May 5, 2011
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- New Mexico softball lost 5-2 against Utah Thursday at Lobo Field in Mountain West action. The Lobos mounted a late rally with back-to-back home runs by junior Danielle Castro and sophomore Stefanie Carramusa but it wasn't enough. UNM managed six hits in the contest and slipped to 18-22 on the year and 3-6 in league play. Utah led the entire game and poured out nine hits in the victory. The Utes improved to 28-19 on the year and 6-2 in conference action.
Utah senior Brooke Olson belted a solo home run in the top of the first inning. The Utes never gave up the lead. Utah added three more runs in the fifth inning and another in the sixth to reach the five-run mark.
Olson was 4-of-4 against the Lobos with two RBIs and two runs scored.
New Mexico waited until the top of the seventh to get on the scoreboard. The Lobos had three of their six hits in the final inning, including the home runs by Castro and Carramusa.
Lobo sophomore Kaela DeBroeck (8-13) took the loss. She gave up five runs on nine hits.
Generra Nielson got the win and moved to 20-11 this season. Nielson pitched six innings, giving up two runs on six hits. Naomi Amu slammed the door in the seventh after coming on in relief. Amu pitched the final three outs and earned her first save.
The Lobos return to action Friday against BYU at 6 p.m. The 2011 home finale is set for Saturday at 1 p.m. vs. the Cougars. The finale will be broadcast live on the MountainWest Sports Network.