April 19, 2011
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- The New Mexico softball team recorded just six hits Tuesday in a 6-0 loss to New Mexico State at Lobo Field. The Aggies (33-12) racked up six runs on nine hits including a solo home run by Tiare Jennings. Junior Kerry Hodgins and freshman Chelsea Anaya led the way offensively for UNM with a pair of hits. The Lobos fall to 17-18 overall and split the Rio Grande Rivalry this season.
UNM found its way into trouble early. NMSU loaded the bases in the top of the first inning and eventually scored a pair of runs. The Aggies had two hits in the inning off Lobo starter Kari Gutierrez.
Gutierrez and the Lobos battled with NMSU but never could get anything going.
The Aggies struck again in the sixth inning. NMSU erupted for four runs and clinched the victory. Jenning's homer led off the sixth inning and sparked the Aggies offense.
Hodgins had two bunt singles for the Lobos. Anaya had singles to left and right fields.
Gutierrez took the loss and dropped to 8-8 overall. Sophomore Kaela DeBroeck came on in relief and pitched two scoreless innings.
Celisha Walker earned the win for NMSU and moved to 5-4 on the year. Sydney Willard picked up the save for the Aggies.
The Lobos return to action Thursday at BYU. The game will be broadcast live on BYU-TV at 6 p.m. UNM will play single games at Utah Friday and Saturday to close out the weekend.