LAS CRUCES - The New Mexico State baseball team swept the Univeristy of New Mexico for the first time since 2001 as the Aggies defeated the Lobos 9-4 at Presley Askew Field, Tuesday, March 8.
Senior Dan Reid led the way in an effective six inning outing on the mound. Reid earned the win with three strikeouts while giving up only two earned runs on six hits. He didn't walk a single batter of the 24 he faced, while the Aggie defense was pretty good giving up only one error.
The Aggies go to 11-2 on the year while UNM falls to 3-10 after the loss. The Lobos allowed three four errors in the game, which proved to be costly. An error in the bottom of the sixth inning gave NM State two runs, which extended the Aggie lead to 6-2 after UNM pulled to within two runs in the top of the inning.
"You are 11-2 and swept the in state rival which is a huge thing," head coach Rocky Ward said. "This carries over throughout the season and carries over to the next season."
Offensively, lead off hitter Zachary Voight was pretty good picking up three RBI and scoring two runs. Designated hitter Zac Fisher tallied two RBI on a single through the right side in the eighth inning.
Senior catcher Chuck Howard also contributed with three runs scored as he reached base a season-high three times. After the Aggies posted seven runs, they are hitting .353 as a team with sophomore second baseman leading the way with a .457 batting average on the year.
The Aggie head back out on the road for two games against Oregon State and two game against Virginia Military Institute in Corvallis, Ore., March 11-13. For more information on the Aggie baseball team go to www.NMStateSports.com.