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Silver Sneaks One Past Cherry, 7-5, in Third and Final Game
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  11/04/2010
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Nov. 4, 2010

By Chelsea Einerwold, Writer/GoLobos.com

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The Silver team's bats came to life Thursday afternoon, hammering out 14 hits and squandering Cherry's chance to sweep the annual Cherry-Silver intrasquad series.

Cherry won Tuesday (11-2) and Wednesday (12-10), but Silver was determined to claim a victory in the final seven-inning outing.

"We really wanted it today," Silver's Cody Doyle said. "We had been a little slow off the bat, but today we came through."

The freshman out of Covina, Calif. was 3-for-3 at the plate, driving in one run and scoring two runs, including the winning run.

Things were all tied up, 5-5, heading into the sixth inning. Doyle led off with a single and was followed by junior transfer Jase Morgan, who hit one deep and over the leftfield fence to put Silver up 7-5.

In the bottom of the seventh it looked as though Cherry was going to send the game into extra innings, but Silver used a little craft to clamp the game.

With one out, Cherry had guys on first and second. Silver called a short timeout and the infield all met around pitcher Ronnie Galosic. After breaking up and resuming play, Cherry's Nate Ross took a lead off second base. Seconds later, much to his surprise--and everyone else's--Silver shortstop Alex Allbritton tagged Ross and held up the ball.

Silver had used the hidden ball trick to get out number two. Out number three followed as the next Cherry batter hit a pop fly near Silver's first baseman. "Coach Stoy called that play the batter before," said Allbritton. "He told us if their guy gets on second, he's a good candidate to get on that."

Thursday's game was the final of the annual Cherry-Silver series. Lobo head coach Ray Birmingham says the series showcased exactly what he has seen all fall.

"There's a pretty good team here," he said. "There's a lot of talent and it's young. As they grow this team is going to be a very historical one for the University of New Mexico."

He says a number of players stood out this series, including freshmen D. J. Peterson, Doyle and Sam Wilson; and transfers Trey Porras and Kyle Stiner; and returners Alex Allbritton and Gera Sanchez.

"Peterson, Doyle, Allbritton, and Porras all swung the bat well and played good defense," Birmingham said. "Gera Sanchez pitched well and Sam Wilson played good baseball. He made some effortless catches on balls that should've been base hits. Nobody really noticed it because he made it look so easy. Stiner, too, is going to be a fantastic Lobo. The potential is tremendous, now it's my job to get it out of them."

Allbritton had a tremendous series. The sophomore out of Aurora, Colo., went a combined 8-for-11, hitting .727 over the three days.

"All fall I hadn't quite hit that well, but I saw the ball the last few days and things clicked and went well for me," he said.

As a returner, the shortstop will take on more of a leadership role this spring, and says fall ball has valuable for New Mexico.

"I feel like our team got a lot better this fall," Allbritton said. "We got to know each other on and off the field. We improved a lot and had some fun."

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