May 6, 2010
The University of New Mexico softball team (11-33, 1-9 Mountain West Conference) travels to Fort Collins, Colo. to take on Colorado State (27-18, 5-6 MWC) for a single game, Saturday at 1 p.m. MT. New Mexico's game against Colorado State will be broadcasted live on the Mountain West Sports Network. GameTracker will be provided online at GoLobos.com.
The Mountain West Sports Network can be seen on Comcast channel 276 and DirecTV channel 616. Erin Bajackson and Teri Goldberg will call the action for Saturday's game live on The Mtn.
New Mexico will have three games left in the season after playing Colorado State this weekend. The Lobos' final three games of the season will be 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 at 1 p.m. MT.
RECAPPING THE LAST WEEKEND for NEW MEXICO
The Lobo softball team went 1-2 against Utah and BYU this past week. The Lobos got their first conference win of the season against Utah on Thursday, beating the Utes 10-6. With the win New Mexico snapped its 17-game losing streak. Erin Brandow went a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate against the Utes to lead the Lobos. Brandow had three RBIs and a two-run home run during the game. Cristin Anderson went 3-for-4 with three runs, three RBIs, two home runs, two stolen bases and a walk against Utah. Stefanie Carramusa also notched a home run against the Utes and had a run and two RBIs. Kaela DeBroeck earned the win in the circle against Utah with three strikeouts. The Lobos' two losses of the weekend came against BYU on Friday and Saturday. New Mexico lost the first game 11-6, and the final game 6-1.
SCOUTING COLORADO STATE
Saturday's game against Colorado State will be the 98th meeting between the two teams, with the Rams leading the series 49-48. Colorado State took over the series lead this year, winning both games in Albuquerque. The Rams won the first game on April 24, 2-1 and the second game on April 25, 9-5.
The Rams come into this weekend with a 27-18 record after going 1-2 last weekend against BYU and Utah. Colorado State lost to BYU 12-4 in six innings and lost to Utah 11-10. The Rams came back on Saturday beating Utah 16-2 in five innings. Colorado State is currently 5-6 on the season in conference play. Caitlin Stem leads the Rams at the plate with a .386 batting average and nine home runs. Christine Thomsen leads the team with 37 RBIs and is hitting .359 with five home runs.
Kelli Eubanks leads Colorado State in the circle with a 3.32 ERA, 168 strikeouts, and a 28-11 record. Kelsey Jo O'Brien could also see time in the circle with a 3-5 record and a 4.49 ERA. Rounding out the pitching staff for the Rams are Penland and Danielle Chaplin.