Nationally-Ranked Mavs Have Yet to Peak


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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.–Manager Chris Hanks says the CMU baseball team, ranked 21st nationally and first in the RMAC, isn’t playing to their full potential.

“I still think we’re only operating at about 80 percent capacity,” he said. “There’s 20 percent more in these guys’ tanks as a team that we haven’t seen yet, and some of that needs to start coming out now.”

The Mavs will open Suplizio Field Friday evening when they host the worst team in the RMAC Mountain Division, Metro State College.

With just three series left in the regular season, and rival CSU-Pueblo two games behind, every game matters from here on out.

“The responsibility is on these guys making their team better each time out,” Hanks said. “And if we don’t, we probably don’t stand a good chance in the end. So it’s respect to the game of baseball, it’s going out and playing a certain style of ball, consistent play, regardless of the week, weekend, who you’re playing or anything else.”

First pitch on Friday is set for 6:30 p.m.

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