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Lobos Fall in Final Game at BYU

PROVO, Utah— The Lobo softball team fell in their final game against BYU by a score of 17-1 in five innings.

UNM finished with just two hits in the game, a single to center by Andrea Howard in the first inning and an infield single by Briana Martinez, and reached base four other times with two walks and a catcher’s interference for Peyton Robinson and a walk for Leslie Romero.

BYU took control of the game early, plating five runs in the first, second and third innings, while the Lobos got on the board in the third on a leadoff Romero walk, a stolen base and wild pitch, with Ashley Archuleta bringing her in on a grounder to second.

The Cougars added two more runs, both unearned, in the fourth for the final runs of the game.

New Mexico used two pitchers in the game, with Amber Linton starting the game, exiting in place of Emma Guindon in the first, and re-entering in the third to finish the game. Linton and Guindon each pitched 2.0 innings, combining to strike out seven hitters.

The Lobos (21-14) resume conference play at Colorado State next Friday, April 8 in a three-game series.