Freedom New Mexico
PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball doubleheader against College of the Southwest at Zia Softball Field was postponed Tuesday due to cold weather, and rescheduled for noon today.
The Zias (2-3) picked up their second consecutive win in the season-opening St. Mary’s Classic on Sunday in San Antonio, edging Texas A&M-International 4-3 on sophomore second baseman Rebecca Quinones’ walk-off RBI single with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the seventh, her second run-scoring hit of the game.
With the score tied, Casandra McCommons singled to left leading off the bottom of the seventh. Laura Thompson then bunted, but both runners were safe.
After a sacrifice by Haley Hays and an intentional walk to Alex Mayo Otis, Quinones belted a single up the middle to plate McCommons.
The Zias trailed 1-0 and 3-2 against the Dustdevils (0-5), but tied the score in the bottom of the fifth when Thompson hit a leadoff single and stole second, then rode home on Quinones’ two-out single.
Senior Nicole Dickson (1-1) picked up the win with a complete game, scattering 10 hits. She walked two and struck out three.