April 21, 2007
PROVO, Utah - New Mexico softball was defeated by BYU, 6-5, Saturday at Miller Park in Provo, Utah. The Cougars rallied for five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to down the Lobos and improve to 29-17 and 8-2 in the Mountain West Conference. UNM falls to 14-16 overall and 4-3 in league play. Sophomore Analise Rubalcava led the Lobos at the plate going 3-for-3 with three runs and an RBI.
UNM scored two runs in the first inning on a two-run homer by senior Amy Ray. Ray clubbed her team-leading sixth home run of the year and was 1-for-2 in the game with a run and three RBI.
The Lobos added another run in the third inning on a solo home run by Rubalcava down the left field line.
BYU plated a run in the bottom of the third on an RBI double by Andrea Ramirez. Ramirez was 2-for-4 in the game with a run and four RBI.
UNM scored a run in the fifth and sixth inning to take a commanding 5-1 lead. Freshman Katie Gilmore had an RBI single in the fifth to score Rubalcava and senior Ryanne Hodgins was walked home in the sixth.
BYU erupted for five runs in bottom of the seventh, including a three-run home run by Ramirez. UNM had opportunities to put the game away before Jennifer Whiteley came up with the game-winning RBI single to right field.
UNM senior Caley Peterson cruised through six innings but takes the loss after giving up six runs. Peterson pitched 6 2/3 innings allowing 11 hits and striking out six.
Daniela Urincho gets the win and improves to 5-2. Urincho came on in relief of starter Christina Gwyn and pitched the final 1 1/3 innings.
The Lobos will play its final non-conference games of the year on April 25 against New Mexico State in Albuquerque. UNM and the Aggies will play a doubleheader starting at 12 p.m. on Lobo Field. For more information about UNM athletics visit www.GoLobos.com.