run shot to left field by Caleb Farmer. The Mavericks would have a big fourth inning scoring two runs on two RBI doubles by Jordan Stubbings and Dominic Demarco.
Starting pitcher senior JR McDermott threw eight shutout innings with 12 strikeouts and only one walk.
The Orediggers didn't score until the top of the ninth with a solo home run from Derek Daly. The Mavericks take game one of the series, 7-1.
Saturday's double header begins at 1:00 P.M. and continues at 4:00 P.M. at Suplizio field.