LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico State baseball team dominated San Jose State in game one of the three-game home league series winning 17-1 in seven innings at Presley Askew Field, Friday, May 3. The Aggies are now 25-21 on the year and 10-9 in Western Athletic Conference play.
Senior starting pitcher Adam Mott moves to 6-4 on the year after working seven inning and allowing just one run. He tallied seven strikeouts on the night and now has 79 K’s in 82.0 innings of work. Senior third baseman Bobby Lecount sparked the Aggie offense as he tied his career-high of six RBI while going 3-of-4 at the dish with two home runs. Lecount marked six RBI against Fresno State on May 12, 2012 as well.
“We had a good situation in the first with Bobby [Lecount] hitting a shot in the first and we just didn’t look back from there,” head coach Rocky Ward said.
NM State posted its 17 runs on 16 hits with seven of those hits being extra-base hits. This is the second time during WAC play that the Aggies have marked 16 hits in a game as the also did it in a 12-6 victory over Texas State on March 22.
After Lecount hammered a three-run shot in the bottom of the first, the Aggie offense followed with seven runs on six hits in the bottom of the second to take a commanding 10-0 lead. NM State sent 11 batters to the dish that inning with only one Aggie hitter not getting on base.
The Aggies took advantage of a miscue by the Spartan defense in the bottom of the third, posting three more runs with Lecount accounting for two of them with a two-run shot over the left field wall. He leads the team with 11 homers on the year as the Aggies have 44 as a team.
NM State scored three more runs in the fourth and another in the fifth before SJSU finally crossed the plate in the top of the seventh. The Aggies had five different with at least two hits including Micheal Medina, Quinnton Mack, Kyle Phillips, Taylor Noyer and Lecount.
The Aggies take on San Jose State in game two of the series, Saturday, May 4 at 6:05 p.m. (MT). Fans can listen to the game on the radio at KSNM AM 570 in Las Cruces or online at www.NMStateSports.com.
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