March 24, 2004
Las Cruces, N.M. - New Mexico could not hold an early lead, falling 16-9 at New Mexico State in the first game between the two in-state rivals this season. The Lobos drop to 5-14-1 overall while the Aggies improve to 20-6-1.
UNM held a 9-7 lead heading into the bottom of the fifth, but yielded nine unanswered runs over the final four innings. New Mexico actually outhit NMSU, 15-13. Each team committed one error.
The Lobos resume Mountain West Conference play Friday at 6 p.m., when they open a three-game weekend series against San Diego State at Isotopes Park.
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