UNM Drops 4-0 Decision at Fresno State
May 5, 2013
New Mexico Lobos Softball - On the Mountain West Road @ Fresno State
Friday, May 3: Fresno State def. Lobos, 3-0
Saturday, May 4: Fresno State def. Lobos 2-1
Sunday, May 5: Fresno State def. Lobos, 4-0
Up Next: Lobos host Colorado State, May 9-11
FRESNO, Calif. -- It was another tough day at Dog Diamond for the University of New Mexico softball squad as it was shut out by Fresno State, 4-0, on Sunday afternoon in Mountain West softball action.
The Lobos drop to 21-32 overall and 3-12 in league play. UNM will close out the regular season at home next weekend, May 9-11, as it hosts Colorado State for a three-game MW series.
Fresno State secured the series sweep and improved to 30-22 overall and 11-7 in MW play.
Compton struck out 12 batters and walked just one en route to her seventh shutout of the season.
It was three up-three down for UNM in all but two innings.
Tellez was the first Lobo to reach base in the top of the second, but the next three batters for UNM struck out. In the sixth, Nykilah Torres drew a walk and an out later, Gullermo hit an infield single, but the next two batters failed to advance the runners and failed to reach.
Fresno State was able to put runners on in every inning. The Bulldogs used a walk, a hit, two stolen bases and a sacrifice fly to take a 1-0 lead in the first inning. The home team added its other three runs in the fourth when UNM ran into pitching and defensive troubles.
Three hits, an error and an illegal pitch aided in the scoring spree and helped the 'Dogs build and hold on to a 4-0 advantage.
The Lobos used a different lineup each game of the series, in large part, due to injuries.
"Compton threw an outstanding game and kept us off balance," head coach Erica Beach said. "We are continuing to battle through adversity and we have to pick things up for next weekend."
Senior pitcher Kaela DeBroeck got the start and tossed three complete innings. She allowed seven hits and two runs (one earned). DeBroeck walked two and struck out two.
Carrie Sheehan made her first appearance in circle since April 7. The sophomore faced seven batters in 2/3 of an inning. She allowed two hits and two runs while walking three and striking out none.
Lauren Soles came in on relief and tossed the final 2 1/3 innings. The freshman faced nine batters and allowed one hit while walking one and striking out two.