April 19, 2010
The University of New Mexico softball team continues its homestand this week against New Mexico State and Colorado State. The Lobos begin the week with a rematch against the Aggies on Tuesday at 6 p.m. MT. New Mexico then hosts the Rams for two games on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. MT. The Lobos will finish up their homestand in non-conference play with a midweek doubleheader against UTEP on April 27. GameTracker and live streaming will be provided for all games, visit GoLobos.com for more information.
Tuesday's game against Rio Grande Rival New Mexico State will be the second meeting between the two teams this season. The Aggies won the first meeting in Las Cruces on April 6, 10-0 in five innings. The Lobos look to get a win at home against New Mexico State, with the Aggies currently having 1-10 record in road games this season.
New Mexico will have seven games left in the season after hosting UTEP. The Lobos will head on the road for four games against Utah, BYU for two games, and Colorado State. New Mexico will finish up the season at home on May 13-15 against UNLV and San Diego State. The Lobos will recognize their seniors in the final game of the season on May 15 against San Diego State.
RECAPPING LAST WEEKEND FOR NEW MEXICO
The University of New Mexico softball team went 0-3 in the second week of conference play against BYU and Utah. The Lobos lost 10-5 against BYU in the first day of the homestand. The Lobos then hosted Utah and lost the first game 10-2 and the final game 9-1 both in five innings. Senior Cristin Anderson hit .429 over the weekend with a home run, two RBIs, four runs, three walks, and two stolen bases. Stefanie Carramusa went 2-for-4 hitting her third home run of the season and also had three RBIs and scored a run against BYU.
SCOUTING NEW MEXICO STATE
Tuesday's game against New Mexico State will be the 120th meeting between the two teams, with the Lobos leading the series 71-48. This will be the second game of the season, with the Aggies winning 10-0 in five innings on April 6. New Mexico State also won both games during the 2009 season. The first win came on March 24, 2009 (8-7) and the second win came on April 28, 2009 (13-8).
The Aggies come into this weekend with a 20-21 record after going 1-2 against Nevada last weekend. New Mexico State was swept in its doubleheader on Friday, losing 8-6 and 7-2. They come back on Saturday to win the final game 10-4. Hoku Nohara leads the Aggies at the plate with 10 home runs, 12 doubles, and 42 RBIs and is hitting .382. Kylie Randall is hitting .404 with four doubles and 23 stolen bases.
Look to see Carissa Theis in the circle for New Mexico State. Theis has a 5-8 record with a 6.26 ERA with 56 strikeouts. Torrey Schroeder could also see time in the circle for the Aggies. Schroeder has a 8-8 record with a 6.28 ERA. Rounding out the large New Mexico State pitching staff are Alex Newman, Alex Villalobos, Sydney Williard, Sarah Byrne, and Kelsey Schueler.