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Lobos Edged Out By Texas Tech, 8-6
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  03/11/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

March 11, 2008

Box Score |  March 11, 2008 - Lobo Baseball vs. Texas Tech 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- Senior Matt Hibbitts hit a three-run home run in the first inning to keep the University of New Mexico close, but Texas Tech prevailed on Tuesday afternoon at Isotopes Park, 8-6. Hibbitts was 2-of-3 on the day with two walks and another run scored in the bottom of the seventh.

The Red Raiders (8-6) took a 4-0 lead in the top of the first. UNM responded in the bottom of the first as Mike Brownstein and Ian Hollick started the inning with back-to-back walks. Hibbitts followed up with a solid home run to left field to cut the Texas Tech lead to one, 4-3.

The Lobos allowed two more runs over the next two innings, 6-3. In the bottom of the third, designated hitter Drew McDonald scored on a two-out single by Kevin Atkinson to pull the Lobos within two, 6-4.

Both teams were scoreless over the fourth and fifth innings. Texas Tech scored again in the top of the sixth, 7-4.

New Mexico responded in the bottom of the seventh with two runs, taking advantage of a throwing error and wild pitch by Owen Brolsma. Hibbitts scored on the wild pitch and McDonald scored on a ground out by Brian Cavazos-Galvez, 7-6. The Red Raiders brought Zach Stewart in after a walk by Atkinson to stop the UNM drive.

Stewart finished the game for his second save of the season, preserving the win for reliever Sam Janca (1-0) and the Red Raiders picked up another run in the eighth to move up, 8-6.

Ryan Escarcega (1-2) took the loss for the Lobos, giving up five runs over one and a third inning of work.

New Mexico (8-6) begins Mountain West Conference play this weekend against UNLV. The three-game series begins Friday, March 14, at 6 p.m. at Isotopes Park.

Friday, March 06
6:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. San Diego State
Saturday, March 07
2:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. San Diego State
Sunday, March 08
1:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. San Diego State
Tuesday, March 10
6:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. Stephen F. Austin
Wednesday, March 11
2:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. Stephen F. Austin
Friday, March 13
5:00 PM - 
Baseball
at Nevada
Saturday, March 14
2:00 PM - 
Baseball
at Nevada
Sunday, March 15
2:00 PM - 
Baseball
at Nevada
Wednesday, March 18
6:00 PM - 
Baseball
at Arizona State
Friday, March 20
6:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. Houston
Saturday, March 21
2:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. Houston
Sunday, March 22
1:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. Houston
Tuesday, March 24
1:00 PM - 
Baseball
at Texas Tech
Friday, March 27
6:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. Fresno State
Saturday, March 28
2:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. Fresno State
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