Lobo Softball Set For UTEP Invitational This Weekend
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/24/2010
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 24, 2010

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- The New Mexico softball team will travel to El Paso, Texas this weekend to compete in the sixth annual UTEP Invitational. The Lobos are 5-3 after two weeks of play and will open the tournament Friday against Northern Colorado at 9 a.m. The tournament will be held at the Helen of Troy Field on the campus of UTEP. GameTracker will be available for all games on GoLobos.com.

The Lobos have won four of the their last five games and have momentum heading into the UTEP Invitational. New Mexico will play two games each day from Friday - Sunday.

The Lobos are scheduled to play Northern Colorado at 9 a.m. and San Jose State at 6 p.m. Friday. Saturday's schedule features New Mexico against Weber State in the morning game at 9 a.m. while the Lobos will battle San Jose State at 11 a.m. The final day of the tournament will match New Mexico with Northern Colorado starting at 11 a.m. and UTEP at 1 p.m.

Freshman Stefanie Carramusa is leading New Mexico in hitting with a .462 batting average. Carramusa has a team-high eight RBI. She has started every game of her collegiate career playing shortstop and has a .917 fielding percentage.

Senior Katie Gilmore has a team-high 10 runs scored and is hitting .417 this season. Gilmore has three doubles, two triples and seven RBI in eight games.

New Mexico has used as many as three pitchers. Freshman Kaela DeBroeck has pitched 29.0 innings and is 2-2 on the year. Debroeck has made a season-high six appearances and has a 1.93 ERA. Freshman Kari Gutierrez has started four games and is 2-1 with a 1.94 ERA. Sophomore transfer Samantah Gatson got her first win Sunday against Seattle and is 1-0 with a 1.83 ERA.

New Mexico is hitting .330 as a team with 15 doubles, six triples and five homers. The Lobos have 18 stolen bases to this point in the year.

Lobo head coach Ty Singleton is in his fourth year and brings a 268-222 overall record into this weekend. Singleton is 63-89 since taking over the Lobo program prior to the 2007 season.

New Mexico leads the all-time series with three of four opponents this weekend. The Lobos hold a 22-10 series advantage over Northern Colorado and have won five straight. UNM has won 13 of the last 14 games against the Bears.

Friday will be the 17th all-time meeting with San Jose State. The Lobos lead the series 12-4 but haven't played SJSU since 2006. New Mexico has won five of the last six meetings with the Spartans.

UNM trails in the series with Weber State, 9-2. The last game between the two programs was in 1983 and New Mexico has lost three of the last four meetings with Weber State.

The Lobos are 3-0 when facing UTEP in El Paso. New Mexico leads the all-time series 5-1 and last beat UTEP 10-7 on Feb. 26, 2006 in the previous game.

For more information about Lobo softball visit GoLobos.com. Recaps and stats will be posted online after each day.