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The Emma Duo Leads Lobos to Shutout of Broncos

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.— Emma Bramson continued her successful weekend at the plate with a solo home run and a double, accounting for two of UNM’s runs, as the Lobos completed the weekend at the South Coast Invitational with a 3-0 win over Santa Clara Saturday. In the circle, Emma Guindon threw a complete game shutout, allowing three hits, striking out two and walking one hitter, to improve to 7-1 on the season.

Ashley Archuleta, moving out of the leadoff spot to the six-spot in the lineup, also went 2-for-3 and was credited with the other RBI in the game.

Saturday’s win also marked the 10th-straight win for the Lobos, surpassing the nine-game win streak achieved back in 2012, 2008 and 2000. It is now the fourth-longest win streak in program history behind the 13 consecutive wins done in 2006, 15 wins in 1983 and the 16 wins done in 1999.

The Lobos got on the board in the bottom of the first which started with a Peyton Robinson single down the left-field line. Robinson stole second to set up Bramson, who doubled to right to score Robinson.

While the Lobos put runs on the board, Guindon allowed just one hit through the first four innings, a single in the first with the Bronco left standing on first. Guindon and the Lobos retired the side in order in the second, third and fourth.

Meanwhile, UNM added two runs in the third, all with two outs. Bramson hit a solo home run and Taryn Young followed it up with a double to right for her second double of the season and second extra-base hit of the invitational.

Saturday was Bramson’s seventh multiple-hit game of the season and the sixth time the freshman has finished with two hits in a game.

The Broncos did threaten in the fifth with three runners reaching, but a popup to Briana Martinez at short ended the inning to leave the bases loaded.

New Mexico sat the Broncos down in order in the sixth and after the leadoff batter reached in the top of the seventh, a fielder’s choice In which the out was made at second, and a double play with Archuleta catching a popup and doubling up the runner at second ended the game and kept the shutout.

The Lobos outhit the Broncos 8-3 in the game with three of the hits extra-base hits for the Lobos.

UNM improves to 15-3 on the season and hosts New Mexico State in a doubleheader on Tuesday, March 8 with first pitch scheduled for 2 p.m.