The Colorado Mesa baseball team embarks on the road to start what Head Coach Chris Hanks called the longest road trip in his time with the Mavericks.
The Mavs play their next 12 games away from Suplizio field starting with rival CSU-Pueblo this Friday. CMU has had plenty success over the Thunderwolves in recent years going 19-5 in the last four seasons.
On the road this season, the Mavericks are 7-4 with three of those losses coming from two top-ten ranked teams. With conference play in full swing the Mavericks know road wins mean a lot down the road.
“It’s important that we win on the road,” senior infielder Garrett Ball said. “These games are really important, so we need to approach every team that we play on the road just like any other team, like a top team in the country. We have to go in there with the right mindset because if we don’t and drop a few games, it could hurt us.”
“It could really improve your strength of schedule and the quality points you get in the regional rankings which are all important things,” Head Coach Chris said. “You still have to win ball games. We kind of have the mindset we’ll go any place, any time and play. Just give us a field and some umpires and that’s the way we look at it.”
The series against Pueblo starts at 6 p.m. on Friday.