Notre Dame Downs Aggies
Feb. 16, 2002
TUCSON--An RBI double by Jarrah Meyers and a run-scoring single by AndriaBledsoe in the top of the eighth gave Notre Dame a come-from behind victoryover New Mexico State, 9-7, and kept NMSU winless in the Pepsi ArizonaSoftball Classic at 0-4.
Jodi Spino singled in a run and Mel Briggs doubled in two more to knockout Notre Dame starter Steffany Stenglein in the bottom of the first andopen a 3-0 lead for New Mexico State.At that, the Aggies stranded threerunners.
Successive singles by Linzi Westcott, Kelly Rhyne and Spino pushed acrossanother NMSU (6-12) run in the second.
Notre Dame (2-2) scored five runs, four of them unearned because of twothrowing errors by NMSU shortstop Shayne Gipson and another error by firstbaseman Heather Nobbe, in the top of the fourth to take the lead, 5-4. Inthe fifth, Liz Hartmann's RBI double made it 6-4.
Amber Logsdon and Tiffany Ruiz opened the NMSU sixth with singles andafter a fielder's choice, both scored on Westcott's triple down therightfield line to tie the game. Rhyne singled in Westcott for a 7-6 lead.But Meyers led off the Notre Dame seventh with a double and later scored ona single by Hartmann to tie the game at 7 all.
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