Lobos Take On TCU In MWC Play
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  03/19/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

March 19, 2008

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Up Next For Lobo Baseball
Games #20-22 • at TCU
Thursday, March 20 • 5:30 p.m.
Friday, March 21 • 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 22 • 12 p.m.
Lupton Stadium • Fort Worth, Texas

Live Stats: Links available on GoLobos.com.

Against TCU: This is a relatively new rivalry for the Lobos that has gone on in spurts since 1988. The series is now a permanent fixture on the schedule since TCU joined the Mountain West Conference in 2006. The Horned Frogs lead the series, 18-7, and have won six of the last seven meetings between the two schools.

Up Next: The Lobos host the second half of the Route 66 Casino Hotel Rio Grande Rivalry on Tuesday-Wednesday, March 25-26. Game time at Isotopes Park each night is 6 p.m.


• Rio Grande Rivalry ... The Lobo baseball team picked up 1.5 points for UNM in the 2007-08 Rio Grande Rivalry on Tuesday, March 18. Each game of the doubleheader with NMSU was worth .75 points. UNM holds a 12-6 lead in the rivalry.

• Run, Dane, Run ... Junior Dane Hamilton was a base-running machine on Tuesday, March 18 against New Mexico State. The starting left fielder, who was battling illness last week, got on base four times in each game of the doubleheader, scoring each time for eight runs on the day. In Game One, Hamilton was 3 of 5 with two doubles and followed that up in Game Two at 2 of 3 with two walks.

• Moore Is More ... Junior Bobby Moore made the most of his first three starts of the season in right field against UNLV over the weekend, March 14-16. Moore hit .800 for the three-game series, 8 of 10 from the plate, scored four runs, hit three doubles and two triples, walked three times and no strikeouts. Moore was moved to the outfield from his usual bullpen position due to an injury to center fielder Max Willett.

UNM vs. ... TCU

Probable Starters

New Mexico (11-8, 1-2 MWC)
1B Kevin Atkinson
2B Mike Brownstein
SS Scott Gracey
3B Ian Hollick
LF Matt Hibbitts
CF Adam Courcha
RF Bobby Moore
C Drew McDonald or
DH Rafael Neda

Pitching Rotation
Thursday - TBA
Friday - Jacob Norton
Saturday - Willy Kesler

TCU (9-8, 0-0 MWC)
1B Matt Carpenter
2B Ben Carruthers
SS Bryan Kervin
3B Corey Steglich
LF Steve Ellington
CF Clint Arnold
RF Matt Vern
C Bryan Holaday
DH Hunt Woodruff

Pitching Rotation
Thursday - Seth Garrison
Friday - Greg Holle
Saturday - Sean Hoelscher