April 5, 2010
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico softball team will play a midweek game down south in Las Cruces against New Mexico State. The Lobos are 10-19 after seven weeks of play and will open the series on Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. MT at the NMSU Softball Complex. Tuesday's game will be broadcasted live through Aggie Vision on Comcast channel 77.
The Lobos open up conference play on the road this weekend against San Diego State and UNLV, April 9-11. New Mexico starts conference play on Friday at 7:00 p.m. MT in San Diego, Calif. against the Aztecs at the SDSU Softball Complex. The Lobos then travel to Las Vegas, Nev. to take on the Rebels, Saturday at 2:00 p.m. MT and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. MT at the Eller Media Stadium. GameTracker will be provided for all games this weekend, visit GoLobos.com for more information.
RECAPPING LAST WEEKEND FOR NEW MEXICOThe University of New Mexico softball team went 0-3 this past weekend at home against a tough No. 2 Arizona. The Lobos lost the first game 8-0 in five innings. In the second game, New Mexico lost 11-2 in six innings. The Lobos ended the series with a 14-0 loss in five innings. The final game of the series was the first game this season where the Lobos did not get a hit. The Lobos also only had 14 at bats, which is the fewest this season so far.
Senior Cristin Anderson led the team during the series hitting 1-for-5 on a triple with two runs and three walks. Anderson scored the only runs for the Lobos last weekend against Arizona. Shaunte Duarte and Jessica Lujan-Dresslar each had a double during the series. Lujan-Dresslar also had the only RBI for the team. Each of New Mexico's pitchers received a loss during the series.
SCOUTING NEW MEXICO STATETuesday's game against New Mexico State will be the 119th meeting between the two teams, with the Lobos leading the series 71-47. New Mexico State won both games during the 2009 season. The first win came on Mar. 24, 2009 (8-7) and the second win came on Apr. 28, 2009 (13-8).
The Aggies come into this weekend with a 17-16 record and are currently riding a seven-game losing streak. New Mexico State went 0-3 last weekend in conference play against Hawai'i. Hoku Nohara leads the Aggies at the plate with nine home runs, nine doubles, and 37 RBIs and is hitting .410. Kylie Randall is hitting .417 with four doubles and 18 stolen bases.
Look to see Carissa Theis in the circle for New Mexico State. Theis has a 5-6 record with a 6.29 ERA with 47 strikeouts. Torrey Schroeder could also see time in the circle for the Aggies. Schroeder has a 6-5 record with a 6.81 ERA. Rounding out the large New Mexico State pitching staff are Alex Newman, Alex Villalobos, Sydney Williard, Sarah Byrne, and Kelsey Schueler.