UNM Opens Husky Classic with Two Wins
March 8, 2013
New Mexico Lobos Softball - @ 2013 Husky Softball Classic (hosted by Washington); March 8-10 - Seattle, Wash.
Friday, March 8: Lobos 7, Bradley 1 | Lobos 2, Seattle 0
Saturday, March 9: Lobos @ No. 19/16 Washington, 8 p.m. MT
Sunday, March 10: Lobos vs. Yale, 11 a.m. MT
Looking ahead: Lobos @ Oregon on March 13, 3 p.m. MT (DH) | Lobos @ Oregon State on March 14, 1 p.m. MT (DH)
GoLobos.com:Box scores and recaps
SEATTLE -- The University of New Mexico softball team improved to 13-12 overall on Friday with wins over Bradley and Seattle in the opening day of the Husky Classic hosted by No. 19/16 Washington.
The Lobos face the nationally-ranked Huskies on Saturday evening at 8 p.m. MT.
Senior Sheryl Guillermo led the Lobos on offense against the Bradley Braves as she went 2-for-2 and scored one run. Junior Chelsea Anaya and freshman Naomi Tellez both went 1-for-4 and drove in two runs apiece. Tellez's two RBIs came in the bottom of the first inning when she homered to right field.
Kaela DeBroeck threw all seven innings and improved to 2-1. In 30 batters faced, the senior allowed six hits and one earned run while walking two and striking out five.
Freshman Lauren Soles got the start and the win against Seattle, throwing five innings and allowing just one hit while striking out a career-high nine batters. Her previous career high was seven batters in seven innings in the Lobos' 3-1 win over Bradley at home on Feb. 16.
Soles had a no-hitter going through four innings. The Redhawks' Jenny Hurst hit a single in the top of the fifth to thwart a no-no for the Lobos' lefty.
Soles improves to 6-4.
Sophomore Carrie Sheehan came in to throw the final two frames and picks up her first save of the season (third of her career). She faced 10 batters and allowed two hits and walked two.
Lobos 7, Bradley 1
UNM snapped a three-game losing skid with a 7-1 victory over Bradley. The Lobos put runners on base in every inning and put up three runs in the bottom of the first and another three in the bottom of the second to take an early 6-0 lead.
A triple to right center by Chelsea Anaya in the first inning drove in the first run of the game as Kaity Ingram had reached on a walk. Freshman Naomi Tellez one-upped Anaya with a homer to right field, which brought around the other two runs of the inning.
The Lobos loaded the bases in the bottom of the second inning with a single to the short stop by Sheryl Guillermo, who advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Mia Hignojos, and consecutive walks by Rimmer and Jordan Sjostrand. Guillermo scored on a ground out by Ingram, and Rimmer and Sjostrand reached home on an error by the center fielder who was taking care of a ball hit by Anaya.
UNM struck for the final time in the bottom of the fourth inning. With one out away, Ingram tripled to right field and was driven in by a ground out to the pitcher by Anaya.
The Braves managed to put up one run on one hit in the top of the fifth inning, but the Lobos held off any other scoring attempts to take the game, 7-1.
Lobos 2, Seattle The contest remained scoreless through three innings before the Lobos put up one run in both the fourth and fifth, and then held on for the shutout win.
UNM put their first runner on base in the top of the third inning as Jordan Sjostrand drew a walk with two outs away, however, the next Lobo batter fouled out and Sjostrand was stranded.
The next Lobo to reach was Ingram as she singled with a slap to first base. Anaya, UNM's next batter flied out to left field and then Tellez grounded out on a sacrifice bunt down the third base line that allowed Ingram to advance to third base. Cassandra Kalapsa hit a hard ball to third base and the Redhawks coudln't handle it. An error allowed Ingram to score and the Lobos went up, 1-0, in the fourth.
Guillermo led off the top of the fifth inning with a single to left field and then advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Sjostrand. She was driven in off a single by Rimmer and the score moved to 2-0.
Seattle's first hit of the game came in the fifth inning and the Redhawks were able to get two more - one in the sixth and another in the seventh - but the Lobo defense fended off any scored runs to close the contest, 2-0.