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Spring sports: Lobo softball blanked; men’s soccer wins exhibition

Fresno State scored four first-inning runs, and Hannah Harris pitched a two-hit shutout as Fresno State defeated host New Mexico 9-0 in Mountain West Conference play Saturday at Lobo Softball Field.
Lauren Soles (4-5) went the distance for the Lobos (11-24, 2-6), and pitched five scoreless innings before the Bulldogs (20-13, 5-3) scored five more in the seventh. She allowed 10 hits, walked three and struck out three.
UNM ran into a bizarre double play in the second inning. Mariah Rimmer led off with a single up the middle and Jasmine Casados was hit by a pitch to put runners at first and second.
Jordan Sjostrand hit a ball that dropped in front of the center fielder but Rimmer was thrown out at third, Casados at second, and Sjostrand’s potential hit turned into a fielder’s choice. UNM did not reach past second base the rest of the game.
Sunday’s series final is at 1 p.m.
GOLF: In Augusta, Ga., the No. 21-ranked Lobo men started slowly, posting a 7-over 295 in the first round before a 2-under 286 in the second at the 3M Augusta Invitational. UNM is 11th in the 15-team field, 17 shots behind No. 9 Central Florida. Lobo Victor Perez is even par through two rounds and 25th overall. The final round is Sunday.
SOCCER: The New Mexico men got goals from James Rogers, Rene Reyes and Josh Goss in a 3-0 exhibition win over Denver University on a cold Saturday morning in Taos, which had snowy conditions in the second half. Goalkeepers Patrick Poblete and James Schneebeck teamed for the shutout of the Pioneers.
BASEBALL: In Greeley, Colo., right-hander Riley Barr (4-0) worked 7⅓ innings and scattered 12 hits as New Mexico State (12-18, 4-4 WAC) earned a 7-4 win over Northern Colorado (5-25, 0-8). The series finale is Sunday at noon.
TRACK AND FIELD: At the Texas Tech Open in Lubbock, Texas, New Mexico’s Richard York (195 feet, 4 inches) and Marcus Simon (190-8) finished 1-2 in the javelin to highlight New Mexico’s performance.
New Mexico State junior Diana Hawk of Albuquerque won the 1,500 meters in 4:39.62. It was her third consecutive victory in the event.


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