March 23, 2010
TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of New Mexico Lobo baseball team gave up two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and six runs in the bottom of the eighth inning in a 10-4 loss to the Arizona Wildcats tonight. The Lobos led 4-2 going into the bottom of the seventh but were unable hold on. The Lobos fall to 14-8 on the season. The Wildcats are now 17-4 and have won 12 straight games this season.
Senior Justin Howard led the Lobos at the plate going 3-for-5 with one double and a stolen base. Howard extends the nation's second-longest hit streak to 23 games. Senior Adam Courcha went 2-for-4 with a double and a stolen base. Junior Ryan Honeycutt and freshman Alex Allbritton each went 1-for-3 with an RBI.
Lobo starting pitcher Kenny Toves threw six innings giving up two hits, while striking out five batters. Senior Edwin Carl (3-1) picked up his first loss of the season. Carl threw one inning giving up one run on two hits.
The Lobos will play the Wildcats in game two of the series on Wednesday at 2 p.m. MT. For more information, visit www.GoLobos.com.