Feb. 20, 2010
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--The University of New Mexico softball team won both games of today's doubleheader against the visiting Seattle Redhawks in the home opener. The Lobos dropped the Redhawks 6-1 in the first game and scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to close out the day with a 9-8 win. New Mexico was down 8-7 heading into their final at-bat of the second game. Jessica Lujan-Dresslar drove in the tying run with a single to right field, and Cristin Anderson came through in a two-out, bases loaded situation to drive in Lujan-Dresslar for the winning run. New Mexico improves to 4-2 on the season, while Seattle drops to 0-7.
Shaunte Duarte led New Mexico at the plate in the first game, going 2-4 and notching 2 RBI. Kaela DeBroeck pitched a complete game and picked up the win, scattering three hits. The Lobos scored one run in the first inning, two in the fourth, and two in the sixth.
New Mexico went up 6-0 in the second game, scoring four runs in the third inning when Danielle Castro sent a shot over the left field fence with two runners on base. Seattle scored four runs in the fourth to make the score 6-4, then scored two runs in the sixth to tie everything up at sixes. The Redhawks took an 8-7 lead in the top of the seventh, and New Mexico entered their final at-bat in a do-or-die situation.
Danielle Castro singled to left field with one out, then advanced to second base on a passed ball. She moved to third on a groundout and was pushed across the plate by a Lujan-Dresslar single to tie the score 8-8. Jordyn Bledsoe then reached base on an error and Cassandra Kalapsa was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Anderson came up big with a single to right field to drive Lujan-Dresslar in for the winning run and end the game with a score of 9-8.
New Mexico closes out their four game homestand with a doubleheader against Seattle at 11 a.m. tomorrow. Visit GoLobos.com for live stats and game recaps.