Lobos Win First Game Of Season In Extra Innings
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/07/2004
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 7, 2004

Final Stats

TUCSON, Ariz. - The New Mexico softball team picked up their first win of the season, downing Ole Miss, 1-0 in eight innings at the Arizona Softball Pepsi Classic. Junior Ashley Perkins earned her first win as a Lobo giving up only four hits and two walks while striking out three.

Per tournament rules, New Mexico started the eighth inning with Ashley Shartzer placed on second. The Lobos immediately inserted as a pinch runner and went to work. Freshman Becky Dover laid down a bunt and she reached base safely as Sena advanced to third on a fielder's choice that saw the Rebels have to hold onto the ball as first base was left uncovered. Freshman Amy Ray was inserted as a pinch runner for Dover at first.

UM's Dana Brill struck out the next two batters before junior Kelli Edelbrock hit the ball up the middle and it hit off Brill's glove, allowing the runners to advance and Sena to score from second. Brill struck out senior Sabrina Sandberg in the next at bat, but the damage had been done.

Shartzer led the way for the Lobos at the plate, going 3-for-4 on the day. Brittany Warner led Ole Miss at the plate, going 2-for-3 at the plate.

The Rebels started the bottom of the eighth with Jordan Chitwood on second. Ole Miss loaded the bases as the first two batters, Jenny Cox and Britte Hardy, reached base safely on fielder's choices. The Rebels wouldn't get any closer to scoring as the Lobos would sit down the next three batters, claiming the 1-0 victory.

New Mexico moves to 1-2 overall while Mississippi falls to 0-4. The Lobos take on Cal State Northridge at 1 p.m.

New Mexico 1, Mississippi 0 (Feb 07, 2004 at Tucson, Ariz.)
New Mexico.......... 000 000 01 - 1 8 0 (1-2)
Mississippi......... 000 000 00 - 0 4 1 (0-4)
Pitchers: New Mexico - Perkins. Mississippi - Brill.
Win-Perkins Loss-Brill(0-2) T-2:45 A-155