May 8, 2005
LAS VEGAS - The Lobos wrapped up the regular season in Las Vegas, Nev. today, dropping both games of a doubleheader to UNLV. The Rebels came from behind in both games for a 4-2 win in game one and a 7-2 win in game two.
In game one, freshman Ashley Allen put New Mexico on top in the third inning with a single to the right side that scored senior Ashley Shartzer. UNLV evened the score in the bottom of the inning as Brittany Meade drew a bases loaded walk to score Morgan Bostwick.
But UNLV would regain the lead in the bottom of the inning, scoring two runs. They added an insurance run in the sixth.
Schmallen finished the game 2-for-3 with a RBI while sophomore Ryanne Hodgins went 2-for-4. Senior Ashley Perkins suffered the loss, throwing a seven-hit complete game for four earned run, four walks and two strikeouts.
But UNLV would rally again, evening the game in the third and scoring two in the fifth and three in the sixth.
Junior Katie Gregg took the loss, tossing five innings for eight hits, three earned runs, one walk and one strikeout. Sophomore Caley Peterson hurled an inning of relief for five hits, three earned runs, one walk and one strikeout.
With the losses, UNM finishes the season 15-32 overall and 5-15 in the Mountain West Conference. UNLV improves to 41-16 overall and 17-3 in the MWC. The Lobos will enter the MWC Tournament as a fifth seed while UNLV gets a second seed.
New Mexico opens the tournament against fourth-seeded Utah on Thursday, May 12 at 11:30 a.m. With a win, the Lobos would advance to play top-seeded BYU at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.