March 16, 2011
SAN JOSE, Calif. --- The New Mexico softball team split a doubleheader Wednesday against San Jose State at SJSU Field. The Lobos improved to 11-10 on the year and matched their win total from 2010. UNM defeated the Spartans, 10-0, in a shortened game two and dropped the opener, 3-1. New Mexico tallied 18 hits in two games and has now won five of its last seven games.
The Lobos cruised to the 10-0 run-rule, six-inning victory in game two. UNM had 12 hits, with three Lobos having two or more. Freshman Chelsea Anaya, who snapped a 13-game hitting streak in game one, was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. Junior Danielle Castro and sophomore Stefanie Carramusa had a pair of hits.
Freshman Ally Hakeem had her first career triple against SJSU in game two. Castro, Carramusa and Anaya all had doubles. Carramusa also belted her second home run of the year.
Sophomore Kari Gutierrez (4-4) was the winning pitcher. Gutierrez made her 12th appearance of the year and earned her fourth victory. She threw six innings Wednesday, allowing no runs and one hit.
New Mexico lost game one, 3-1. The Lobos managed just six hits against the Spartans and produced its only run in the third inning. Castro led the way with a 2-for-2 performance including her fifth double of the season.
Sophomore Kaela DeBroeck, who made her 11th start of the year, pitched the full six innings. DeBroeck (6-6) allowed three runs on six hits. She also had seven strikeouts.
SJSU scored two runs in the first inning and another in the fourth to clinch the victory.
Junior Jessica Garcia broke a 14-game hitting streak against SJSU in game one.
The Lobos will participate in the Judi Garman Classic this weekend in Fullerton, Calif. New Mexico is set to play five games during the tournament. UNM opens the event with Notre Dame and DePaul Friday.