Lobo Softball Continues Homestand Colorado State
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  04/22/2010
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

April 22, 2010

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The University of New Mexico softball team continues its homestand this weekend with conference action against Colorado State. The Lobos host the Rams on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. MT. New Mexico finishes up its homestand in non-conference play with a midweek doubleheader against UTEP on April 27. GameTracker and live streaming will be provided for all games, visit GoLobos.com for more information.

Saturday's game against Colorado State will be "Think Pink Day" at Lobo Field. Fans can get into the game for only $2 if they wear pink. UNM hosts the annual event to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness.

New Mexico will have seven games left in the season after hosting UTEP. The Lobos will head on the road for four games against Utah, BYU for two games, and Colorado State. New Mexico will finish up the season at home on May 13-15 against UNLV and San Diego State. The Lobos will recognize their seniors in the final game of the season on May 15 against San Diego State at 1 p.m. MT.


The Lobo softball team lost to New Mexico State Tuesday evening in the Rio Grande Rival, 12-3 at Lobo Field. The game was tied at 3-3 going into the fifth inning until New Mexico State had a four-run inning in the top of the fifth to keep the lead. Freshman Sheryl Guillermo came up big for the Lobos going 2-for-3 with two RBIs, a double and a run. Senior Cristin Anderson had an RBI on a double. Jessica Garcia and Kaela DeBroeck each had a run for the Lobos off of Guillermo's double.


Saturday's game against Colorado State will be the 96th meeting between the two teams, with the Lobos leading the series 48-47. Colorado State won two out of the three games played last season. The Rams won at home on April 19, 2009 in a doubleheader sweep, 2-1 and 4-3. New Mexico won the final meeting between the two teams on May 2, 2009, 6-4 at home.

The Rams come into this weekend with a 24-16 record after losing to Northern Colorado, 7-3 on Tuesday. Colorado State is currently 2-4 on the season in conference play, beating Utah and BYU once. Jenna Krogh leads the Rams at the plate with a .362 batting average and 13 stolen bases. Rebecca Penland is hitting .339 with 12 doubles, three home runs, and leads the team with 36 RBIs.

Kelli Eubanks leads Colorado State in the circle with a 3.04 ERA, 150 strikeouts, and a 18-10 record. Kelsey Jo O'Brien could also see time in the circle with a 3-4 record and a 3.80 ERA. Rounding out the pitching staff for the Rams are Penland and Danielle Chaplin.