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CSU baseball to face CU in weekend series

As other sports begin to wind down their seasons, America’s favorite past time is just starting to get in the swing of its season.

Colorado State’s club baseball team has played 13 games so far and look to begin its conference play by taking on the number one rival in the conference when the Rams play CU-Boulder in four games this weekend.


Even though the Rams have started their season out with a few hitches in their steps, they are not letting an 6-7 record dampen their spirits going into one of the biggest conference games of the year.

“Our record doesn’t necessarily reflect where we’re at right now,” head coach Nick Childs said. “We’re not too concerned about our record just from the standpoint that we haven’t played any conference games yet.”

Aside from wanting to bring up the morale on this team, there are a few other goals at hand going into this weekend’s matchup.

“It’s huge being a rivalry game and its even bigger having it be the first game of conference play,” catcher Brett Bogner said. “It’s really important for us to start off the season strong and make a statement.”

Even though taking home a few conference wins is of the utmost importance to this team, handling a few losses to the Buffs on their home field wouldn’t be a bad outcome of the weekend’s matchup either.

“Hopefully we’ll sweep them,” shortstop Zach Gehler said. “We’d like to beat them as badly as we can. I’m just looking to get four wins and start our conference play out on top as undefeated.”

Most students on CSU’s campus don’t look at this rivalry matchup the same as they do with football or basketball, but this baseball team takes the CU vs. CSU rivalry to heart and don’t want to let their university down anymore than the next athlete does.

“Any conference game is important,” Childs said. “It’s not the Rocky Mountain Showdown that is the football game, but at the same time it is still CU and when you go to CSU you don’t like that school and you want to beat them.”

Collegian Reporter Hannah Cornish can be reached at and on Twitter @Hmcornish.



Saturday 12 pm and 2 pm

Sunday 12 pm and 2 pm

Where: Nelson Farm Field, Johnstown

Who: CU vs. CSU baseball

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