Crazy Day Results In One Lobo Loss
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  04/17/2004
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

April 17, 2004

Box Score

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - It was a crazy day at Lobo Field from start to finish, but one game was complete with BYU pulling off a 2-1 win over the New Mexico softball team (27-23, 1-6).

The day started with a delay due to poor field conditions caused by excess water on the field. Thanks to UNM's exceptional grounds crew, the field was dried out and playable after four hours. The teams also had to overcome was the powerful wind, with gusts estimated to have reached 40 mph.

When the game finally started at 3 p.m., the Lobos jumped on the board in the first inning. Junior Ashley Shartzer grounded out with the bases loaded and one out to score sophomore Jamar Bynum.

BYU tied the game up in the fourth inning when Ianeta Le'i singled through the right side, driving home Belinda Osborn. The game-winning run came one inning later as Debbie Dodds sent a ball into the air and the wind carried it over the left field wall.

In the sixth inning, mother nature decided to add another kink into the game, causing a 30-minute game delay with rain and lightening. The game finally resumed play at 5:13 p.m. and concluded at 5:53 p.m.

Sophomore Iraina Ogas (8-5) suffered the loss, throwing a five-hit complete game with four strikeouts. Brooke Boyce got the win, throwing an eight-hit complete game with three walks and one strikeout.

Sophomore Stephanie Kennedy led the Lobos going 3-4 while senior Ora Hensley and freshman Ryanne Hodgins each went 2-3.

The second game got quickly underway but they could not withstand the setting sun. The umpires called the game due to darkness at 7:36 p.m.

The Lobos will finish their home season next weekend, hosting San Diego State on Friday and UNLV on Sunday at 1 p.m.