LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team (27-9, 5-3 WAC) took the home series with San Jose State (23-14, 3-5 WAC) after coming back from a 7-1 deficit to win 20-8, Sunday, April 17 at Presley Askew Field.
NM State was down 7-1 heading into the bottom of the third when the Aggies started its comeback posting three runs in the third before the Aggie offense erupted for a 15-run fourth. The first five batters reached base safely and scored, while 11 of 12 batters scored before two outs were made. There were nine batters who reached base safely with either a walk or by being hit by a pitch, while sophomore designated hitter Zac Fisher tallied a grand slam and senior Ryan Aguayo tallied a three-run homer.
"This is huge for us," head coach Rocky Ward said. "I am proud of our team because sometimes it is hard to come back and play an early game after playing in a doubleheader the day before."
Junior middle infielder Ty Forney led the Aggies again going 4-of-4 at the dish with two runs scored and three RBI, while Aguayo was 4-of-5, crossing the plate four times and marking five RBI. Fisher also finished the day with five RBI and scored twice.
Relief pitcher Riley Bevill took his record to 2-1 on the year after picking up the win. He enter the game in the third inning and didn't give up a single run. Starting pitcher, lefty Trey Ross was in on a no-decision as he worked 2 2/3 innings, striking out three of the 19 batters he faced.
The Aggies showed that they can come from behind again and move to 10-8 when the opposing team scores first.
The Aggies head to Reno, Nev. next weekend to take on the Wolf Pack in a four-game series starting, Friday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. (MT).