April 25, 2009
PROVO, Utah --- The University of New Mexico baseball team saw its Friday night comeback bid fall one run short, as BYU won the weather-delayed game, 12-11, on Saturday morning. The game was placed in a rain delay at 10:03 p.m. on Friday night after the seventh inning and resumed at 11 a.m. this morning. The Lobos are now 31-12, 11-6 in Mountain West Conference play, going into Saturday's regularly scheduled game vs. BYU at 1 p.m.
BYU took a 7-3 lead in the bottom of the second inning, but the Lobos battled back over the next five innings to close the gap to 11-9 before the rain delay.
New Mexico came back Saturday morning to tie the game up at 11 in the top of the ninth. Max Willett scored a run in the top of the eighth on a single by Rafael Neda, 11-10. Pinch runner Chris Juarez tied the game in the top of the ninth on a wild pitch, 11-11.
But BYU's Michael Bowen hit a walk-off single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to get the winning run across the plate.
Daniel Grubbs (2-1) took the loss for UNM.