April 16, 2010
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico softball team falls 10-2 in five innings to Utah, Friday evening at Lobo Field. Senior Cristin Anderson led the Lobos going 1-for-2 with a run, a walk and a stolen base. New Mexico will return to action Saturday at noon against Utah. GameTracker will be provided for Saturday's game on GoLobos.com.
Anderson led off the first inning with a single to left field and advanced to second on a fielding error by the left fielder. Anderson got to third on a stolen base and scored on a throwing error by the catcher to put the Lobos up 1-0.
Utah had two big innings scoring five in the third and five more in the fifth. Utah scored the first five runs with two outs and two New Mexico errors on a three-run home run and a two-run double to go ahead 5-1 in the top of the third.
Jessica Lujan-Dresslar led off the bottom of the fourth inning for the Lobos with a double to center field. With two outs, Shenise Cox singled to center field to score Lujan-Dresslar and end the inning down 5-2.
The Utes had their second big inning in the top of the first with five runs off of four hits. Utah scored the first two runs of the inning off of a double and a single. Lindsey Palmer scored the final three runs for the Utes with a three-run home run to center field to end the game 10-2 in five innings.
Kerry Hodgins and Cox also went 1-for-2 at the plate for the Lobos. Cox hit the only RBI for New Mexico. Lujan-Dresslar went 1-for-3 on a double and scored a run.
Utah was led at the plate by Joni Cook going 2-for-3 with three RBIs, a double, and a run. Kelsi Hoopiiaina went 1-for-2 with a home run, three RBIs, two runs, and a walk. Ashley Smuda (15-10) received the win in the circle with seven strikeouts and helped her team improve to 18-21 and 1-3 in the Mountain West Conference.
Kaela DeBroeck received the loss for the Lobos and is now 5-11. New Mexico falls to 10-25 on the season and 0-5 in conference play. For more information regarding Lobo softball go to GoLobos.com.