It was Marquez’s (
Starting pitcher Sebestian Vendette (Luval,
The Aggies actually out hit LTU 15-11 but committed six costly errors, compared to the Bulldogs one error.
LTU took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second, but the Aggies answered the call when Marcus Quade (
After the third and the fourth innings went scoreless, the Bulldogs took a 3-1 lead in the top of the fifth off a few unearned runs. However, NMSU scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth on five hits and a LTU error to take a 5-3 lead. The inning started with a Bryan Marquez (
LTU then cut the lead to 5-4 in the top of the sixth on a single and added to their lead when they scored three more runs in the top of the eighth.
Heading into the bottom of the ninth, down 7-5, it looked like NMSU would gain some momentum as Crouthamel hit a lead-off home run over the right-center field wall to take the game to 7-6, but that’s how the game ended as one Aggie base runner was stranded.
NMSU will wrap up the series and the regular season with the final game at Presley Askew Field, Sunday, May 18 with first pitch set for 1:05 p.m. (MDT). It is “Senior Day,” as Aggie fans are encouraged to day farewell to all the Aggie seniors in their final home game.