Still at 22-9, the Rams return home after a disappointing
weekend. Due to the heavy rains in Albuquerque, N.M., both games
scheduled for this past weekend were cancelled and will be
rescheduled for a later date.
The weekend was spent inside a hotel instead of on the diamond
and the games that were highly anticipated by both teams will have
“To go down there and not play was very frustrating for all of
us,” head coach Mary Yori said. “We’ll just have to use the next
couple games to get back into things and prepare for
Tuesday CSU will face Northern Colorado in a doubleheader at
Rams Field. The Bears are 4-17 on the season and are coming off a
two-game losing streak to Regis University. The Rams haven’t played
a game in two weeks and are more than ready to continue their
“All of us are getting kind of anxious to get out there and
play. It’ll be nice to play UNC at home,” sophomore Melanie Lafoon
said. “We need to get back into a rhythm.”
The CSU-UNC game is about in-state pride, and with the Bears
moving to Division I this season, the game holds a lot more
“They don’t have a particularly good record, but they should
play us tough,” Yori said. “Just like any other game, we need to be
ready to play hard.”
Last year the Rams won both games they played against UNC by
scores of 8-1 and 6-5.
This year senior catcher Erin Peterson leads the Bears in
virtually every offensive category, including hitting (.509), hits
(28), home runs (7) and slugging percentage (1.055).
However, CSU looks stronger as a team. While the Bears hit .266
as a team, the Rams are hitting a respectable .333. The Rams’
pitching also looks strong considering their opponents are hitting
.235, compared to UNC’s opponents, who are hitting .314.
Although the Rams must first face the Bears, conference play is
still on their minds. Instead of starting the Mountain West season
with New Mexico, they will play a San Diego State team that won the
conference outright last season and was picked to do so again this
“We’re a little concerned about starting off against SDSU,”
Laffoon said. “They’ll probably be our toughest opponent in the
The Aztecs are 23-18 on the season and 2-2 in the Mountain
Tuesday’s double-header is set to start at noon. The Rams then
travel to San Diego for a twin bill on April 9.