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Lobos Downed in Game Two with Sam Houston

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Returning to action after yesterday’s cancellation gave them a day off, the New Mexico Lobos (16-4, 7-5 MW) fell 14-3 in their second game to Sam Houston (19-13, 3-6 C-USA) to close out the two-game series at home.

The Lobos now turn their attention towards a midweek road trip to Las Cruces, N.M., where they’ll face in-state rival New Mexico State for the second time this season on Tuesday at 6 p.m. MT. They’ll be looking to snap a five-game losing streak next week – UNM’s longest of the season so far.

LHP Daxton Purser notched a new career-high with nine strikeouts – the best career-high of any Lobo on this year’s roster – over 3 ⅔ innings of work but allowed seven earned runs on eight hits and five walks in the process with from four errors committed by the Lobos’ defense. Eight pitchers in total saw the mound for UNM – the most in a single game this season – but only Jaren Jackson (0.1 IP, 0 R , 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K) and Wil Bannister (1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K) didn’t surrender an earned run as UNM’s staff allowed double-digit hits for the fifth game in a row.

Konner Kinkade (2 RBI, 1 BB) and Gene Trujillo (1 R, 1 RBI) led an eight-hit effort for the Lobos with two hits each – Trujillo drove in UNM’s first run with a base hit in the fourth and Kinkade added two more with a single up the middle in the seventh. Kyle Smith (1 R), Reed Spenrath, Josh McAlister and Sean Stephens all added a knock each, and Devon Dixon scored a run after getting aboard via a base on balls.

After their first-ever series with Sam Houston, the Lobos now trail the all-time series 0-2 after dropping both games of the modified weekend series.

Tuesday’s matchup in Las Cruces is set for a 6 p.m. MT start, with live stats available via and live radio available with streaming still TBA. Follow @UNMLoboBaseball on socials for promotional/marketing and gameday updates, behind-the-scenes content and more.