COLORADO STATE 3, NORTHERN COLORADO 1
GREELEY, CO – Colorado State responded with a purpose after being run-ruled on Wednesday, getting a sterling effort from pitcher Bridgette Hutton as the Rams slipped past Northern Colorado in their NISC regional elimination game Thursday.
Colorado State faces Loyola Marymount or South Dakota State in another elimination game set for Thursday.
Hutton (15-12) scattered four hits, walking four and striking out five. Haley Donaldson and Ashley Michelena each drove in a run for Colorado State (27-22), which took a 3-0 lead after two innings.
Kaley Garcia doubled to lead off the bottom of the sixth for the Bears (28-28) and moved to third on a groundout. After a strikeout, Hutton threw a wild pitch to score Garcia, but she came back to get a strikeout of Rachel Johnson to end the inning.