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Buffs baseball brings excitement to Boulder


By NewsTeam Boulde... - Posted on 19 April 2011

Colorado's club baseball team took on the three time defending club national champion and in-state rival Colorado State Rams on Sunday. The double-header took place at Scott Carpenter Park in Boulder instead of CU's normal home park in Johnstown. The two different parks provide very different feels for players.

"Johnstown is a little bit bigger field and here with the size of the field the ball travels a little bit more on a windy day like today," said Mark Rivet, one of CSU's pitchers.

However, the size of the ballpark isn't all that differs when playing between the two cities. The enthusiasm and excitement in the stands changes greatly.

"CSU playing CU in the heart of Boulder the atmosphere is a lot more heavy and a lot more interesting, you know the rivalry is awesome so Boulder is a fun town to play in," said Rivet.

The Buffs definitely did not disappoint the fans that showed up on Sunday. In the first game of the day they came back from a three run deficit in the last inning to get the win with a walk off hit. The second game of the double-header wasn't as close with the Buffs jumping out to an early lead and holding on for a one run victory.

The feel good wins against the Rams left the fans celebrating and wanting more.

"I think it would be a lot better to have our own stadium to be able to go to because of the games because it's fun to be out here but it doesn't happen too often," said CU student Jarrod Fort.

CU is now 15-24 overall with a 3-8 conference record. The team will now travel to Greeley to finish up their regular season against the Northern Colorado Bears before heading to Regionals in early May.