March 1, 2009
STILLWATER, Okla. --- New Mexico softball fell at Oklahoma State Sunday, 8-0, in six innings at Cowgirl Stadium. The Lobos were held to two hits in the contest and snapped a three-game winning streak. UNM dropped to 6-8 overall while Oklahoma State improved to 11-4 on the season. The Lobos and Cowgirls only played one game Sunday due to weather conditions in the Stillwater area.
OSU scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back. UNM got two outs early in the inning but the Cowgirls wouldn't stop. OSU had six hits in the first and capitalized on a Lobo error and scored a run on a wild pitch.
The Cowgirls added a seventh run in the second inning. Mariah Gearhart led off the inning and was hit by a pitch. She would later come around to score on a Alysia Hamilton single up the middle.
OSU reached the run-rule limit in the bottom of the sixth inning. Megan Castle had the run-scoring single in the inning. Castle's shot up the middle allowed Katelyn Bright to score and secure the 8-0 run-rule victory.
The Lobos had scoring opportunities in the first and sixth innings but stranded eight runner's on-base during the game.
Freshman Kerry Hodgins took the loss for New Mexico and dropped to 2-1 on the season. Hodgins pitched three innings allowing seven runs on eight hits. Senior Analise Rubalcava came on in relief and pitched two innings allowing a run on six hits.
Anna Whiddon got the win for OSU and improved to 5-3 overall. Whiddon started and went the distance for the Cowgirls. She pitched six innings only allowing two hits and striking out six Lobos.
UNM will host Iowa State next weekend in a pair of doubleheaders at Lobo Field.