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New Mexico's World Series Under Way
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  10/28/2005
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Oct. 28, 2005

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The annual New Mexico World Series got underway yesterday with a thrilling come-from-behind win for the black team. The Black team, which has won the last two World Series in a row, was down 6-2 before scoring three runs in the sixth and two in the seventh for a 7-6 win.

The Black team jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning on three hits including a triple from freshman Derek Pilkington. The Red team struck back, putting two runs on the board in the third with just one hit. They tacked on three more runs in thr fourth and one in the fifth for a four-run lead.

Junior Damon Miller earned the win, tossing 2.1 hitless innings with two strikeouts. Freshman Jared Hood went 2-for-3 with two RBI while classmate Dane Hamilton was 2-for-4.

Junior Matt Foote and sophomore Jordan Pacheco were both 2-for-4 to lead the Red team. Foote scored two runs with two RBI while Pacheco had one RBI and a triple.

The best of five series will continue tomorrow at 1 p.m. Game three is slated for 10 a.m. on Sunday. Games four and five, if necessary, are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday at 3 p.m.

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