LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team (30-11, 7-2 WAC) played dominantly and picked up its seventh Western Athletic Conference win defeating Louisiana Tech (17-22, 1-8 WAC) 10-0 in seven innings at Presley Askew Field, Saturday, April 21.
The Aggies tallied their 10 runs on seven hits and 10 walks, while starting pitcher Michael Ormseth took his record to 7-0 going after working five innings without giving up a run. This is the first shutout the NM State pitching staff has posted this year, while Robert Kraft faced a batter getting him out and Casey Collins threw 1 2/3 innings holding the Bulldogs to only three hits.
The Aggies took advantage of the only error in the game in the bottom of the third when the Bulldog shortstop booted a groundball that was hit right to him. Junior second baseman Parker Hipp helped with the cause when he posted a two-RBI single thru the left side.
Up 4-0 in the bottom of the fourth, senior Zach Voight got an RBI on a walk and junior catcher Zac Fisher tallied on RBI on a sacrifice fly to centerfield. With the score 6-0 in favor of NM State, the fifth and sixth innings were scoreless but the Aggies came out in the bottom of the seventh focused with the first five batters getting on base safely by either a single or a walk. NM State scored its four runs on two hits and finished the game on a sacrifice fly by Hipp.
The Aggies have now won at least 30 games in four-straight seasons and look forward to a two-game series with nationally ranked Baylor in Waco, Texas, April 27-28.