LAS CRUCES, N. M. - (May 4, 2017) – The Florida Atlantic University softball team closed out its nonconference schedule with a 5-4 loss at New Mexico State on Thursday. The loss dropped the Owls to 33-19 on the season.
Emily Lochten scored on an Alex Miller bunt in the top of the first. The Aggies (25-22) responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead. FAU scored three runs on four hits in the top of the fourth to regain the lead, 4-2. NMSU tied the game in the bottom of the frame, when Victoria Castro hit a ball over the fence in left that was ruled a homerun. An Aggie RBI single gave them a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the fifth. The Owls had the first two runners reach in the top of the seventh, but both were left stranded.
- Emily Lochten went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.
- Madison Palmer singled and drove in a run.
- Mia Olson and Kaitlyn Burke both went 2-for-4.
- Samantha Lageyre drove in a run.
The Owls wrap up the regular season with a three game series at UTEP, beginning with a doubleheader on Saturday, May 6. First pitch is set for 5 p.m. Eastern. Links to live stats and live video will be available at fausports.com. In-game updates will also be available through the team’s Twitter account, @fauowlssoftball.