NM State Swept in Fresno; Final Series of Season Starts Thursday at Presley Askew Field
Courtesy: New Mexico State University  
Release:  05/15/2011

FRESNO, Calif. (May 15) - The New Mexico State baseball team (32-20, 7-13 WAC) tried to avoid a sweep from Fresno State (36-11, 16-7 WAC) but lost 6-3 in the series finale and dropped four games at Pete Beiden Field this weekend.

Although Fresno State took a 4-0 lead with two runs coming in the first and two in the fourth, the Aggies had a never-say-die attitude scoring a run in the top of the sixth and two in the top of the seventh.

"Trey did what he needed to do and he gave us a chance to stay in the game," head coach Rocky Ward said. "We left guys on base in key situations and it hurt us.  Fresno played great baseball all weekend and you expect that from them."

NM State finished the day with six hits and didn't commit an error, while the Bulldogs posted their six runs on 13 hits and tallied one error. Junior Trey Ross was credited with the loss as he started the game and went 3.1 innings, tallying five strikeouts and giving up four runs. He is now 6-3 on the year, while Fresno State pitcher Tom Harlan got the win and takes his record to 5-3.

Sophomore Zac Fisher was the only Aggie with multiple base hits on the day as he went 2-of-4.

NM State wraps up the regular season with a four-game home series at home against Hawai'i starting with a doubleheader, Thursday, May 19 at 3:05 p.m. (MT).

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