Feb. 10, 2013
LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- It was another tough day for the University of New Mexico softball team as it went 0-2 at the Hotel Encanto Invitational hosted by New Mexico State. The Lobos were shut out by both Nebraska, 11-0 (5 inn.) and NMSU, 3-0.
New Mexico falls to 0-7 in its first weekend of play.
UNM has its first home game next weekend as it hosts Bradley, Central Michigan, Hampton and IPFW for the Lobo Classic, Feb. 15-17. The tournament features 13 games over three days.
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Nebraska 11, Lobos 0 (5 inn.)
Nebraska jumped to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning as back-to-back errors by New Mexico allowed the Huskers to put their first two batters on and then Tay Edwards knocked the ball out of the park on a 3-2 count.
The Huskers added one run in the third, five in the fourth and two in the fifth to secure the run-rule win. Nebraska had eight hits and were error free.
Freshman Lauren Soles got the start in the circle and threw 3.0 innings. She allowed four hits and five earned runs while walking three and striking out two.
New Mexico State 3, New Mexico 0
The game was scoreless heading into the bottom of the third until NMSU put up one run off one hit. The Aggies recorded two more runs off four hits in the fifth frame and held their ground on defense.
The Lobos managed to reach base in every inning except for the third, however, their five hits in the game weren't timely and UNM left six stranded.
Freshman righty Lisa Rodrigues threw all six innings, allowing six hits while walking four and striking out two.
Winning pitcher was Karysta Donisthorpe. She threw three innings, allowing one hit, walking one and striking out six.
The Lobos will get two more chances at the Aggies as they return to Las Cruces on Feb. 19 and NMSU comes to Albuquerque on March 19.