ALBUQUERQUE - The New Mexico State baseball team split the four-game series with in-state rival New Mexico after falling 13-4 at Isotopes Park, Wednesday, March 10.
The Aggies fall to 10-7 on the year after the loss, while UNM goes to 9-5. The Aggies posted four runs on 11 hits, however committed four costly errors. Junior right hander Dan Reid was credited with his first loss of the year after he threw 6.0 innings and gave up nine runs, six of them earned.
"It was a good series and two games were well contested, while the other two went to the home team," head coach Rocky Ward said. "Our team played well and we were able to challenge each other and both our teams should be challenging at the top of our leagues."
Coming into the game, NM State was 6-2 when scoring first, but that wasn't the case in Wednesday's game. The Aggies put up the first run of the game when senior Mike Sodders hit an RBI single to left field.
The Lobos took the lead in the bottom of the first scoring two runs on two hits, then added to their lead putting up three more runs on three hits in the bottom of the second. The Aggies were held scoreless until the ninth inning when Parker Hipp scored on a balk and Nate Shaver then scored on a RBI ground out by pinch-hitter Joel Cardinal. Shaver, who was 2-for-5 with two runs scored, reached base on a double down the right-field line.
The Aggies now look forward to a three-game weekend series with Georgia State that starts, Friday, March 12. First pitch on Friday is set for 6:05 p.m. (MT) with live stats available at www.NMStateSports.com.