March 12, 2010
COLUMBIA, Mo. - After a one-hour rain delay Friday afternoon in the top of the fifth inning against No. 3 Missouri, the University of New Mexico gets washed out losing, 2-0. The Lobos dropped the first game of the Children's Hospital Invitational to No. 21 Illinois, 7-0. The Invitational is hosted by the University of Missouri and continues through Sunday. The Lobos resume action on Saturday with a doubleheader that begins at 3:00 p.m. MT against Bradley. New Mexico falls to 8-12 on the season.
Freshman Cassandra Kalapsa led the Lobos in the first game against the Fighting Illini, hitting .667 and had a stolen base. New Mexico had a runner in scoring position in the seventh inning after a triple by Erin Brandow, but was not able to score the runner. Kaela DeBroeck (3-5) received the loss in the circle for the Lobos.
Illinois (15-1) was led by Danielle Zymkowitz who went 2-for-3 with one RBI, a stolen base, and scored three runs. The Fighting Illini scored their two runs of the game in the first two innings, added two in the fifth, and three in the seventh to end the game 7-0. Monica Perry got the win for Illini and is now 8-1 on the season.
In the second game of the day, New Mexico was tied 0-0 with Missouri in the top of the fifth when a rain delay was called that lasted a little over an hour. The score remained tied until the bottom of the sixth when Marla Schweisberge hit a single through the left side to start off the inning for the Tigers. Shana White pinch ran for Schweisberge and stole second base. Nicole Hudson grounded out to second, but advanced the runner to third. Ashley Flemming singled to left field to score the first run for the Tigers. Flemming stole second and scored the final run with a double by Jenna Marston.
Jessica Lujan-Dresslar led New Mexico going 2-for-2 and had a stolen base. Samantha Gatson (3-4) struck out six, but received the loss for the Lobos. Chelsea Thomas (8-1) received the win for the Tigers, striking out five. Missouri improved to 14-2 on the season.