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The Maverick softball team won 24 consecutive games this season and are the RMAC champions for the second year in a row.


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Spring teams earn four RMAC championships

The Colorado Mesa University athletic department has enjoyed plenty of success during the 2016-17 school year and the spring was no different with four teams winning RMAC regular season titles.

The softball team won 25 of its first 27 games, including 24 in a row, to repeat as RMAC regular season champions. The Mavericks have asserted themselves as one of the most explosive offensive teams in Division II. CMU leads the nation in batting average (.388), second in slugging percentage (.630), second in on-base percentage (.458) and second in scoring (8.60). The team will host the RMAC Tournament May 4-6.

The baseball team started the year 5-5 before winning 41 of its next 45 games to secure its sixth straight regular season RMAC title. The Mavericks have dominated the league leading the conference in 21 different statistical categories. CMU ranks third nationally in strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.39) and fifth in shutouts (seven). The team will host the RMAC Tournament May 10-13.

The men’s lacrosse team repeated as RMAC regular season champions with a 9-1 conference mark and a 14-2 overall record. The Mavericks rank third nationally in both scoring margin (8.25) and scoring offense (15.69). The team will host the RMAC Tournament May 5-6.

The men’s tennis team earned a share of the RMAC regular season with MSU Denver after posting a 5-1 regular season mark. The last time the Mavericks won the regular season title was 1991, when head coach Dan MacDonald was a member of the team. The Mavericks fell to the MSU Denver Roadrunners to finish second in the conference tournament.

The cycling team also earned an individual national title over the winter. Brannan Fix won the men’s individual collegiate title in the sport of cyclocross at the national championships in Hartford, Conn. Cyclocross races are an hour long with the winner completing the most laps of a course comprised of road, gravel, dirt, mud and sand that also has barriers that force the riders to dismount and run over with their bikes. This past weekend the cycling team competed in the USA Cycling Collegiate National Championships. After three days of intense competition including time trials, road races and a criterium, the CMU men’s and women’s cycling teams both took second in the nation.

The spring semester is winding down but there is still time for a few more spring sport wins and titles.

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