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Lobos Score 31 Runs in Game Two, Sweep DH With UNLV

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico Baseball clinched its first Mountain West series with a doubleheader sweep against UNLV Saturday at Santa Ana Star Field, holding on for a 7-6 win in Game One before the Lobos’ bats erupted for 29 hits en route to a 31-15 win in Game Two that matched the UNM program record for runs scored in a single game.

The series win for UNM is the Lobos’ first over UNLV since 2019. It’s the first time UNM has beaten the Rebels twice in a row since 2018.

The Lobos (9-6, 2-0 MW) are now the lone Mountain West team undefeated in conference play, with an opportunity for a series sweep in tomorrow’s finale at Noon. The Rebels drop to 9-5 overall and 2-3 in conference play.

Will Asby drove in a team-high nine runs – all in Game Two – to lead a Lobos lineup that batted .489 across 18 innings of baseball today, with Kyle Smith (6 RBI), Akili Carris (5 RBI), Khalil Walker (4 RBI), Tye Wood (4 RBI), Ethan Ott (2 RBI) and Devon Dixon (2 RBI) all driving in multiple on the day. Wood and Smith both batted .714 between the two games to lead UNM, with Wood drawing four of the Lobos’ 16 walks on the day.

Smith, Ott and Asby all hit a home run each — with Asby’s being the Lobos’ second grand slam in as many games — to bring UNM up to 17 homers on the season. Asby’s 9 RBI in the second game were the second-most in a single game in program history.

Asby hit three of UNM’s 10 doubles, with Wood and Jake Holland adding two more each. All six Lobos that started both games finished with at least three runs each.

RHP David Lopez lasted a career-high seven innings on the mound while holding the Rebels to just two earned runs on six hits in that span, striking out four and walking two to earn his second win of the season. RHP Josh Barnhouse took the mound after UNLV plated eight runs between the fourth and sixth frames, allowing just one hit over 3 ⅔ innings of scoreless relief while striking out four and walking two to calm things down and earn the first win of his UNM career.



Tomorrow’s series finale is set for a Noon MT start, with RHP Wil Bannister set to start on the mound against UNLV RHP Sam Simon. Live stats will be available via, with streaming via the Mountain West Network at  — follow @UNMLoboBaseball on Instagram and X for live updates, highlights and more.