OGDEN, Utah — Matt Thompson’s two-run double brought home the winning runs as the University of New Mexico baseball team defeated Utah 7-6 in 10 innings Friday night.
It was the second straight game in which UNM (27-8 overall, 7-4 Mountain West Conference) came from behind in the late innings and won in the 10th. The Utes (13-17, 3-7) led 4-3 after eight innings, but New Mexico rallied.
Max Willett’s two-out, two-run double gave the Lobos a 5-4 lead. A pair of UNM errors and Tyler Yagi’s single allowed Utah to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth.
Thompson’s double drove in Kevin Atkinson and Brian Cavazos-Galvez in the 10th, giving the Lobos a two-run cushion. Kevin Hussey’s solo homer made the score 7-6. Utah put the tying run at second base before UNM pitcher Daniel Grubbs got the final out. Grubbs was the seventh Lobo pitcher.
Willett was 3-for-4, and Mike Brownstein and Atkinson had two hits apiece for New Mexico. The series concludes today.
UNM To Host Track Invitational
Running events at today’s Tailwind Invitational men’s and women’s track-and-field meet, hosted by UNM, will begin at 12:30 p.m. and not 2:30 as previously announced. Field events are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.
UNM, Northern Arizona, Rice (women only), Wyoming, South Florida and Eastern New Mexico are scheduled to compete.
WOMEN’S TENNIS: UNM (8-13, 3-4 MWC) beat Air Force (10-15, 0-7) by a score of 7-0 at the Lobo Tennis Club on Friday. The Lobos (8-13, 3-4) have an all-time record of 13-0 against the Falcons.
MEN’S TENNIS: In San Diego, the Lobos (16-4, 3-1 MWC) defeated Utah (16-7, 4-1) by 5-2. UNM’s Johnny Parks won his 13th consecutive singles match.
SOFTBALL: In Las Vegas, Nev., UNLV beat the Lobos 8-7 in eight innings. UNM (10-25, 1-2 MWC) was led by senior Samantha Hughes, who went 2-for-4 with four RBI.
Aggies Baseball Falls at Fresno
FRESNO, Calif. –The New Mexico State baseball team, ranked No. 23 by Collegiate Baseball, scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to take a one-run lead, but lost 5-4 in 10 innings to the reigning NCAA champion Fresno State Bulldogs on Friday.
The Aggies (28-5, 3-2 Western Athletic Conference) grabbed the lead in the top of the ninth when junior first baseman Ben Hardy’s two-run home run capped their rally from a 3-0 deficit.
The Bulldogs (17-14, 1-0) tied the game on an infiield single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the nint, then won with freshman Dusty Robinson’s leadoff homer in the 10th.