April 27, 2004
LUBBOCK, Texas - The New Mexico baseball team was limited to four hits in a 10-1 loss at Texas Tech Tuesday night at Dan Law Field. The Lobos now stand at 17-21-1 for the season, while the Red Raiders - winners of 11 of their last 13 games - improve to 28-13.
After three scoreless innings to start the game, Texas Tech - ranked No. 28 in this week's Collegiate Baseball poll - built an 8-0 lead with four runs in the fourth and fifth innings on three home runs. Cameron Blair hit a two-out grand slam for the game's first runs in the fourth. In the fifth, Texas Tech hit a pair of two-run homers to extend the lead.
UNM scored its lone run in the sixth thanks to the Red Raider defense. Matt Young led off the inning with a two-base error, advanced to third on a fielder's choice, and scored on the same play on an error by the shortstop.
Texas Tech scored two more runs in the eighth on a solo homer and an RBI double.
John Milton of Texas Tech pitched seven innings of three-hit ball with three strikeouts to improve to 3-0 for the season. Petr Pacas (1-3) gave up four runs and five hits in four innings of work in the loss.
New Mexico, currently in first place in the Mountain West standings, returns to conference action this weekend (April 30-May 2) for a three-game series at San Diego State. Live stats of all games will be available at www.GoLobos.com