April 27, 2008
FORT COLLINS, Colo. --- New Mexico softball split a doubleheader Sunday with Colorado State at Ram Field. The Lobos won game one by a score of 8-2 before falling in the 11-1 in game two. Freshman Tianna George highlighted the twin bill after going 4-for-6 with two home runs, four RBI and two runs scored. New Mexico improved to 22-19 and 5-7 in Mountain West Conference action. CSU moved to 24-19 and 4-9 in league play.
New Mexico quickly jumped ahead in game one with four runs in the first inning. George showcased her power with a three-run homer. The shot was one of three hits in the game for George.
CSU cut into the lead with a run in the bottom of the first but UNM continued to produce offensively. The Lobos plated another run in the third on an RBI-double by freshman Gabriella Parra. After three innings, UNM lead 5-1.
New Mexico added one in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to seal the victory. Sophomore Katie Gilmore led the way with a run-scoring single in the fourth and an RBI-double in the sixth. The run in the fifth came off a wild pitch.
Gilmore went 4-for-4 in game one with two RBI and two runs scored. Parra was 2-for-4 while George managed to go 3-for-4.
Senior Kelly Ninemire recorded her 15th victory this season after throwing a complete game. Ninemire went the distance striking out seven and allowing two runs on four hits.
Colorado State cruised to an 11-1 run-rule victory in game two. The Rams bombarded New Mexico with 14 hits and took advantage of two Lobo errors. CSU plated seven runs in the first inning, three in the third and one in the fourth to reach the run-rule limit.
Freshman Tianna George highlighted the game for UNM with a solo home run in the fourth inning. George belted her seventh career long ball to left center field. Senior Lindsey Elcess had the only other hit for New Mexico.
Freshman Madelyn Machac started the game and threw 3 1/3 innings taking the loss. Senior Ashley Allen came on in relief in the final inning and got the last two outs. Allen faced four batters allowing a hit, a walk and got two outs.
The Lobos travel to Lubbock, Texas Monday to battle Texas Tech in a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. CT. Gametracker will be available for both games.