May 1, 2004
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - San Diego State shut out the New Mexico baseball team, 1-0, Saturday afternoon at Tony Gwynn Stadium. Each team collected seven hits in the contest, but the Aztecs scored the lone run of the game in the first inning and held onto the slim margin the remainder of the game for the victory. UNM now stands at 17-23-1 (13-7 Mountain West), while the Aztecs improve to 24-24 (12-6 MWC).
Aztec center fielder Landon Burt led off the bottom of the first with a triple, and then scored on the next play on an RBI groundout to the shortstop. It proved to be the difference in the game.
New Mexico couldn't score against Aztec left-hander Daryl Harang, who allowed six hits in eight innings of work. The Lobos roughed up Harang in a win earlier this season, but he struck out six Saturday afternoon to pick up his fourth win of the season. Ryan Schroyer earned his 10th save of the season after pitching a scoreless ninth.
UNM southpaw Danny Ray Herrera was equally effective, fanning six and giving up seven hits in 7 1/3 innings of action.
The Lobos threatened to score on two occasions, but fell victim to the double play both times. In the fourth, Joe Salas hit a one-out single, and advanced to third on Sean Murray's single to center. The inning ended as Daniel Stovall struck out, and Murray was caught stealing 2-4-3. In the ninth, UNM again put runners on first and third with one out with Salas on third and Garrick Haymore on first. The game ended on a bizarre double play as Chris Dabbs struck out, and with Haymore stealing on the pitch, he was called out at second due to batter's interference.
New Mexico returns to action for the final game of the series against San Diego State tomorrow afternoon with the first pitch at 12 p.m. PDT. Live stats will be available at www.GoLobos.com.