Haggerty, Harris spark Lobo rally

Sam Haggerty. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

Sam Haggerty. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Sam Haggerty went 3-for-6 and drove in a career-best five runs as the University of New Mexico baseball team rallied to defeat Stephen F. Austin 9-6 on Wednesday night.

Haggerty smacked a solo home run in the first and delivered a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh as the Lobos (23-11-1) erased a 6-3 deficit to win the opener of a two-game series.

Chase Harris went 4-for-5 with a two-run homer for UNM.

The Lumberjacks (15-16) took advantage of a stiff wind blowing out, hitting four home runs.

Zach Marberry hit two of them, including a two-run shot in the fifth that gave SFA a 6-3 lead.

But UNM relievers Taylor Duree (2-0), Jake Cole and Victor Sanchez shut the Lumberjacks out the rest of the way.

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Lobo pitchers finished with seven strikeouts and no walks.

Jared Holley had two hits for New Mexico, which outhit SFA 13-8.

The teams conclude the series today at 9 a.m. The starting time was changed to accommodate UNM’s travel.

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