April 23, 2004
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - San Diego State took two games from the New Mexico softball team (27-26, 1-8) at Lobo Field Friday afternoon, rallying in the first game for a 7-4 win and taking the second game 10-3.
In game one, junior Ashley Shartzer got the Lobos on the board in the bottom of the first with her single to center field that drove home freshman Ryanne Hodgins from second. The Aztecs tied it up half an inning later as Bree Boyer hit her first career home run.
The Lobos continued to swing the bats, building a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the second. Sophomore Jamar Bynum singled through the right side to bring home junior Cassie Chavez. Hodgins followed Bynum with an RBI single though the right side of her own, scoring freshman Robyn Hutson. Sophomore Stephanie Kennedy connected for the third straight Lobo hit with her single to left that scored Bynum from second.
Sophomore Iraina Ogas went on to retire 11 consecutive batters between the third and the seventh. Unfortunately with one out in the seventh, Lacey Craft hit a two-run homerun to tie the game at 4-4. One batter later, senior Amy Dumas came in to relieve Ogas which followed with two unearned runs to scoring for the 7-4 win.
Ogas tossed 6.1 innings in the loss, allowing three earned runs on six hits with one walk and three strikeouts. Dumas pitched 0.2 innings with one strikeout. Celena Velasquez earned the win for San Diego State, throwing 5.2 innings in relief for four hits, one walk and three strikeouts.
At the plate, Hodgins was 2-4 with one run scored and one RBI, Sharters was 2-4 with one RBI and senior Ora Hensley was 2-4. Boyer was 2-3 with one RBI and two runs scored for the Aztecs.
Game two was won by San Diego State's smart decision making and great hitting. They scored 10 runs on 12 hits. Two runners crossed the plate in the first, five in the fourth and three in the sixth. Brittany Green provided all three runs in the sixth with a pinch hit home run to left field.
Chavez had a solo homerun in the second and Shartzer hit her solo shot in the fourth. The Lobos scored one more run in the fifth when Bynum doubled to center field, scoring senior Kim Korsak from first.
Dumas suffered the loss, pitching 3.1 innings for six hits, five earned runs, two walks and one strikeout. Perkins also allowed six hits, five earned runs, two walk sand two strikeouts in two innings of relief. Freshman Irene Weik hurled the final 1.2 innings for the Lobos, giving up no hits or runs and striking out one. Deanna Richards picked up the complete game win, allowing seven hits, three earned runs, three walks and eight strikeouts.
The Lobos compete in their final two home games of the season on Sunday, hosting UNLV for a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. It will be the final career home games for Dumas, Hensley, Korsak, Sabrina Sandberg and Jen Sena.