HONOLULU - The New Mexico State baseball team fell 1-0 to Hawaii in front of a sell-out crowd at Les Murakami Stadium in Honolulu, Hawai'i, Saturday, May 5.
With the loss NM State falls to 30-17 overall and 7-5 in Western Athletic Conference play. Hawai'i jumps into first place in the league after the win and goes to 28-19 on the year and 8-4 in league play.
NM State tallied seven hits in the game but left 10 runners on base as two batters got on base with a walk and on got on after being hit by a pitch. There were 13 consecutive Aggie batters retired after NM State had the bases loaded in the fifth inning.
Aggie starter, junior Michael Ormseth was credited with his first loss of the year after going seven innings and striking out four batters while giving up five hits and one run. Senior Scott Coffman kept it close throwing one inning and striking out a batter, but got some help as sophomore first baseman Tanner Rust made a spectacular, (potentially) run-saving, diving catch to end the eighth.
The Aggies return home for a critical home series against Fresno State as NM State looks to get back into first place that starts, Thursday, May 10 at Presley Askew Field. For tickets call 575-646-1420 or go online at www.NMStateSports.com.