Lobo Baseball Takes on League Leader San Diego State
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  04/03/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

April 3, 2008

Lobo Baseball at San Diego State Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader

Up Next For Lobo Baseball
Games #29-31 • at San Diego State
Friday, April 4 • 7 p.m. (MDT)
Saturday, April 5 • 2 p.m. (MDT)
Sunday, April 6 • 2 p.m. (MDT)
Tony Gwynn Stadium • San Diego, Calif.

Live Stats: Links available on GoLobos.com.

Against San Diego State: The Lobos continue the San Diego State series on Friday, April 4 with the 137th meeting between the programs. The Aztecs hold a 91-45 lead in the series that dates back to 1960. UNM is 18-56 when they play at SDSU.

Up Next: The Lobos stay on the road for a two-game series at Texas Tech on April 8-9. The next Mountain West Conference series will be at `home' in Farmington, N.M. UNM will host Air Force at Ricketts Field on April 11-13.


• Cavazos-Galvez Named MWC Player of the Week ... Junior transfer Brian Cavazos-Galvez, an Albuquerque Manzano High School product, led the Lobos to a 5-1 non-conference record last week, going 15-for-26 from the plate (.577), with five doubles, eight RBI and 12 runs scored. He started the week going 4-for-8 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored in UNM's two-game series split with New Mexico State. In the first game of a four-game tilt vs. Vermont, Cavazos-Galvez went 4-for-4 with two doubles, three RBI and three runs scored in a 12-3 Lobo win. In the first game of Saturday's doubleheader vs. the Catamounts, he went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored, and followed with another 4-for-4 outing from the plate in game two, scoring three more runs as the Lobos won each contest by a 9-4 margin. In the final game of the series, Cavazos-Galvez went 1-for-5 with an RBI single and two runs scored in an 8-3 win. Cavazos-Galvez is the second Lobo to receive the honor this season. Dane Hamilton earned the honor on March 24.

• Kerr Throws Complete Game ... Junior transfer Will Kerr became the first Lobo pitcher to throw a complete game when he went the distance against Vermont on March 28. Kerr was down 3-1 after three innings but buckled down and stopped the Catamounts the rest of the way for the 12-3 win. He sat down the final 10 batters of the game.

Probable Starters

New Mexico (18-10, 3-3 MWC)
1B Kevin Atkinson
2B Mike Brownstein
SS Scott Gracey
3B Ian Hollick
LF Matt Hibbitts
CF Adam Courcha
RF Brian Cavazos-Galvez
C Rafael Neda
DH Bobby Moore

Pitching Rotation
Friday - TBA
Saturday - Jacob Norton (L)
Sunday - Stephen Smith (R)

San Diego State (17-11, 5-1 MWC)
1B Brett Tanos
2B Garrett Green
SS Troy Hanzawa
3B Nick Romero
LF Pat Colwell
CF Brandon Glover
RF Cory Vaughn
C Erik Castro
DH T.J. Thomas

Pitching Rotation
Friday - Stephen Strasburg (R)
Saturday - Nate Solow (L)
Sunday - J.R. Murphy (R)

2008 NCAA National Stats Rankings (as of March 30)

UNM Team Top 50 rankings
1. Double Plays 40
2. Double Plays per game 1.43
4. Hits 325
11. Doubles 67
15. Hit By Pitch 43
20. Sacrifice Flies 16
24. Fielding Percentage .972
30. Doubles per game 2.39
32. Runs 213
36. Batting Average .321

UNM Individual Top 100 rankings
24. Rafael Neda, doubles 11
27. Mike Brownstein, stolen bases 13
48. Brian Cavazos-Galvez, tough to K 16.4
51. Rafael Neda, doubles/game 0.44
61. Rafael Neda, total bases 67
62. Mike Brownstein, hits 40
72. Mike Brownstein, stolen bases/game 0.46
75. Rafael Neda, hits 39
83. Max Willett, sac flies 3
83. Drew McDonald, sac flies 3
87. Willy Kesler, wins 4
89. Matt Hibbitts, hits 38
99. Rafael Neda, RBI 28

Current RPI (Final 2007 UNM NCAA RPI - 167)
Boyd's World (April 3) - 57 (MWC - 10)
WarrenNolan.com (April 3) - 55 (MWC - 9)
Ping Baseball - coming in April
2008 NCAA - coming in April