UNM Drops Two Games on Friday at the Kajikawa Classic
Feb. 8, 2013
UNM drops to 0-4 overall and suffered their second shutout of the young season. New Mexico faces No. 2/2 Oklahoma tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. MT, for its final game of the Kajikawa Classic.
The Lobos will stop in Las Cruces, N.M., on Sunday on their way back to Albuquerque to play two games as part of the New Mexico State Hotel Encanto Classic. UNM plays Nebraska at 12:00 p.m. MT, and will face NMSU at 2:00 p.m. MT. The Lobos-Aggies match up will not count in the Rio Grande Rivalry standings as it was a late addition.
San Jose State 9, New Mexico 0 (6)
San Jose State jumped to a 6-0 lead after three innings as the Spartans were able to get two hits and two runs in each of the first three frames. SJSU tacked on its final three runs in the top of the sixth, capitalizing on three hits and a Lobo error.
New Mexico got hits from senior Sheryl Guillermo and freshman Mariah Rimmer, both of which came in the bottom of the sixth inning with two outs already accounted for. Guillermo was the first to reach on a hard shot to the short stop and she advanced to third on a double by Rimmer. The next Lobo batter, however, flied out and the game ended an inning early.
The Lobos struggled to find a fit in the circle against the Spartans. Senior Kari Gutierrez got the start and takes the loss. She threw the first 2.0 innings and faced 12 batters. Lauren Soles, Lisa Rodrigues and Kaela DeBroeck all chipped in at relief efforts.
The Spartans drew seven walks and recorded 11 hits.
W Lang was credited with the win. In six innings pitched she face 20 batters, striking out three and walking one.
Caly Poly 3, New Mexico 2
In its first game on Friday, UNM gave up a 3-2 decision to Cal Poly with the game ending on a walk off homer by Lauren Moreno in the bottom of the seventh.
Cal Poly used an error, a walk and a hit-by-pitch to load the bases in the bottom of the fifth frame and then a single to right center drove in two runs for a lead change, 2-1.
New Mexico tied the game in the top of the seventh inning as Mia Hignojos reached on a walk. Courtney Geith came in to pinch run for Hignojos and eventually made it to third on consecutive ground outs. Freshman Mariah Rimmer hit a double to right center and Geith scored, 2-2.
The tie didn't last long, however, as Cal Poly's Lauren Moreno led off the bottom of the inning with a walk-off homer and ended the contest, 3-2.
Freshman Lisa Rodrigues suffered the loss. The righty hurler gave up three hits and three earned runs while fanning six in six innings.