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MESA, Ariz. — New Mexico State came in to the Western Athletic Conference baseball tournament as one of the two lowest seeds. But the Aggies (22-32) haven’t played like one.
NMSU blanked UT Rio Grande Valley 10-0 on Thursday at Hohokam Stadium, the game truncated to seven innings by a mercy rule, and is 2-0 in the eight-team double-elimination competition.
Ian Mejia threw a complete-game three-hitter, striking out six and walking none. The Aggies got homers from Logan Gallina, Nolan Funke and Cal Villareal.
New Mexico State, which knocked off a No. 1 seed in Sam Houston on Wednesday, now has an advantage. It advances to a 5 p.m. Friday game vs. a Friday morning losers’ bracket survivor, either UTRGV or Sacramento State. A win advances NMSU into the championship round.