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Lobos Rally To Defeat UC Santa Barbara, 6-3
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  03/07/2004
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

March 7, 2004

Box Score

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Sophomore second baseman Ryan Barba blasted a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning to propel the New Mexico baseball team to a 6-3 win over UC Santa Barbara Sunday afternoon at Isotopes Park. It marks the first win for UNM in its new facility.

With the game tied at 2 and the bases loaded with two outs, the Gauchos (10-6) sent in reliever Alex McRobbie to halt the Lobo rally in the eighth. Barba had other ideas. He nailed McRobbie's first offering over the left-field wall for his first career homer, giving the Lobos the 6-2 lead. Barba, who also had a run-scoring single in the fifth, tied a career high with five RBI in the game.

Earlier in the inning, A.J. Spitaleri drove in Josh Mader on an infield single, knotting the game at 2.

Junior transfer Cooper Eddy (West Des Moines, Iowa/Tennessee Tech) earned his first win at UNM, firing a seven-hit complete game. Eddy (1-2) got stronger as the game went along, giving up only one hit in the last three innings. He struck out a season-high eight batters and walked just one.

Spitaleri, Mader and Sean Murray each collected two hits for UNM (2-9-1).

Ivan Ramirez (0-1) threw 1.1 innings in the loss for UCSB.

The Lobos return to action next weekend (March 12-14) to face TCU for a three-game series at Fort Worth, Texas.

Friday, May 01
6:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. Nevada
Saturday, May 02
2:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. Nevada
Sunday, May 03
1:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. Nevada
Tuesday, May 05
6:00 PM - 
Baseball
at New Mexico State
Friday, May 08
6:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. San Josť State
Saturday, May 09
2:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. San Josť State
Sunday, May 10
1:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. San Josť State
Tuesday, May 12
6:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. Arizona State
Thursday, May 14
7:35 PM - 
Baseball
at Fresno State
Friday, May 15
7:35 PM - 
Baseball
at Fresno State
Saturday, May 16
2:05 PM - 
Baseball
at Fresno State
Wednesday, May 20
TBA - 
Baseball
at TBD
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