April 30, 2004
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - San Diego State defeated the New Mexico baseball team, 7-3, Friday night at Tony Gwynn Stadium. UNM now stands at 13-6 in the Mountain West (17-22-1 overall), while the Aztecs improve to 23-24 (11-6 MWC).
The Lobos led 3-2 after five innings, but SDSU scored three runs in the sixth and two in the seventh to pull away for the victory.
In the sixth, Aztec right fielder Jake McLintock hit a run-scoring double followed by a Jordan Swaydan double that brought home two runs. San Diego State tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI single and a bases loaded walk.
Scott Shoemaker, the Mountain West leader in ERA, strikeouts, and wins, picked up his eighth victory of the season by allowing three runs and five hits in six innings of work. Jason Fernandez fell to 5-5 for the season after giving up seven runs on 10 hits in 6.2 innings of action. Drew Jensen earned his second save of the season by pitching three scoreless innings to close the game.
New Mexico returns to action for game two of the series against San Diego State tomorrow afternoon with the first pitch at 1 p.m. PDT. Live stats will be available at www.GoLobos.com.
Josh Mader had his 16-game hitting streak against San Diego State snapped...another streak also came to an end as Matt Young's 13-game hitting streak was halted...the Lobos have now lost 13 straight games at San Diego State...in other Mountain West action, UNLV and Air Force was postponed, giving the Rebels a slight advantage in the league standings.