April 9, 2005
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Lobos' continued to struggle on the road, dropping a doubleheader at Colorado State this afternoon. New Mexico, falling to 13-20 overall and 3-3 in the Mountain West Conference, lost 5-4 in nine innings in game one and 4-1 in game two to move to 0-8 on the road.
A double to left field by sophomore Ryanne Hodgins gave New Mexico a 1-0 lead in the third inning as sophomore Liz Young scored. But Julia Kloppe evened the score in the fourth with a RBI single up the middle that brought home Brittany Huerta.
Colorado State took a 2-1 lead in the fifth when Jennifer Gardner singled back to pitcher Ashley Perkins as Genevieve Kelly scored. However, freshman Christina Rios tied things up in the sixth with a single to center that drove home junior Cassie Chavez.
New Mexico took a 4-2 lead in the seventh as junior Kristina Schmallen singled through the left side to bring home Hodgins and Young. But the Rams would strike back in the bottom of the inning to send the game into extra innings. Jessica Strickland launched a sacrifice fly that drove in Stephanie Roberts and Kerry Farrell singled to bring home Rachelle Padeway.
After a scoreless eighth inning, Farrell ended the game in the ninth with a double to right center that drove home Gardner.
Perkins suffered the loss, throwing 4.1 innings of relief for five hits, four earned runs, four walks and five strikeouts. Junior Katie Gregg started the game, going four innings for five hits, one earned run.
Hodgins was 4-for-5 with a RBI and run scored while Young was 0-for-3 but scored two runs.
Game two saw the Rams build a 3-0 lead in the first on two Lobo errors. In the sixth, Melanie Laffoon added an insurance run with her sac fly to left that scored Farrell.
To lead off the seventh, Chavez belted her fourth home run of the season for UNM's only run.
Sophomore Caley Peterson suffered the loss, going six innings for six hits, no walks and three strikeouts.