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Lobos Fall 11-1 to Fresno State in First Game of Series

by Alma Solis

FRESNO, Calif. – The University of New Mexico baseball team dropped game one of the three-game series, 11-1, to Fresno State on Friday.

Lenny Junior Ashby led the Lobos as he went 2-for-3 with a RBI, the only Lobo to have a multi-hit game. Riley Egloff (4-3) struck out nine batters on the night. Benjamin Baker-Livingston closed out the game in his third career appearance, putting up a season-best 1.0 inning pitched and allowed no runs on one hit in the eighth.

After a scoreless first inning on both sides of the plate, Fresno State struck first as the Bulldogs scattered four runs through the second and third to take a 4-0 lead.

Despite that, Egloff struck six batters through the first three frames.

A scoreless fourth inning commenced before the Bulldogs tacked on another three runs for a 7-0 advantage in the fifth.

The Lobos broke the shutout in the sixth inning as Chase Weissenborn scored on a double by Ashby, making the score 7-1, still in favor of Fresno State.

After a pitching change for the Lobos, Fresno State added another four runs in the seventh for a 11-1 lead.

Baker-Livingston was able to keep the Bulldogs off the board for the eighth inning, but the Lobos were unable to come back from the deficit, falling in game one at Fresno State by a final score of 11-1.

New Mexico’s record falls to 13-17 (5-8 MW), while Fresno State improves to 14-15 overall and 8-5 in MW.

The Lobos and Bulldogs will play game two of the series on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. (MT) in Bob Bennett Stadium. The teams will play the series finale on Sunday at 2:05 p.m.

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