March 19, 2009
SEATTLE, Wash. --- New Mexico softball dropped a pair of games Thursday against Seattle at Logan Field. The Lobos lost game one 3-2 and fell in game two 14-8. New Mexico slipped to 9-16 overall while Seattle improved to 8-9. UNM pounded out 14 hits in the doubleheader and led in both games.
New Mexico scored two runs in the first inning of game one but couldn't hold on to the lead. The Redhawks cut the deficit in half with a run in the bottom of the first.
Seattle tied the game in the third and scored the game-winning run in the fourth.
Lobo freshman Shenise Cox was 1-for-3 in the game with an RBI.
Senior Analise Rubalcava (5-10) took the loss in the circle after throwing 3 1/3 innings. Rubalcava gave up three runs on seven hits. Freshman Danielle Castro came on in relief to pitch the final 2 2/3 innings.
Game two was a slug fest with 26 hits between the two teams. New Mexico had 10 hits in the game and had three players with multiple hits. Cox extended her hitting streak to 10 games after going 1-for-4.
UNM scored its first run in the first inning but Seattle responded with four runs. The Lobos rallied back with five runs in the second inning and led 6-4 heading into the bottom of the second.
The Redhawks added tied the game at 2-2 in the second. Seattle would add four more runs in the fourth and again in the sixth inning to cruise to the win. SU had two home runs in the contest.
New Mexico scored a run in fourth and fifth but couldn't rally for the victory. UNM has now lost four straight.
Castro (2-5) took the loss for the Lobos after throwing 4 2/3 innings. Castro gave up 10 runs on 13 hits.
The Lobos will take on Washington this weekend in a three-game series. Gametracker will be available for all three games on GoLobos.com.