April 19, 2009
FORT COLLINS, Colo. --- New Mexico softball was swept in a doubleheader Sunday at Colorado State. The Lobos fell to the Rams in game one 2-1 and dropped game two 4-3 in nine innings. UNM pounded out 15 hits in the two games but heartbreaking losses left the Lobos with an 11-29 overall record. New Mexico is 2-6 during Mountain West Conference action. CSU improved to 21-20 on the season and 4-3 in league play.
UNM starter Danielle Castro went five innings allowing two runs on two hits. Castro held CSU scoreless until the bottom of the sixth inning. Despite a strong pitching performance Castro (3-12) took the loss and was relieved by senior Analise Rubalcava. Rubalcava came on in relief and pitched the final three outs for UNM.
Both teams had three hits in game one. Hughes was 1-for-3 with an RBI.
Rubalcava gave New Mexico a 1-0 lead in game two. Rubalcava singled through the left side allowing Anderson to score. The 1-0 lead would hold up until the bottom of the third inning.
CSU used a sacrifice fly and a two-run homer to gain a 3-1 advantage after three innings.
The Lobos waited until the top of the seventh inning to rally. UNM scored two runs and tie the game at 3-3. The Lobos had three consecutives doubles in the inning and forced extra innings.
In the bottom of the ninth inning, CSU came through with a run-scoring single.
New Mexico outhit the Rams 12-10 and had four players with multiple hits.
Rubalcava took the loss in game two for UNM. Rubalcava (5-15) went 4 2/3 innings allowing five hits and two runs. Castro pitched and went four innings giving up two runs on five hits.
The Lobos will host UNLV and San Diego State next weekend at Lobo Field.