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Lobos Drop Thursday’s Series Opener to San Diego State

by Alma Solis

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The University of New Mexico baseball team opened up their three-game series against San Diego State with a 10-3 loss to the Aztecs at Santa Ana Star Field on Thursday night.

Chase Weissenborn extended his reached base streak to 15 straight games. Kamron Willman led the Lobos as he went 3-for-4 with a double and a RBI.

After a scoreless first inning, San Diego State got on the board first as they scored four runs in the top of the second and third innings. The Lobos scored their first run in the bottom of the third as Lenny Junior Ashby hit a sacrifice fly to right field to bring home Sean Stephens, making the score 4-1, in favor of the Aztecs.

The Aztecs plated a couple more runs in the fourth inning and New Mexico responded with another in the bottom of the frame. As Willie Cano grounded into a double play, Kyle Landers scored on the play to cut the Lobos deficit to 6-2.

Then commenced the first scoreless inning since the first as both the Lobos and Aztecs went three up-three down in the fifth inning.

San Diego State then brought home a trio of runs in the sixth to take a 9-2 lead. The Lobos forced a scoreless inning in the seventh as a lineout and the Lobos’ 42nd double play turned this season halted the Aztecs.

Reliever Aaron Makil forced his second straight scoreless inning in the eighth as he kept the Aztecs off the board with a swinging strikeout, fly out and groundout. The Lobos added their third run in the bottom of the frame as Willman lined a double down the left field line to bring home Braydon Runion to make the score 9-3, still in favor of San Diego State.

The Aztecs plated another run in the top of the ninth and the Lobos were unable to force a comeback, falling 10-3 to San Diego State in the series opener.

New Mexico’s record falls to 14-19 overall and 6-10 in conference play. San Diego State improves to 8-25 overall and 2-14 in MW action.

The Lobos and Aztecs continue the conference series with game two set for 6 p.m. (MT) on Friday night at Santa Ana Star Field.

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