April 10, 2010
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The University of New Mexico softball team falls 8-3 to UNLV, Saturday afternoon at the Eller Media Stadium. The Lobos will be back in action on Sunday for another game against UNLV at 2 p.m. MT. New Mexico will return home next weekend for an eight-game homestand starting April 15 against BYU at 6 p.m. MT. GameTacker will be provided for Sunday's game on GoLobos.com.
New Mexico started the game strong with a single through the right side by leadoff hitter Cristin Anderson in the top of the first inning. Stefanie Carramusa reached on a fielding error by the second baseman to put runners on first and third. Carramusa stole second and advanced to third on a sacrifice fly by Danielle Castro to score Anderson and put the Lobos ahead 1-0. With two outs, Shenise Cox singled through the left side and scored Carramusa to end the inning up 2-0.
The Rebels rallied back in the bottom of the first inning, tying the game at two apiece. UNLV scored two more runs in the second inning to go ahead 4-2.
Cassandra Kalapsa led off the third inning for the Lobos when she reached on a dropped fly ball by the second baseman to get on first. Kalapsa stole second and advanced to third on a passed ball by the catcher. Katie Gilmore hit a sacrifice bunt to score Kalapsa and end the inning down 3-4.
UNLV scored two runs in the third and two more in the fourth to end the game, 8-3. The Rebels were led at the plate by Laura Briones who went 2-for-2 with two RBIs, a double and a walk. Tara Bendt went 2-for-3 with two runs. Kylie Wagner (9-4) received the win for UNLV (25-14, 2-0 Mountain West Conference) in the circle with three strikeouts.
Kerry Hodgins went 2-for-3 for New Mexico at the plate with a stolen base. Anderson went 2-for-4 with a run and Cox went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a walk. Kari Gutierrez pitched strong in relief only allowing one hit in three innings of work.
Kaela DeBroeck received the loss for the Lobos in the circle and is now 5-8. New Mexico falls to 10-22 on the season and 0-2 in conference play. For more information regarding Lobo softball go to GoLobos.com.