Softballers Take Two From New Mexico State
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  03/20/2004
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

March 20, 2004

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The New Mexico softball team (23-14) won both games of a doubleheader against rival New Mexico State (7-28) today at Lobo Field. Senior Amy Dumas and the Lobos shutout the Aggies 2-0 in game won and took game two 4-1 thanks to sophomore Iraina Ogas' three-run bomb.

The Lobos came out swinging to start game one. Freshman Robyn Hutson singled through the left side to score sophomore Jamar Bynum who led off the game with a single too. The insurance run came in the fourth as senior Sabrina Sandberg sent the ball sailing over the centerfield wall.

Sandberg led the Lobos at the plate, going 2-3 while Hutson and Bynum were both 1-3. For the Aggies, Lindsay Hainzinger was a perfect 3-3 and Rose Tirre went 2-3.

In the circle, Dumas improved to 6-8 with the win. Dumas tossed six innings for eight hits and seven strikeouts. Sophomore Iraina Ogas threw one inning of relief. Taking the loss for New Mexico State was Jennifer Bride. Bride pitched a five-hit complete game with one walk and one strike out.

In game two, the Aggies jumped on the board first as Hainzinger singled to bring home Veronica Owens in the top of the third. It was the first run New Mexico State had scored on the Lobos in the 23 innings played this year.

The Lobos fired right back in the bottom of the inning. Senior Jen Sena, pinch running for junior Ashley Shartzer, scored off of sophomore Stephanie Kennedy's single after stealing second and reaching third on a fielder's choice hit by freshman Ryanne Hodgins. Ogas then stepped to the plate, launching the 2-2 pitch well over the centerfield wall for the 4-1 lead.

Senior Sabrina Sandberg hit a solo home run in game one.

Kennedy led the team at the plate going a perfect 3-3 with one run scored and one RBI. Hutson, Ogas, and junior Cassie Chavez were all 1-3. For the Aggies, Owens led going 2-4 with one run scored while Hainzinger was 1-2 with one RBI.

Getting the win, Ogas (7-2) tossed a seven-hit complete game with no walks and five batters struck out. The Aggies' Lindsay Ashley suffered the loss, throwing three innings for three hits, four earned runs and one walk. Stephanie Carrasco pitched three innings in relief allowing three hits and striking out three.

On the day, Kennedy went 3-5 (.600) while Sandberg and Hutson went 2-6 (.333). Ogas had a 0.88 ERA over eight innings with one shutout and one combined shutout while Dumas had a 0.00 ERA with a combined shutout.