LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team dropped the series to Fresno State after losing the rubber match 14-7 at Presley Askew Field, Saturday, May 12.
The loss drops NM State to 31-19 overall and 8-7 in Western Athletic Conference and the Bulldogs move to 23-24 on the year and 6-9 in league play. The Aggies posted its seven runs on 13 hits, while Fresno State crossed the plate 14 times on 18 hits. NM State tallied three errors on the afternoon with a huge on the Aggie leftfielder in the top of the third inning that was followed by five Bulldog runs.
Starting pitcher Michael Ormseth was credited with his second consecutive loss after giving up nine runs on nine hits and is now 7-2 on the year. Fresno State starter Thomas Harlan is now 7-3 on the season with eight strikeouts in 6.1 innings of work.
Junior third baseman Robert Lecount had a big day at the dish going 3-of-5 with two home runs and six RBIs. He now has 11 homers on the year with 41 RBIs. His first home run was a three-run shot in the top of the fifth when NM State pulled to within two runs at 6-4.
Fresno State scored three more runs in the sixth, another three in the seventh and one in the eighth and ninth to take a 14-4 lead before Lecount hammered his second three-run shot of the day.
NM State now looks to its final game with in-state rival New Mexico, Tuesday, May 15, at 6:05p.m. (MT) in Albuquerque, N.M. Fans can listen to the action in Las Cruces on KSNM AM 570 with Jeff Matthews giving the play-by-play action.