Lobos Lose To BYU, 12-11, In Suspended Game
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  04/25/2009
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

April 25, 2009

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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.

Neda led the Lobos with three hits, followed by Willett, Ryan Honeycutt, Dane Hamilton and Kevin Atkinson with two hits each.

Daniel Grubbs (2-1) took the loss for UNM.