The Aggie softball team got their groove back last night crushing the Lobos 9-1 in a mercy-rule shortened five inning game. The Aggies got on the board first in the top of the first inning, UNM tied the game in the bottom of the second with a solo home run and then the Aggies sent 13 batters to the plate in the top of the third as the offensive floodgates opened and the team scored eight runs.
The nine total runs last night was one more than the Aggies had scored in the past six games, part of that due to the quality of pitching they faced (versus Hawai'i) but also part of that just due to the adjustments the Aggies were trying to make to offset the loss of Tehani Kaaihue and Kristi Covarrubia.
It was a collective effort offensively as six different Aggies recorded RBIs and eight different Aggies came around to score. Freshman pitcher Karysta Donisthorpe allowed just one run and struck out three but perhaps more importantly she allowed just one walk in the game. In the Aggies' three game series loss against Louisiana Tech the pitching staff allowed a dozen walks.
The Aggies now turn their attention to this weekend's important series versus Nevada. The win last night could be the catalyst for a big weekend by the Aggies, one that could propel them back into the mix for a spot in the WAC tournament.
The UNM Athletic website recaps the Aggies' win.
The NM State athletic website recaps the Aggies' win.
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