Good Pitching Exposure Prepares Mavs for Playoffs

With just two series left in RMAC play, the CMU softball team finds itself ahead in the race for a regular season title with a chance to carry on its lead this weekend at Colorado Christian.

However, last weekend, the Mavericks 24 game win streak came to an end thanks to a solid outing from Regis pitcher Logan Losh who allowed just one run on six hits against the Mavs.  Head Coach Ben Garcia called the loss a wake up call for his team because come postseason good pitching won't be a rarity.  However, to see the way the Mavs bounced back to win three out of four in the series, two of those against Losh, is encouraging and the exposure the Mavs need to prepare for playoffs.

"It was more of a mental mistake that we all had this weekend," said sophomore Kaila Jacobi.  "We talked about that coming into day two and we obviously did a lot better.  We saw [Losh] again two games and she definitely got out cause we started learning what she's going to do.  It's more of a mental approach then what we can do physically, which will come through in the end."

"This is the right time to see good pitching," said Garcia. "It really is because it's going to give us that momentum going forward. The opportunity to be able to get into conference play because we know we're going to see those same pitchers again, so that's key to be able to see them this time of the season to be able to go forward."

The Mavs head to Colorado Christian this weekend for a four game series. The Cougars' pitching staff holds one of the conference's top five ERA's at 3.87 and recorded just over 200 strikeouts this season.  The series starts Saturday with a double header followed by another on Sunday at CCU.


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