NMSU Falls in Second Game of Series First TV Game Sunday
Courtesy: New Mexico State University  
Release:  03/29/2008

LAS CRUCES, N.M. The New Mexico State baseball team fell 10-3 in the second game of the non-conference weekend series against Texas Pan American at Presley Askew Field, Saturday, March 29.


The Aggies didn’t seem as focused as the night before as they scored only three runs on eight hits and committed four errors.  UTPA won big with 10 runs on 13 hits and one error.


“We just didn’t play tonight,” head coach Rocky Ward said.  “Their starter came out and did a wonderful job against us and we just couldn’t seem to get things going.”


After the loss, NMSU fell to 11-12 and UTPA took their record to 9-14.  NMSU starter Sebastien Vendette (Luval, Quebec) fell to 0-2 on the season.


The Broncs scored four runs before NMSU put up a run in the bottom sixth off a Gavin Heinemann (Snohomish, Wash.) RBI single to left field that scored designated hitter Leo Aguirre (Austin, Texas). 


UTPA had a 4-1 lead after six and it seemed like NMSU would gain some momentum, but the Broncs scored six more runs in the top of the seventh to take the wind out of the Aggies.


NMSU scored an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh, which was followed by a Franky Busani (Mesa, Ariz.) home run in the eighth to take the score to 10-3.  It was Busani’s fourth home run of the year and NMSU’s 31st as a team.


NMSU will wrap up the three-game series with the Broncs, Sunday, March 30 at 11:00 a.m.  The game will be broadcast on T.V. as a part of Aggie Vision.  Fans can watch the game live in Las Cruces on Comcast Channel 4, Albuquerque on Comcast Channel 53, Santa Fe on Comcast Channel 21 and in Gallup on Comcast Channel 66.  It will also be broadcast live on FSN Arizona.

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