Lobos Close San Diego State Series With 1-0 Loss

March 30, 2013

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New Mexico Lobos Softball - On The Mountain West Road - At San Diego State

Thursday:San Diego State def. Lobos, 4-1
Friday:San Diego State def. Lobos, 5-0
Saturday:San Diego State def. Lobos, 1-0
Up Next: Lobos host Boise State, April 5-7

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SAN DIEGO -- The University of New Mexico took a 1-0 loss at the hands of Mountain West foe San Diego State on Saturday afternoon, giving the Aztecs the series sweep over the Lobos.

UNM (16-23, 0-3 MW) outhit SDSU (22-12, 3-0 MW), six hits to four, but left 10 runners stranded whereas the Aztecs only left four runs out on the field.

Freshman Mariah Rimmer went 2-for-4 while junior Jordan Sjostrand went 2-for-3. Seniors Kaity Ingram and Cassandra Kalapsa had New Mexico's other two hits.

Lauren Soles threw the entire game and in 23 batters faced, she allowed just four hits. The freshman gave up one earned run, walked one and struck out two.

Winning pitcher was Rebecca Arbino -- her third win over the Lobos in as many days. Arbino threw the final four innings and allowed just two hits while walking two and striking out six.

The game was scoreless through five and a half innings, but in the bottom of the sixth the Aztecs strung together two hits and a sacrifice bunt to put up the lone run of the game.

As in Thursday and Friday's games against San Diego State, the Lobos managed to have a runner reach base in all innings except one. In the second, fourth and fifth innings, UNM even had the bases loaded. However, timely hits were scarce and the Aztec pitching staff was sharp.

New Mexico returns to Albuquerque for a Mountain West weekend series with Boise State, April 5-7. Friday's game begins at 3 p.m. MT, at Lobo Field.