NMSU Baseball Rebounds Big on T.V.
Courtesy: New Mexico State University  
Release:  03/30/2008

LAS CRUCES, N.M. The New Mexico State baseball team came out strong to hit eight home runs and beat Texas Pan American 24-5 at Presley Askew Field, Sunday, March 30.


The Aggies 24 runs on 19 hits and committed only two errors.  Eight different NMSU hitter hit homers on Sunday, including senior Marcus Quade (Littleton, Colo.), senior Joseph Scaperotta (San Diego, Calif.), junior Colin Crouthamel (Elma, Wash.), Franky Busani (Mesa, Ariz.), junior Gavin Heinemann (Snohomish, Wash.), junior Bryan Marquez (Bonny Lake, Wash.), junior Nick Cejka (Richmond, Wash.), and senior Joe Leghorn (Victoria, B.C.).


“We bounced back today and hit the ball really well,” head coach Rocky Ward said.  “Heath (Goin) had another great outing for us today, and we definitely gave him the run support he needed.”


Starting pitcher Heath Goin went to 3-0 on the year after he threw six complete innings.  He gave up only four hits, one run, and one walk, while he struck out two batters of the 25 he faced.


After UTPA put up a run in the first inning, the Aggies scored four runs in the bottom of the second, all off home runs.  The first was a solo shot from Busani, followed by a solo shot from Marquez and a two run bomb from Quade.


Crouthamel started the third inning with a two run home run, which easily cleared the left center wall.  After Rosales hit an RBI single to left field, Leghorn came up to the plate and hit a rocket shot two run homer to right field.


NMSU scored another run in the fourth off a Busani single before Scaperotta hit a three run blast to left field in the fifth to left field.


The Aggies blew the game wide open with a ten run sixth inning that included a two run homer from Heinemann, a two RBI double from Quade, a two RBI double from Scaperotta, a Jeff Farnham (Las Vegas, Nev.) and a three run bomb from Cejka.  NMSU scored their last run in the eighth when the Broncs walked the pinch hitter Rudy Grade (Corpus Christi, Texas).


Next up for the Aggies will be a two game series versus Colorado State-Pueblo, Tuesday and Wednesday April 1-2.  Tuesday’s game will begin at 6:05 p.m. and be broadcast on KSNM AM 570.  Wednesday’s game, which starts at 2:05 p.m., will air on T.V. as a part of Aggie Vision.

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