LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team completed the sweep of Texas-Pan American after defeating the Broncs 19-2 in the series finale, Sunday, March 25 at Presley Askew Field. With the win the Aggies have now won 12 straight and are 21-8 on the year.
Junior right-hand pitcher Casey Collins threw five complete innings, striking out three batters to earn the win and go to 3-2 on the year. Junior Cody Edwards, who went 3-of-4 at the dish with two runs scored, also pitched for 1.2 innings while right-hander Robert Vancour closed out the game tallying a strikeout.
"It's been a nice run and we won pretty much every way you can this weekend, which is good," head coach Rocky Ward said. "We have done what we needed to do and this is a pretty good ball club. We had some outstanding pitching yesterday, especially in Tyler Mack, and we were able to continue that today and pick up another win."
NM State hit four home runs on the afternoon with senior Zach Voight, senior Zac Fisher, junior Bobby Lecount and senior Andy Lyon getting in on the fun. Voight ended his day 2-for-2 with two runs scored and four RBI and Lyon had a 3-of-4 day with three runs scored and three RBI.
The Aggies tallied their 19 runs on 18 hits and committed three errors and UTPA tallied its two runs on seven hits and made four errors on the day. The Aggies continue to lead the country in walks with 176 and are also in the top five in scoring with 293 runs scored in 2012.
NM State heads back out on the road taking on Texas Tech, Tuesday, March 27 in Lubbock, Texas. For a complete schedule go to www.NMStateSports.com and click on the schedules link.