April 24, 2010
The University of New Mexico softball team fell 2-1 to Colorado State, Saturday afternoon on "Think Pink Day" at Lobo Field. Cristin Anderson went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a stolen base to lead the Lobos at the plate. New Mexico continues its homestand against Colorado State on Sunday at 1 p.m. MT.
Colorado State struck first in the top of the third inning scoring two runs. Caitlan Stem led off the inning with a hit by pitch to get on base. Christine Thomsen doubled to center field to score Stem for the first run. The Rams scored their final run with a double Rebecca Penland to lead 2-0.
The Lobos attempted a comeback in the bottom of the fifth inning. Kerry Hodgins led off the inning with a walk. She was followed by Sheryl Guillermo, who hit a single to the shortstop to put runners on first and second. Jordyn Bledsoe hit a sacrifice bunt to advance the runners to second and third. Anderson then flied out to the center fielder to score the only run for the Lobos and end the game down 2-1.
New Mexico had six hits during the game with two doubles, but failed to capitalize leaving seven runners in scoring position. The Lobos were led by Anderson going 2-for-2 with an RBI and a stolen base. Hodgins went 1-for-2 with a run. Kaela DeBroeck and Cassandra Kalapsa each had a double and went 1-for-3 for New Mexico.
The Rams were led by Thomsen, going 1-for-3 with a run, a double and an RBI. Stem went 1-for-3 with a run and a double, and Penland went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a double. Kelli Eubanks (19-10) received the win in the circle for Colorado State to help her team improve to 25-16 and 3-4 in the Mountain West Conference.
Kaela DeBroeck (5-14) received the loss in the circle for the Lobos. With the loss New Mexico falls to 10-28 on the season and 0-7 in conference play. For more information regarding Lobo Softball go to GoLobos.com.