Lobos Host Northern Colorado for 4-Game Series
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/26/2009
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 26, 2009

  • Lobo Baseball vs. Northern Colorado Game Notes

    Up Next For Lobo Baseball (4-2)
    Games #7-8 • vs. Northern Colorado
    Friday, Feb. 27 • 3 p.m. (MST)
    Saturday, Feb. 28 • 12 p.m. (MST; DH)
    Sunday, March 1 • 12 p.m. (MST)
    Isotopes Park • Albuquerque, N.M.

    Ticket Promotion: Women's Basketball Fans can bring their ticket stub from Saturday's afternoon matinee against Colorado State to Isotopes Park after the game and get in for free.

    Live Stats and Webcasting: Links available on GoLobos.com.

    Radio: KDEF 1150 AM (Henry Tafoya, play-by-play; Drew McDonald - color analysis)

    Against Northern Colorado (4-0): The Lobos hold a 17-9 lead in the series. Every game has been played in Albuquerque, except for the Lobos' first loss in the 1962 NCAA Tournament in Greeley. The teams last met in 2006. UNM has won the last 14 games of the series.

    Up Next: The Lobos travel to Las Cruces for the first round of the baseball portion of the 2008-09 Rio Grande Rivalry on Tuesday, March 3 at 6:05 p.m.

    • Lobos Set NCAA Triples Record ... The Lobos set an NCAA record for triples in an inning on Saturday in the second game against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Mike Brownstein, Dane Hamilton and Brian Cavazos-Galvez hit back-to-back-to-back triples for the first three. Kevin Atkinson added the fourth two batters later in the 8-run fourth inning. The last time an NCAA Division I team set that mark was May 3, 1983 when Wichita State did it against Missouri S&T (formerly Missouri-Rolla). Washington did it twice - in 1974 and 1966.

    • Triple-palooza ... It was a triple-fest all weekend for the Lobos. UNM has 11 on the season in just six games. In 2008, UNM had 25 triples all season, 11 over 35 non-conference games.

    • Getting Things Under Control ... After a rough first inning of the 2009 season (9 runs), Lobo pitchers got things under control and only allowed 10 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi runs over the next 35 innings. UNM's Saturday and Sunday starters - Travis Dirk, John Hesketh and Bobby Moore - combined for a 1.69 ERA with 3 ER over 16 innings of beginning work.

    • Homegrown Talent ... The Lobos have 10 players on the roster from the state of New Mexico. The representatives from Las Cruces High School and Moriarty High School put on a strong showing over the weekend. LCHS product Daniel Gonzalez was solid on defense at shortstop, while outfielder Ryan Honeycutt, also an LCHS grad, found his stroke at the plate. Senior Bobby Moore out of Moriarty got it done on the mound on Sunday with a 14-4 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

    Probable Starters

    New Mexico (4-2, 0-0 MWC)
    1B	Kevin Atkinson
    2B	Mike Brownstein
    SS	Daniel Gonzalez
    3B	Dane Hamilton
    LF	Ryan Honeycutt
    CF	Max Willett
    RF	Brian Cavazos-Galvez
    	or Chris Juarez
    C	Rafael Neda
    DH	Justin Howard

    Pitching Rotation Friday - John Hesketh (L) Saturday G1 - Travis Dirk (R) Saturday G2 - TBA Sunday - Bobby Moore (L)

    Northern Colorado (4-0) Pitchers Friday - Joe Sawicki (R) Saturday G1 - Jeff Sciba (R) Saturday G2 - TBA Sunday - TBA

    Everything In Abundance ... There was no question coming into 2009 that the Lobos can swing the bat. Now the annual contest to see who can put up the most multiple-hit and RBI games begins, as well as who can put together the longest hitting streak of the season.

    Top Multiple Hit Games (more than one game)
    Player	Total	Game-High
    Kevin Atkinson	3	3 - vs. TAMU-CC (2/22/09)
    Daniel Gonzalez	3	2 - 3x, last at Texas Tech (2/24/09)
    Max Willett	3	4 - at Texas Tech (2/25/09)
    Dane Hamilton	2	4 - vs. TAMU-CC (G2; 2/21/09)
    Mike Brownstein	2	2 - 2x, last at Texas Tech (2/24/09)
    Rafael Neda	2	2 - 2x, last at Texas Tech (2/24/09)

    Top Multiple RBI Games (more than one game) Player Total Game-High Ryan Honeycutt 2 4 - vs. TAMU-CC (2/22/09) Dane Hamilton 2 4 - vs. TAMU-CC (G2; 2/21/09) Kevin Atkinson 2 2 - 2x, last vs. TAMU-CC (2/22/09) Mike Brownstein 2 3 - vs. TAMU-CC (G2; 2/21/09) Max Willett 2 2 - 2x, last at Texas Tech (2/24/09) Daniel Gonzalez 2 2 - 2x, last at Texas Tech (2/24/09)

    Top Hitting Streaks of Season (more than one game) Player Current 2009 UNM Career Mike Brownstein 6 6 17 Kevin Atkinson -- 5 11 Rafael Neda 4 4 8 Daniel Gonzalez -- 4 4 Dan Hayduk 3 3 3 Max Willett 2 2 4 (2x) Justin Howard 2 2 2 Ryan Honeycutt 1 2 2 Adam Courcha -- 2 7 Chris Juarez -- 2 2 Cameron Monger -- 2 2

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