April 28, 2005
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - It was a case of to-little, too-late for the Lobos this afternoon as BYU swept the doubleheader and extended the New Mexico losing streak to 10 games. The Cougars shut out UNM in game one, 4-0 and held on for a 9-7 win in game two.
In game one, New Mexico collected three hits, acquiring each one in the first three innings. BYU scored four runs on six hits.
The Cougars first got on the board in the fourth as Ianeta Le`i hit a leadoff home run to left field. The next inning, BYU added its final three runs as Debbie Dodds doubled down the left field line to drive in Jodi Norton and Le`i doubled to right center to bring home Dodds and Lauren Watson-Perry.
Senior Ashley Perkins threw a six-hit complete game for four earned runs, four strikeouts and three walks. Daniella Urincho tossed a three-hit, complete game, shutout allowing just one walk while striking out four.
In game two, the Lobos hopped on the board first with two runs in the first. Junior Kristina Schmallen reached on an error by the third baseman that also allowed sophomore Ryanne Hodgins to score. Freshman Ashley Allen followed with a one-out grounder to second but picked up the RBI as sophomore Amy Ray crossed the plate.
But the BYU second inning did not bode well for the Lobos. Sophomore Caley Peterson allowed three hits and walked three for five earned runs. Head coach Kim Newbern replaced Peterson with junior Katie Gregg who also allowed three hits and a walk in the inning.
Lindi Kennedy added another run in the third for BYU with a leadoff home run to left field. North followed with a triple and scored on a fielder's choice hit by Jennifer Whiteley. The final Cougar run came in the fourth as Urincho hit her first sacrifice fly of the year to score Ariel Capra.
New Mexico started a rally in the sixth, putting four runs on the board. Sophomore Becky Dover doubled to right field to bring home junior Cassie Chavez. Freshman Lindsey Elcess followed with a single up the middle that scored Dover and Allen. Elcess scored the final run of the inning on a wild pitch after sophomore Liz Young singled and Hodgins reached on an error.
Chavez led off the seventh with a double to left field and Dover picked up her second RBI of the day with a two-out single to right. But that is all the Lobos would get, ending the game in the next at bat on a flyout.
Peterson pitched one inning for three hits, five earned runs and three walks while suffering the loss. Gregg tossed six innings for 10 hits, four earned runs, one walk and one strikeout. Summer Tobias earned the win, throwing the first four innings. She also recorded the save, reentering in the seventh. She went a total of five innings for four hits, one earned run, one walk and four strikeouts.
The Lobos fall to 13-28 overall and 3-11 in the MWC while BYU improves to 38-11 and 14-1 in the MWC.