March 21, 2009
SEATTLE, Wash. --- New Mexico softball lost a pair of games Saturday against No. 3 Washington. The Lobos dropped game one 14-3 in five innings and lost the second game 4-3 in eight innings to the nationally-ranked Huskies. New Mexico fell to 9-18 on the season while Washington improved to 26-3 overall. The series finale is scheduled for 1 p.m. MT Sunday.
In game one, UNM had six hits and scored three runs. Senior Samantha Hughes was 2-for-3 in the game with an RBI. Junior transfer Cristin Anderson scored twice and went 2-for-3 from the plate. Senior Analise Rubalcava (5-11) started and took the loss. Rubalcava threw 1 2/3 innings allowing five runs on five hits. Freshman Kerry Hodgins came on in relief to throw the final 2 1/3 innings giving up nine runs on nine hits.
New Mexico led for the majority of game two but couldn't hold on late. The Lobos scored a run in the first inning and two in the fourth. UNM held a 3-0 lead until the bottom of the sixth inning when Washington tied the game. The game would go into extra innings before the Huskies scored in the bottom of the eighth for the win.
Lobo freshman Shenise Cox extended her hitting streak to 11 games after going 2-for-4.
Freshman Danielle Castro (2-5) threw a complete game for New Mexico. Castro gave up four runs on 10 hits.
Gametracker will be available for Sunday's series finale with Washington.