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Aggies softball blanks Lobos
The New Mexico State University softball team shut out New Mexico 6-0 to extend its win streak to six consecutive games at Lobo Field Tuesday.
NMSU (33-12) opened with a pair of runs early in the second inning and then added four more in the top of the sixth to clinch its third straight win over UNM in Albuquerque.
Junior Tiare Jennings ripped a home run for the fifth straight game as the Aggies spread nine hits over seven innings. Meanwhile, Aggie right-hander Celisha Walker earned her fifth win of the season in the circle.
The Aggies got a measure of revenge with Tuesday’s win. The Lobos (17-18) won a 3-2 decision in Las Cruces April 4.
The Aggie offense started the scoring in the top of the first with Ashley Maroda getting a basese-loaded single, which scooted through the Lobos’ left side of the infield to score Kandis Jones and give the Aggies a 1-0 edge. Two batters later, sophomore Teresa Conrad drew a bases-loaded walk to extend the edge to 2-0.
In the sixth, as part of a four-run inning for the Aggies, NMSU’s Tiare Jennings extended her home run streak to five consecutive games and made it 10 home runs over the last 10 contests with a solo blast to right center field bleachers to make the score 3-0.
UNM shortstop Carramusa named co-MWC Player of Week
University of New Mexico shortstop Stefanie Carramusa and BYU first baseman Stacie Graham have been named Mountain West Conference Softball Co-Players of the Week, while BYU senior Paige Affleck has been named Pitcher of the Week, for games played from April 11-17.
New Mexico was 2-0 on the week, while BYU went 2-1 in league action.
Carramusa, a 5-foot, 4-inch sophomore from Tucson, Ariz., led the Lobos to a 2-0 record last week in MWC play with her big showing against Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
Carramusa was 4-for-7 at the plate with four extra base hits at CSU. She finished the weekend with a six RBI and scored five times. Carramusa also had a perfect fielding percentage while playing shortstop for the Lobos.
In Saturday’s 13-5 win over the Rams, Carramusa was 1-of-3 with a walk. She belted a two-run homer in the second inning to start the Lobo scoring.
She followed up Sunday going 3-of-4 at the plate with four RBI and three runs scored in the 19-6 victory. She had two doubles and another home run.
Former Highland hoops standout signs with Lobos
The University of New Mexico’s associate women’s basketball coach Yvonne Sanchez announced that Deeva Vaughn has signed a National Letter of Intent for the 2011-12 season.
Vaughn, a 2008 Highland graduate is coming to the Lobos after two successful seasons of junior-college play at Northern Oklahoma College Enid.
The Albuquerque native was recently named to the first-team National Junior College Athletic Association All-American team and was named Region II Player of the Year for the 2010-11 season.
Vaughn averaged 19.9 points, 13.6 rebounds and shot 51.5 percent on the floor during her sophomore year at Northern Oklahoma.
During the 2010-11 season, Vaughn helped her team to a 30-7 record and a NJCAA Final Four appearance.
During her freshman season at NOC Enid, Vaughn was named to the second-team NJCAA All-American team after averaging 20.0 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.4 steals a game. Vaughn missed the 2009-10 season after tearing her ACL in the summer of 2009.
During her prep career, Vaughn played at Highland High School in Albuquerque where she averaged 22.6 points and 12.0 rebounds a game during her four years as a Hornet. During her time at Highland, Vaughan amassed an impressive 2,086 points.