LAS CRUCES, N.M.-In game one of a double-header where a combined seven home runs were hit over the left field wall, the New Mexico State baseball team (20-25, 5-12) beat the University of Hawai’i 8-6 at Presley Askew Field in Las Cruces, N.M. on Saturday, April 28.
Senior Adam Harvey (
“When Adam (
The Aggies scored eight runs on 10 hits and committed only error, which led to a couple of
Sophomore Noah Garza (
“Our pitchers did for us what we’ve wanted our pitching staff to do all year long, and putting that together with the kind of hitting we had this afternoon we can beat just about anybody.”
The Rainbows continued where they left off in Friday’s game as Kevin McDonald hit his 11th home run of the seasons over the left field wall to take a 2-0 lead. The lead wouldn’t last too long for
Hawai’i would answer right back and tie the game up at three a piece in the top of the second when the Rainbow’s Landon Hernadez hit a home run over the left field wall. Aggie shortstop committed an error that proved to be costly as two more Rainbow base runners crossed the plate and made the score 5-3 in the top of the third.
The Rainbows extended their lead when their first baseman hit a home run over the left field wall, which seemed to float out with the wind and the score was now 6-3 in favor of the team from the islands.
Gibson hit a two-run bomb over the left field wall in the bottom of the fourth after Harvey hit a line shot to left for a double. That home run got the Aggies to back within one with the score 6-5 with
In the bottom of the sixth inning, junior Marcos Rosales (
The bottom of the seventh inning brought back-to-back home runs as Scaperotta and Harvey hit bombs over the left field wall to give NMSU an 8-6 lead, and the score stayed that way through the final.