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Lobo baseball falls to Iowa in 10, 6-2

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The University of New Mexico baseball team dropped its second extra-inning game of the season Saturday, losing to Iowa 6-2 in 10 innings in the Kleberg Bank College Classic.

The Lobos (2-3) led 2-0 after one inning but otherwise were unable to support junior Kevin Baumgartner’s outstanding debut start. The Phoenix junior allowed no runs on four hits through 5â…” innings while striking out two.

Mitch Garver and Luke Campbell delivered two-out singles in the first inning for UNM. In the seventh, Iowa (2-3) tied the game and snapped the UNM staff’s streak of 21 straight scoreless innings.

Iowa then scored four times off three Lobo relievers in the 10th.

UNM finishes tourney play today at 8:30 a.m. against No. 16 Oklahoma. Senior Sam Wolff starts for the Lobos.

ILLINOIS 3, NMSU 2: At the Keith LeClaire Classic in Greenville, N.C., on Saturday, the Aggies (3-3) botched pickoff attempts that led to a run in both the sixth and seventh innings for the Illini (3-3). The Aggies face host East Carolina today.

Rousey wins by submission

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Ronda Rousey remained undefeated (7-0) as an MMA fighter with a victory by first-round submission — her trademark armbar — over Liz Carmouche (8-3) in the bantamweight (135-pound) main event of UFC 157 at the Honda Center.

Aggie Shin is in the mix in Houston

HOUSTON — New Mexico State golfer Justin Shin continues to find his way at the top of the leader board at the Bayou City Collegiate Championships at the par-72, 6,963-yard Redstone Golf Club. He shot a 3-under-par 69 in round two Saturday to tie for fifth at 4-under 140 (71-69).

The Aggies are tied for 10th overall at 12-over 588, 27 strokes behind leader and No. 3 Texas. The final round is today.

Orb looking like a Derby Contender

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — For the third straight outing, Orb came from way back in the pack to win — his latest rally being Saturday, when he took advantage of some blistering early fractions to catch and then hold off heavily favored Violence by half a length to win the Grade 2, $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

And after winning this prep for 3-year-olds, Orb has gone from a horse that was beaten by a combined 31 lengths in his first three starts to possibly a Kentucky Derby contender.

Etc. …

CANNON: As 1959 Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon recovers from a recent stroke at home, doctors say the former LSU star running back’s health is expected to return to normal in four to six weeks. Cannon was hospitalized last Tuesday following a stroke while he was on the job as the dentist at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola.

TV: ESPN is set to retain the television rights to the Big East after matching a contract offer that the conference had from another network. Big East Commissioner Mike Aresco said conference presidents still must approve the deal.

UNM SWIMMING: The Lobo swimmers and divers finished sixth at the Mountain West Conference meet in San Antonio, Texas. A meet highlight for UNM: Michole Timm and Megan Harper finished fourth and fifth in the platform dive, despite no platform in the state on which to practice.
— This article appeared on page D10 of the Albuquerque Journal

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