The drought is over for Lobo baseball. Ray Birmingham’s club ended a ten game losing skid with an 8-5 victory over UNLV Friday night. The Lobos started the scoring with three runs in the bottom of the first. UNLV erased that advantage by the second inning and would hold a 4-3 lead.
The Lobos got a three run shot from Garrett Gouldsmith in the bottom of the third to take the lead for good. Jared Mang added a two run shot in bottom of the seventh. With the win the Lobos improved to 12-22-1 overall and 7-12 in conference play.
The Lobos, the defending Mountain West regular season champions, are on the outside looking in for the Mountain West Tournament. The top four teams will make the tournament. So far the Lobos are dead last in the conference in sixth place.
The Lobos have 11 conference games left to make up ground. Currently Air Force is in fourth place, two games ahead of the Lobos. The Lobos and UNLV play game two of three Saturday at 2 p.m. at Santa Ana Star Field.