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Rocky Third Lifts Gauchos Over Lobos, 8-7
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/05/2005
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 5, 2005

Box Score

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A rough third inning led to the demise of the New Mexico softball team (0-3) despite the efforts of senior Cassie Chavez. Chavez went 2-2 with two RBI, two walks and one run scored but the Lobos fell, 8-7, to UC Santa Barbara (3-3) for the second time in as many days.

With two outs in the first, Chavez lauched a two-run homer to left, driving home junior Kristina Schmallen. One inning later, Schmallen belted a home run of her own, bringing in sophomores Amy Ray and Liz Young.

With a 5-0 lead, the Lobos were once again plagued by a third inning jinx. New Mexico committed two errors and gave up eight runs on six hits. Brittany Putich had two singles and one run scored to lead the Gauchos in the inning.

The Lobos were able to climb to within one as Ray doubled to left field allowing sophomore Becky Dover and freshman Ashley Allen to score.

Senior Ashley Perkins, pitching in relief of sophomore Caley Peterson, threw five innings for five hits, five runs, three walks and seven strikeouts. Peterson suffered the loss, going two innings for three hits, one walk and one strikeout.

UCSB's Lindsey Herrin earned the win, tossing just 1.1 innings for two hits, four runs, two walks and one strikeout. Putich and Jessica Hejna led the Gauchos at the plate, finishing 2-4 with a RBI and run scored.

The Lobos wrap up play at the Commercial Capital Early Bird Tournament in Santa Barbara, Calif. tomorrow. They take on 16th-ranked Oregon State at 9 a.m. PT followed by their third and final meeting with UC Santa Barbara at 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, April 17
5:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. UNLV
Friday, April 18
3:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. UNLV
Saturday, April 19
1:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. UNLV
Tuesday, April 22
2:00 PM - 
Softball
at Colorado State (DH)
Wednesday, April 23
1:00 PM - 
Softball
at Colorado State
Friday, April 25
5:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. Utah State
Saturday, April 26
1:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. Utah State
Sunday, April 27
12:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. Utah State
Tuesday, April 29
5:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. NM State
Friday, May 02
3:00 PM - 
Softball
at Boise State
Saturday, May 03
3:00 PM - 
Softball
at Boise State
Sunday, May 04
1:00 PM - 
Softball
at Boise State
Thursday, May 15
TBA - 
Softball
at TBD
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