Las Cruces, N.M.-Jacqueline Zepeda hit her first collegiate home run and Annica Wolfe had three hits and drove in three runs, all in game two Saturday at New Mexico State. But the San Jose State softball team was swept by the Aggies, 9-0 in five innings and 18-9 in five innings.
In game two, the Spartans used a seven-run second inning to take and early 7-1 lead. San Jose State sent 12 batters to the plate and had six hits. Zepeda drove in one of her two runs in the game in that inning. Wolfe had two of her three hits in the inning and drove in two runs with a double.
Zepeda then extended the Spartan lead to 8-1 in the third inning with her first collegiate home run. She ended the day at 2-for-3 at the plate.
However, New Mexico State got 11 runs in the bottom of the third inning to take an 11-8 lead that they would not relinquish. The Spartans used three pitchers in the inning but also had two errors to extend the inning.
In game one, the Spartans got just one hit, a single up the middle by Cheryl Freitas, in the first inning for their only hit of the game. The Aggies used a five-run fifth inning to win the game.
San Jose State returns home next weekend for a three-game series against Boise State. Friday's game begins at 3 p.m., followed by a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 12 p.m. All three games will be played at SJSU Field.
Las Cruces, N.M.
New Mexico State 9 San Jose State 0 5 innings
San Jose State 000 00 -- 0 1 0
New Mexico State 001 35 -- 9 10 1
Fox, Ames (5) and Schatz. Newman and Clifton. WP - Newman (13-2). LP - Fox (3-10). HR - Conrad, Maroda, Swedberg 2 (NMS). 2 hits - Jones, Kaaihue, Swedberg (NMS). 4 RBI - Swedberg (NMS). 2 RBI - Jones (NMS). Records - San Jose State 13-20, 0-2; New Mexico State 21-10, 2-0.
New Mexico State 18 San Jose State 9 5 innings
San Jose State 071 10 -- 9 11 3
New Mexico State 10 (11) 6X -- 18 12 1
Ames, Fox (3), Molina (3) and J. Garcia and Schatz. Walker, Theis (2), Schueler (2), Newman (2) and Ruiz and Clifton. HR - Zepeda (SJS); Maroda, Conrad (NMS). 2B - Coenen, Wolfe 2 (SJS); Swedberg, Maroda, Kaaihue (NMS). 3 hits - Wolfe (SJS); Jones (NMS). 2 hits - Helm, Stange, Zepeda (SJS); Maroda, Conrad, Kaaihue (NMS). 6 RBI - Maroda (NMS). 3 RBI - Wolfe (SJS); Swedberg, Conrad (NMS). 2 RBI - Zepeda (SJS); Nohara (NMS). Records - San Jose State 13-21, 0-3; New Mexico State 22-10, 3-0.
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