March 7, 2008
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- New Mexico freshman Gabriella Parra singled home the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to seal a 6-5 comeback victory over Georgetown Friday night at Lobo Field. The Lobos rallied from a 4-1 deficit to extend their winning streak to seven games. UNM recorded nine hits in the win over the Hoyas and plated six runs. The Lobos improved to 11-5 with the win, while GU drops to 6-17 on the season.
Georgetown jumped ahead 1-0 with a solo home run in the first inning. Samantha Peters connected for the long ball over the left field fence.
The Hoyas used four hits including a two-run homer by Aimee Moffat to score three runs in the third inning. Georgetown regained a 4-1 lead heading into the bottom of the third inning.
The Lobos chipped away at the GU lead with a run in the third pulling the score to 4-2. Parra hit an RBI double to right center field to score George in the inning. Parra went 3-for-3 in the game with three RBI.
The Lobos tied the game in the fifth after scoring two unearned runs. George started the rally with a two-out double down the left field line and later scored on a fielding error by the Georgetown center fielder. Elcess hit the towering fly ball to center that allowed George to score. Parra came through with a single up the middle to plate Elcess.
Georgetown continued to fight and hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh inning. Peters blast to left field gave the Hoyas a 5-4 lead heading into the final at-bat for New Mexico. The homer was the second of the game for Peters. Peters was 3-for-4 in the game with three runs scored and three RBI.
UNM saved its best for the final inning. Junior Samantha Hughes led off the inning with a single through the right side. Sophomore Sara Loeffelholz walked to put two on and no outs. Elcess delivers an RBI single up the middle to tie the game at 5-5 and setup Parra for the game-winner. Parra slipped a single up the middle past the pulled in defense and allowed Loeffelholz to score from third.
Senior Kelly Ninemire got the win and improved to 7-2 on the season. Ninemire pitched four innings in relief allowing a run on two hits. Freshman Tori Rogers started the game and only threw 2.2 innings allowing four runs on five hits. Machac faced four batters in relief before Ninemire was called in from the bullpen.
Melissa Conners pitched 6.1 innings for Georgetown and took the loss. Conners fell to 0-6 on the season with the loss.
UNM plays Georgetown Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and Wright State at 6 p.m. at Lobo Field. The games will be available via all-access and gametracker on www.GoLobos.com.