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2012 Lobo Baseball by the Numbers
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  06/11/2012
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

June 11, 2012

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The 2012 season was a memorable one for the New Mexico baseball team. The Lobos won their first Mountain West regular-season championship since 2000, they won their second straight MW Tournament championship, and they advanced to their third consecutive NCAA regional. They won eight straight weekend series (a school record) and struck out more batters this season than any other Lobo pitching staff in history. Despite falling short of their goal of playing in the College World Series, the Lobos set numerous school and individual records and had perhaps the finest all-around season in UNM history.


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Team Batting

26 hits vs. San Diego St. (5/26/12) - ninth-most in a game for UNM all-time and the most since April 18, 2010 vs. Coppin St.
2,236 at bats - third-most in single season at UNM
728 hits - sixth-most in single season at UNM, and second this season in the NCAA
468 runs - tied for fourth in the NCAA
.326 batting average - fifth in the NCAA
30 triples - fifth in the NCAA
7.7 runs per game - fifth in the NCAA
133 doubles - seventh in the NCAA
.472 slugging percentage - eighth in the NCAA
11 consecutive batters reached base vs. Air Force (5/17/12) - first time since Mar. 7, 2009 vs. Binghamton
Mountain West Tournament record - seven doubles vs. San Diego St. (5/26/12)
Mountain West Tournament championship game records - 26 hits, three home runs, 22 RBIs

Team Pitching

475 strikeouts - most ever by UNM pitching staff
541.2 innings pitched - most ever by UNM pitching staff
14 saves - most ever by UNM pitching staff
4.40 ERA - lowest at UNM since 1977 and 10th-lowest for the program all-time
309 runs allowed - fewest allowed since 1977
265 earned runs allowed - fewest allowed since 1984
195 walks issued - fewest issued since 2003
7.9 strikeouts per nine innings - 23rd in the NCAA

Team Miscellaneous

Eight straight weekend series wins - most consecutive weekend series wins in school history
12 MW Player/Pitcher of the Week awards - record for a single season at UNM
Six First Team All-MW players - record for a single season at UNM
11 total All-MW players - record for a single season at UNM
Seven straight MW Tournament victories (2011-12) - most consecutive conference tournament wins for UNM

Six wins vs. ranked teams - record for single season for the Lobos
37 wins - tied for fourth-most in a single season as UNM
61 games played - tied for fourth-most in a single season at UNM
10-game winning streak - tied for fifth-longest all-time at UNM, and longest since 1985
22 home wins - fifth in a single season at UNM
.968 fielding percentage - fifth-best season percentage for UNM
18 conference wins - fifth-most in a single season at UNM
Six conference losses - fewest conference losses since 1979
.750 conference winning percentage - best since 1952 and second-highest all-time
Led the MW in 14 offensive categories: batting average, slugging, on base percentage, runs, hits, RBIs, doubles, triples, home runs, total bases, total plate appearances, at bats, and sacrifice flies.

Individual Batting

John Pustay - 6 hits at Air Force (4/5/12) - tied for most hits in a single game at UNM
DJ Peterson - 104 hits - fourth-most in a single season at UNM, and second in the NCAA
DJ Peterson - 182 total bases - third-most in a single season at UNM, and led the NCAA
DJ Peterson - .419 batting average - 10th-highest in a single season at UNM, and sixth in the NCAA
DJ Peterson - 78 RBIs - most for a UNM player since 2006, and second in the NCAA
DJ Peterson - 17 home runs - most for a UNM player since 2006, and tied for 10th in the NCAA
DJ Peterson - led the MW in seven offensive categories: batting, slugging, on base percentage, hits, RBIs, home runs, and total bases
Mitchell Garver - 268 at bats - second-most in a single season at UNM
Mitchell Garver - 101 hits - tied for sixth in a single season at UNM, and fifth in the NCAA
Mitchell Garver - tied for seventh in the NCAA in runs scored
Mitchell Garver - led the MW in four offensive categories: runs, doubles, at bats, and total plate appearances
Josh Melendez - 23 stolen bases - most for a UNM player since 2006
Josh Melendez - third in the NCAA in triples
Josh Melendez - led the MW in three offensive categories: triples, stolen bases, and steal attempts
Alex Real - MW Tournament championship game record - seven RBIs 

Individual Pitching

Gera Sanchez -  15 career saves - most career saves at UNM
Rudy Jaramillo - 65 career appearances - fifth-most in a single season at UNM
Gera Sanchez - 62 career appearances - tied for sixth-most in a single season at UNM
Gera Sanchez - led the MW in fewest triples allowed and tied for the fewest earned runs allowed
Gera Sanchez - 10th in the NCAA in strikeouts per nine innings 
Bobby Mares - five saves - tied for seventh-most in a single season at UNM
Austin House - three complete games - tied for the most by a UNM pitcher since 2002
Austin House - 2.74 ERA - lowest for a UNM pitcher since 2006
Austin House - led the MW in games started

Individual Miscellaneous

Ray Birmingham - career .624 conference winning percentage - highest in UNM history
DJ Peterson - First Team All-American
Mitchell Garver - Second Team All-American
Ryan Padilla - Freshman All-American
Mitchell Garver - tied for the MW lead in runners caught stealing
Alex Allbritton - tied for the MW lead in defensive double plays turned


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