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Lobo Softball Rallies To Defeat BYU, 3-1
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  04/03/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

April 3, 2008

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PROVO, Utah --- New Mexico junior Analise Rubalcava hit a two-run homer in the top of the seventh inning to help UNM rally past BYU, 3-1, Thursday night at Gail Miller Park. The Lobos pulled out the victory after scoring three runs in the final inning and improved to 16-12 on the season and 1-0 in the Mountain West Conference. The Lobos won their first game in Provo since 2003 and snapped a 13-game losing skid against the Cougars.

UNM received a solid outing from senior Kelly Ninemire. Ninemire threw a complete game allowing a run on six hits. BYU dropped to 21-13 with the loss and fell to 0-1 in league play.

Sophomore Katie Gilmore led off the seventh with a double to right center. Rubalcava followed with her second home run of the season and it was a shot over the center field fence. Senior Ashley Allen continued the rally with a walk then stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Junior Samantha Hughes laid down a bunt single down the third base line that allowed Allen to score. UNM led 3-1 after the inning.

Ninemire gave up a leadoff double in the bottom of the seventh but slammed the door for UNM.

Gilmore led UNM at the plate going 2-for-3. Rubalcava was 1-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored, while Hughes was 1-for-3 with an RBI.

BYU scored its only run in the bottom of the third inning on a sacrifice fly by Monica Gonzalez.

Game two is currently underway in Provo. UNM plays Utah Friday at 4 p.m. in Salt Lake City.

Wednesday, April 23
5 - 13 (L)
Softball
at Colorado State
Friday, April 25
5:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. Utah State
Saturday, April 26
1:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. Utah State
Sunday, April 27
12:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. Utah State
Tuesday, April 29
5:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. NM State
Friday, May 02
3:00 PM - 
Softball
at Boise State
Saturday, May 03
3:00 PM - 
Softball
at Boise State
Sunday, May 04
1:00 PM - 
Softball
at Boise State
Thursday, May 15
TBA - 
Softball
at TBD
Thursday, May 22
TBA - 
Softball
at TBD
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