In the first game,
Caitlin Lowe drew a walk to lead off the Wildcat half of the first and put the pressure on the Lobos early with a quick steal of second. Following a K’Lee Arredondo foul out, Kristie Fox lined a double to left field, advancing Lowe to third. Chambers, a freshman from
Lowe catalyzed another rally in the second inning, starting things up with a one-out infield single. After Lowe stole her second base of the night, Arredondo drew a walk to set the table for Fox. The senior shortstop drove Lowe home with a single to center for UA’s only run of the inning.
Up 5-0 in the third, Sarah Akamine tagged
After a UNM’s Sara Loeffelholz got the Lobos on the board with a solo home run to left-center field, cutting the Wildcats’ lead to 7-1.
The Wildcats responded with a pair of homers of their own in the bottom of the fourth, bringing the game to its final 9-1 tally. With one out, Fox homered for the second consecutive day, this time on the first pitch she saw. On the very next pitch, Chambers crushed
Taryne Mowatt threw all five innings for UA, surrendering one run on four hits while registering eight strikeouts.
Amanda Williams pitched to the minimum number of batters for five innings, allowing just one hit. The freshman from
The Wildcats provided plenty of offensive support for the hurler, beginning with a K’Lee Arredondo home run in the first inning. Arredondo’s solo shot came from the left side of the plate, one day after clubbing a bomb as a righty.
Another freshman, Sarah Akamine, led UA with a 2-for-3 performance and four RBI.
The Wildcats exercised an exceptional amount of patience at the plate, drawing eight walks in four innings at the dish.