Lobo Softball Falls to Arizona, 9-1
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  10/15/2011
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics
TUCSON, Ariz.--The University of New Mexico softball team was able to scatter four hits on Saturday off of Arizona ace and 2011 USA Softball Player of the Year finalist Kenzie Fowler, but the Wildcats claimed a 9-1 victory over the Lobos at Hillenbrand Stadium.

New Mexico is now 1-1-1 two days in to the Arizona Fall Classic, having tied (tournament games have a two hour time limit) with Pima Community College and defeating Cypress College on Friday.

The Lobos' four hits came from four different players--Chelsea Anaya, Shenise Cox, Kaity Ingram and Stefanie Carramusa.

In the circle for New Mexico was Kaela DeBroeck. The junior threw six innings, striking out two and allowing nine hits. As a team, the Lobos committed five errors in the field.

New Mexico's Carramusa was first to cross home plate and put the Lobos up 1-0 in the top of the second inning. The junior shortstop reached on a walk and was driven in by an Anaya double to left field.

The lead was short lived. Arizona answered right away, using a lead-off home run and a two-run homer to claim the 3-1 lead before the end of the second.

The Wildcats didn't look back, scoring two runs in the third inning, three in the fifth and one in the sixth.

Despite falling behind early on, the Lobos fought until the end.

"Overall I'm really happy with how the team compete," New Mexico head coach Erica Beach said. "We never gave up a big inning and made some good contact on offense. We did have some miscues on defense, which we will learn from. Arizona was a great challenge to see where we stand and we will use the game to make ourselves better."

Down 5-1 in the top of the fifth with two outs on, New Mexico's Shenise Cox singled to left field. The senior then stole second and was advanced to third off of a single up the middle by Ingram. However, the Lobos' third out of the inning came shortly after as Ingram was caught trying to steal second.

New Mexico faces Phoenix and Central Arizona at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., respectively.