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Lobos Drop Final Game of Series to UNLV

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The Lobo softball team dropped the final game of the series to UNLV on Sunday, with the Lobos unable to push across any runs while holding the Rebels within reach earl on.

UNM finished with just two hits on a Peyton Robinson bunt in the sixth inning and a Briana Martinez single to center in the second inning.

UNLV got on the board in the first inning, taking advantage of two hit-by-pitches and a sacrifice bunt that moved runners into scoring position. A single to left center scored both runs before a strikeout ended the inning.

Martinez’s hit in the second was the first hit of the game for the Lobos, but UNM was unable to advance her past first before the inning came to an end.

The score held until the sixth inning, when UNLV added two runs on a two-run home run. UNM had its best opportunity to push a run across in the bottom of the sixth with Robinson laying down a bunt and advancing to second on a throwing error by the Rebel third baseman. With the lineup turned over, Ashley Archuleta reached on a walk following a full count and Andrea Howard flied out to right, allowing Robinson to tag to the third. A grounder to the shortstop left two on base, with the Lobos leaving three on base in the game.

The Rebels added a final run on a solo home run for the final score.

Amber Linton started in the circle, throwing 1.2 innings, while Emma Guindon went the remaining 5.1 in relief, striking out three hitters.

UNM stands at 25-22 on the season, 5-13 in the Mountain West and heads to Boise State for its net series set for May 6-8. The Lobos will have a final home series against San Diego State May 12-14.