Colorado Mesa Softball made history over the weekend when the team won its 30th straight game setting a new program record, all while one Maverick set a record of her own.
Senior Brooke Hodgson broke both CMU’s and the RMAC’s record for career RBI batting in her 245th run Saturday against Colorado Mines. The record of 244 was previously held by her former teammate and three-time RMAC Player of the Year Makayla Kovac. Hodgson recorded six RBI in Saturday’s double header, including a game-tying RBI in the sixth inning of game one to help keep the Mavericks win streak alive. She broke the record with a pair of home runs in game two.
“I didn’t even really know about it until before the weekend,” Hodgson said. “I think it’s just awesome. I think it says a lot, though, of the people in front of me getting on. Maggie [Manwarren], Alex [Dufour], they’re always there, they’re always in scoring position, so it makes my job super easy just to get a single and they’re going to score no matter what. They have so much speed.”
Hodgson has 63 RBI on the year thus far, just seven shy of her 2017 season total of 70. After the weekend, her career total stands at 249.
The No. 1 Mavericks host Fort Lewis this weekend. The Skyhawks are in second to last in the RMAC at 4-16. The series starts this Friday at 2 p.m. at the CMU Softball Field.