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UNM Softball Rallies Past New Mexico State, 7-6
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  04/08/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

April 8, 2008

Box Score

LAS CRUCES, N.M. --- New Mexico defeated New Mexico State, 7-6, in the Route 66 Casino Hotel Rio Grande Rivalry played Tuesday at the NMSU Softball Complex. The Lobos rallied late to pull out the victory over the Aggies. UNM was led by sophomore Sara Loeffelholz who went 2-for-3 with two RBI. The Lobos improved to 18-14 with the win, while NMSU dropped to 17-27.

The Aggies scored two runs in the second and third innings and jumped ahead 4-0. NMSU plated a run on a sacrifice fly and a bunt single in the second and got a two-run homer from Stacey Lien in the third.

New Mexico scored three runs in the top of the fourth and cut the deficit to 4-3. Freshman Tianna George hit a two-run home run in the inning and senior Ashley Allen hit a run-scoring double.

The Lobos took their first lead in the sixth inning after scoring four runs. UNM added four hits including back-to-back two-RBI singles by Loeffelholz and freshman Machac Machac. After the top of the sixth inning, the Lobos led 7-4.

NMSU scored its final runs of the game in the bottom of the sixth and seventh on solo home runs. Hoku Nohara crushed a solo shot deep over the left field fence in the sixth and Ashley Maroda homered to left. The Aggies cut the UNM lead to 7-6 but was unable to overcome the late rally by the Lobos.

Machac was credited with the win and improved to 3-2. Machac came on in relief during the third inning and pitched until the bottom of the seventh. Senior Kelly Ninemire, who started the game, came back in and received the save after pitching the final three outs.

Kim Watson took the loss for NMSU and fell to 13-14.

The Lobos host Colorado State this weekend at Lobo Field. UNM and CSU play Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Gametracker and live video will be available for both games.

Thursday, April 02
5:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. Nevada
Friday, April 03
5:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. Nevada
Saturday, April 04
12:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. Nevada
Tuesday, April 07
3:00 PM - 
Softball
at Fresno State
5:00 PM - 
Softball
at Fresno State
Wednesday, April 08
11:00 AM - 
Softball
at Fresno State
Friday, April 10
5:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. Colorado State
Saturday, April 11
1:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. Colorado State
Sunday, April 12
12:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. Colorado State
Tuesday, April 14
6:00 PM - 
Softball
at New Mexico State
Friday, April 24
5:00 PM - 
Softball
at San Diego State
Saturday, April 25
5:00 PM - 
Softball
at San Diego State
Sunday, April 26
12:00 PM - 
Softball
at San Diego State
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