May 12, 2010
The University of New Mexico softball team ends the 2010 season with a three-game homestand at Lobo Field. The Lobos (11-34, 1-11 Mountain West Conference) will play UNLV (30-20, 7-5 MWC) on Thursday at 5 p.m. MT. New Mexico then hosts San Diego State (31-13, 9-3 MWC) on Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. MT. GameTracker and live video streaming will be provided for all games online at GoLobos.com.
Saturday's game against San Diego State will be senior day. The Lobos will recognize seniors Cristin Anderson, Katie Gilmore, Erin Brandow, Shaunte Duarte and Andria Martinez after the game for their hard work and dedication to New Mexico.
RECAPPING LAST WEEKEND FOR NEW MEXICO
The Lobo softball team went 0-1 last weekend against the Rams in Fort Collins, Colo. New Mexico lost 4-1 on Saturday against Colorado State. Freshman Stefanie Carramusa went a perfect 3-for-3 with an RBI and two stolen bases to lead the Lobos at the plate. Senior Cristin Anderson went 1-for-3 with a run, a walk, and a stolen base. Katie Gilmore went a perfect 1-for-1 while pinch hitting and Kerry Hodgins went 1-for-3 with a stolen base. The Lobos out-hit the Rams 7-6 during the game. Freshman Kari Gutierrez pitched strong in relief only giving up two hits and a run in 3.2 innings of work.
Thursday's game against UNLV will be the 61st meeting between the two teams, with the Rebels leading the series 36-24. UNLV has won the past 11 games, including two games this season in Las Vegas, Nev. The Rebels won the first game 8-3 on April 10 and the second game 12-11 on April 11.
UNLV comes into this weekend with a 30-20 record after going 2-1 against Utah and BYU this past weekend. The Rebels beat Utah on Thursday, 13-5 in five innings. UNLV then beat BYU on Friday in extra innings, 8-7, but lost to them on Saturday, 14-8. Ashli Holland leads the Rebels in RBIs with 40 and is hitting .362 with seven home runs and nine doubles. Marrisa Nichols has 11 home runs and 18 doubles to lead UNLV. She is hitting .346 with 33 RBIs and 38 runs.
Jessica O'Connor leads the Rebels in the circle with a 11-4 record with a 3.06 ERA, 74 strikeouts and three shutouts. Kylie Wagner could also see time in the circle for UNLV with an 11-6 record and a 4.94 ERA. Rounding out the Rebels pitching staff are Traci Odegard and Stephanie Bregante.
SCOUTING SAN DIEGO STATE
Friday's game against San Diego State will be the 82nd meeting between the two teams, with the Aztecs leading the series 52-29. San Diego State won the previous game that was played this season against New Mexico, 7-2 in San Diego, Calif.
San Diego State comes into this weekend with a 31-13 record after going 2-1 this past weekend against BYU and Utah. San Diego State lost to BYU, 2-1 on Thursday. The Aztecs then swept Utah winning both games, 6-1 on Friday and 2-1 on Saturday. Brittany Knudsen leads the Aztecs at the plate with a .394 batting average with 24 RBIs. Justeen Maeva is hitting .361 with seven doubles, two triples, four home runs, and leads the team with 32 RBIs.
San Diego State brings in a tough pitching staff this season, recording 15 shutouts. Samantha Beasley has been honored with the Mountain West Conference Pitcher of the Week nine times this season. She has a 26-8 record with a 0.83 ERA and 330 strikeouts. Bailey Micetich could also see time in the circle for the Aztecs. Micetich has a 2-5 record with a 3.03 ERA and 57 strikeouts. Rounding out the pitching staff for San Diego State are Kamerin May and Brooke Petty, who have posted a 2-0 and 1-0 record, respectively.