A winning start to new ballpark

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs baseball players field the first pitch before the team’s first game at their new field, Mountain Lion Park, on Friday. All events, including the game, were free for fans. The game marked the start of the 2018 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference season. The Mountain Lions defeated Regis 16-9.

A six-run third inning propelled the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs baseball team to a 16-9 win over Regis on Friday to celebrate the grand opening of Mountain Lion Park.

The stadium served as an exciting backdrop for UCCS as they picked up the win in their first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference game of the season.

After trailing 3-1, Scott Martinez got things going in the third with a solo home run, which spurred the six-run burst in the inning.

In all, Efrain Medina led with three RBIs as he, Scott Martinez, and Zach Hall each tallied three runs each.

On the mound, Colin Cicere earned his first win of the season by pitching 4.1 innings, allowing four runs off 10 hits.

The win puts the Mountain Lions at 7-6 and 1-0 in the RMAC.