Oct. 28, 2003
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The New Mexico softball team enjoyed an undefeated weekend at home Oct. 18th and 19th as it hosted the New Mexico Highland Cowgirls and the Zias of Eastern New Mexico for four games.
On Saturday, the Lobos beat the New Mexico Highlands, 3-0 behind sophomore winning pitcher Iraina Ogas. Ogas struck out six while walking three and allowing only two base hits. Getting the save was senior Amy Dumas, striking out two, giving up no hits or walks.
Ogas helped herself at the plate as well, going 2-2 with an RBI, one run scored and one walk. Also chipping in was senior center fielder Sabrina Sandberg who was 2-3 with a sac hit and an RBI.
In the second game against the Zias, New Mexico won 4-0. Getting the win was junior transfer Ashley Perkins. In her debut as a Lobo, Perkins gave up only two hits and walked one while striking out three. Dumas earned her second save of the day behind five strikeouts.
Offensively for the Lobos, senior left fielder Jen Sena went 2-3 with three runs scored and an RBI. Junior shortstop Kelli Edelbrock also had good showing in her first appearance as a Lobo, going 2-3 with a single, triple and one run scored.
The bats were swinging in the first game on Sunday against Eastern New Mexico as the Lobos won 14-0. Sophomore first baseman Ashley Shartzer hit a three-run homerun in the first to help give the Lobos and early 7-0 lead at the end of the first.
Ogas again proved invaluable on the mound and at the plate. She was 3-3 with two RBI and two runs scored. Ogas got the win as well, giving up no hits or walks and striking out five.
In the final game of the weekend, New Mexico remained unbeaten with the 7-1 win over the Cowgirls. Dumas earned the win after striking out six. She allowed only one hit and one walk. Perkins got the save, despite giving up the only run of the weekend.
Senior Kim Korsak went 2-4 against New Mexico Highlands on Sunday with two singles and two RBI. Freshman right fielder Ryanne Hodgins was a perfect 4-4 with her four singles, one RBI and one run scored. Hodgins had a terrific weekend overall, going 11-16 in the leadoff spot with three RBI, three runs scored, three stolen bases and one walk.
The Lobos wrap up fall training Oct. 24-26 in Tucson, Ariz. They will play five games total, facing Central Arizona Community College, Pima Community College, the HUM-Babe Cats, the University of Arizona, and Arizona Western Community College, respectively.