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#18 Lobos Drop Series Opener At #22 TCU, 7-3
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  04/03/2009
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

April 3, 2009

Box Score

Fort Worth, Texas --- The University of New Mexico baseball team dropped their second Mountain West Conference game of the season against No. 22 TCU, 7-3, tonight in Fort Worth. Senior John Hesketh put in a strong pitching performance, but the No. 18 Lobos were only able to come up with three runs on eight hits. UNM is now 25-6 overall and 5-2 in MWC play, while TCU is 17-9 and 4-3. The two teams meet again at Lupton Stadium on Saturday, April 4 at 3 p.m. (MDT).

New Mexico got on the board first in the first inning when second baseman Mike Brownstein scored on a groundout by third baseman Dane Hamilton, 1-0.

The Lobos held the 1-0 lead for three innings as Hesketh (4-1) held the Horned Frogs scoreless for 3 and 2/3 innings before giving up a solo home run to left field to TCU first baseman Matt Vern, 1-1.

In the top of the fifth, shortstop Daniel Gonzalez tripled to right center and scored one batter later on a Brownstein sacrifice fly, 2-1.

The Horned Frogs countered in the bottom of the inning when a run scored on a New Mexico error, 2-2.

UNM got the lead back for Hesketh in the top of the sixth, 3-2, when outfielder Brian Cavazos-Galvez doubled down the left field line to score Hamilton who started the inning with a single up the middle.

The Lobos held the lead going into the bottom of the seventh. Hesketh, who threw 147 pitches in the contest, gave up three singles in the bottom of the seventh and was lifted with two outs for reliever Daniel Grubbs and the game tied at 3. TCU's Chris Ellington hit a single of Grubbs to drive in the go ahead run, 4-3.

TCU tacked on three more runs in the eighth and the Lobos were not able to get any offense going against reliever Tyler Lockwood (2-1) over the final three innings for the final, 7-3.

Brownstein and Cavazos-Galvez led the Lobos with two hits each, but the single digit team total of eight ended UNM's 24-game double-digit hitting streak.

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