ALBUQUERQUE(KRQE) – The New Mexico State Aggies avoided a sweep in the Rio Grande rivalry by stopping the New Mexico Lobos 22 to 8 Tuesday night. The lopsided victory comes only weeks after the Lobos defeated the Aggies 22 to 3 in Albuquerque.
The number six was the enemy of the Lobos Tuesday night. They committed six errors. Lobo pitchers walked six batters and hit six more. The game was tied at one in the second after freshman Carl Stajduhar hit a towering home run for the Lobos. After that it was all Aggies.
NMSU catcher Brent Hermanussen drove in three runs in a 10 run 3rd inning that saw the Aggies build a 16 to 1 lead. The Lobos would rally and cut that lead in half in the 7th but, never get any closer. The Aggies got 21 hits while getting their 22 runs. The 21 hits are the most the Lobos have allowed all season.
The loss is the 7th straight for the Lobos who drop to 24 and 23 on the season. The Aggies are 9-34-1. The Lobos will return to Mountain West play when they host San Jose State for three games starting Friday.