BELLEVUE, Wash. - The New Mexico State baseball team (30-14) takes the series from Seattle University after winning 8-3 in the finale at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue, Wash., Saturday, April 30.
The Aggies posted its eight runs on 14 hits and committed two errors compared to Seattle putting up three runs on five hits, while committing three errors. Leading the way offensively for NM State was junior Bryan Karraker who went 3-of-4 at the dish with two RBI and two runs scored. Junior third baseman Zach Voight tallied a 2-of-4 day with one RBI and one run.
"We got it going and taking the lead is a big thing," head coach Rocky Ward said. "Trey Ross pitched really good and kept the ball down throughout the game. He gave up the three spot but responded pretty good. Thirty wins are a big deal in college baseball. We have accomplished one of our goals and now we have to continue to move forward."
The Aggies went down in a row to open the game but scored three runs in the top of the second with Karraker picking up two RBI on a single to left-centerfield. After a scoreless third inning the Aggies were able to post five runs on five hits and two errors in the top of the fourth. The consecutive singles got NM State started and the Aggies went through the lineup before the inning was complete and went up 8-0.
NM State starting pitcher Trey Ross took the mound going five complete innings, picking five strikeouts, giving up four walks and two earned runs. The Aggies got in a bind first and second innings but Ross was able to pick up a 1-3 putout in the first and a strikeout in the second. After a Redhawk hitter got on base in the fifth, Ross was able to chip in on a 1-6-3 double play to end the inning and complete his day on the mound.
Sophomore Riley Bevill took the mound in the sixth and struck out two of the six batters he faced while giving up only one hit. Closer Scott Coffman took over in the eighth and tallied two K's in that inning. NM State finished the game with 3U double play to win 8-3.
The Aggies return home to play Sacramento State in a four-game WAC series starting Friday, May 6 at Presley Askew Field.