April 6, 2004
LINCOLN, Neb. - The New Mexico baseball team collected 14 hits, but still fell to No. 13 Nebraska, 14-7, Tuesday afternoon in front of 2,368 at Hawks Field.
Junior shortstop Josh Mader went 3-for-5 and tied his career high with five RBI, including his first homer of the season. Junior centerfielder Matt Young also collected three hits with three runs and senior outfielder Sean Murray had four hits for the second time in three games.
The Huskers (23-5) took a quick 1-0 lead in the first, but UNM tied the game at 1 on a Mader RBI single in the third. Nebraska responded with three runs in each the third and fourth innings to go up 7-1.
New Mexico (10-18-1) made it a game at 7-5 with four runs in the fifth. Mader blasted a three-run shot to right field and Murray delivered an RBI double to get the Lobos within striking distance.
But the Huskers took a commanding 14-5 lead with seven runs in the bottom half of the fifth to put the game out of reach. Husker third baseman Alex Gordon hit a grand slam in the inning, and went 2-for-4 with three runs and five RBI on the day.
The Lobos scored twice in the sixth for the final two runs of the game. Tim Grady scored on a wild pitch after reaching base on a single, and Mader had his third run-scoring hit of the game, this time a single to right.
Petr Pacas (1-2) threw the first 3.1 innings for UNM, and took the loss after giving up seven runs and eight hits. Tim Schoeninger improved his record to 3-0 for Nebraska.
The New Mexico baseball team returns to action with a three-game series at Utah April 8-10. Thursday and Friday's games, originally scheduled for 12 p.m., have been pushed back to 2 p.m. Saturday's game will begin at 12 p.m. All games have been moved from Franklin Covey Field to Ute Field, and there will be no Gametracker available for the games.