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Lobos Jump to No. 18; Host Texas Tech Tuesday and Wednesday
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  03/30/2009
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

March 30, 2009

  • Lobo Baseball vs Texas Tech Game Notes

    #18 Lobo Baseball (24-4, 5-1)
    Games #29-30 • Texas Tech
    Tuesday, March 31 • 6 p.m. (MDT)
    Wednesday, April 1 • 2 p.m. (MDT)
    Isotopes Park • Albuquerque, N.M.

    Live Stats, Webcast: Link available on GoLobos.com.

    Radio: KDEF 1150 AM (Henry Tafoya, play-by-play)

    Against Texas Tech (11-17): Texas Tech leads the series 58-34-1. The teams are 1-1 after each won a game in the first half of the 2009 series in Lubbock, Feb. 24-25. The Red Raiders are 11-17 on the season and 4-5 in the Big 12.

    Up Next: UNM heads out on the road for 19 of its last 25 games. The Lobos travel to TCU for their first MWC road series of the season, April 3-5.

    LOBO BASEBALL QUICK HITS

    • Step 1 - National Recognition (Check) ... The Lobos moved up three spots to No. 18 in the March 30 Baseball America poll. In 1985, the last time the Lobos cracked the Top 25 in the Baseball America, they climbed as high as No. 14. This week's Lobos national rankings are:
    Baseball America - 18
    Collegiate Baseball - 20
    USA Today/ESPN Coaches - 24
    National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) - Receiving votes
    Ping! Baseball - 22
    Rivals.com - 20

    • Swinging The Big Sticks ... The first official stats rankings were released by the NCAA last week and the Lobos offense is all over the place. Going into the BYU series, New Mexico was ranked No. 1 in batting average (.410), hits (394), doubles (74) and triples (32). Ryan Honeycutt was leading the nation with a .534 batting average, while Kevin Atkinson was second in runs scored with 39. Mike Brownstein, Kevin Atkinson and Dane Hamilton ranked 1-2-3 in hits.

    Kesler Makes Return ... Redshirt junior Willy Kesler is scheduled to make his first start of the season on Wednesday, April 1. Kesler returned to the mound for the first time on Sunday, March 22, just 10 months after successful Tommy John surgery. Kesler faced three batters in the sixth inning against Northwestern before giving way to freshman Gabe Aguilar. Kesler was one of the Lobos top pitchers in 2008 with a 4-0 record and 1.90 ERA.

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