March 14, 2004
FORT WORTH, Texas - The New Mexico baseball team fell twice to TCU Sunday afternoon at Lupton Stadium. TCU won the first game, which was suspended from Saturday, 11-3, and triumphed in the second game, 5-1.
The Lobos (2-12-1) took a 2-0 lead into the suspended game which restarted in the bottom of the third inning. Jeff Grady hit a solo homer and Matt Foote had an RBI single on Saturday to give the Lobos the lead, but TCU countered with two runs in each of the first three innings on Sunday morning to take a commanding 6-2 advantage. Jay Russell knocked in his first career RBI with a sacrifice fly in the eighth, but once again the Horned Frogs (11-8) answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning in the 11-3 win.
Karsten Gaarder pitched the first 2.1 innings of the game on Saturday, but was relieved on Sunday, as Jackie Smith started on Sunday in the third. Smith (0-1) took the loss, giving up three runs on six hits and three walks in 1.2 innings of work.
Ryan Weems (3-0) tossed seven innings in the win for TCU.
In the second game, TCU collected 11 hits and limited the Lobos to one run in the 5-1 victory. The Frogs gathered one run in the second, two in the sixth and two in the seventh.
Petr Pacas (0-1), in his first start as a Lobo, allowed one run on four hits in five innings of action.
Spitaleri, Haymore and Tim Grady each collected two hits for the Lobos in the second game.
New Mexico returns to action this Tuesday, March 16 vs. Texas Tech at Isotopes Park.