April 3, 2011
SPOKANE, Wash. – The Lobos dropped their third and final game versus the Gonzaga Bulldogs by a score of 6-2 this afternoon.
The Lobos lost due to a lack of run production. There wasn't much UNM could do against Gonzaga, however, because the Bulldogs' starting left-hander Marco Gonzalez was dealing. Gonzalez held the Lobos scoreless through eight innings before serving up a two-run bomb to UNM's designated hitter Luke Campbell in the ninth. Gonzalez picked up the win for the Bulldogs, after throwing a complete game in which he gave up two runs on four hits while striking out eight.
Rudy Jaramillo hung right with Gonzalez in the beginning, as he had the Bulldogs shut out through four innings. Gonzaga would score one off Jaramillo in the fifth and add four more by the seventh. Jaramillo would be replaced in the eight in favor of Gera Sanchez. Jaramillo threw for seven innings, surrendering five runs, four earned, on six hits to go along with two strikeouts while picking up the loss.
The Lobos were down 6-0 going into the ninth inning. With two outs, the Bulldogs' Gonzalez was still pitching as UNM's Campbell stepped to the plate. Gonzalez was looking for the shutout, and figured to have it, until Campbell broke it up, sending a two-run blast to left center. It wasn't enough for the Lobos, however, as Gonzalez got UNM's freshman first baseman DJ Peterson to fly out to end the game.
With the loss, the Lobos fall to 9-20 on the season, while the Bulldogs improve to 16-8-1.
Next up for UNM is a weekend series against conference rival TCU, beginning at 5:30 p.m. MT on April 8 in Fort Worth Texas.