Time Change and Parking Announcement for Saturday's Doubleheader
Lobo Baseball - Lobo Field, Albuquerque, N.M.
When: Friday - 6p.m., Saturday (DH) - 1p.m. and TBA, Sunday - 1 p.m.
Who: Northern Colorado
GoLobos.com: Live stats, live stream, box score, postgame recap and stats
Video: Live streams will be available for each game at GoLobos.com
Radio: ESPN Radio 101.7 The TEAM will be broadcasting three games this weekend: Friday night, Sunday afternoon, and the first game of the doubleheader on Saturday. Fans can listen on their radio, online at GoLobos.com or on the TuneIn app.
Mountain West Standings
|Place||School||MW record||Overall record|
|2||San Diego St.||2-1||6-2|
|3||San Jose St.||1-2||2-7|
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Lobos continue their stretch of playing 11 of 12 games at home with a four-game series against Northern Colorado this weekend. UNM is coming off a 2-1-1 weekend in the Lobo Invite. The Lobos defeated Northern Illinois 12-0, lost to Missouri State 6-1, rebounded to defeat Missouri State 7-0 and then tied Northern Illinois 3-3, which was UNM's first tie in a decade.
Northern Colorado comes in off its first series win of the season, as it took two of three from Colorado Mesa in Greeley, Colo., last weekend. UNC opened the season in Texas and lost all five of its games: four at Sam Houston State and one at TCU.
• PARKING NOTICE FOR SATURDAY ... Due to conflicts with women's basketball at 2 p.m. on Saturday,March 1, fans attending the Lobos' doubleheader at 1 p.m. (note the time change from noon) are asked to park in the dirt parking lots south and enter the stadium south of Lobo Field. There will be NO PARKING FOR BASEBALL in Pit West or any other lot other than Baseball South. As a way of saying thank you, admission for both games is free!
This situation is for UNM's baseball game on Saturday, March 1 ONLY. The games on Friday, Feb. 28 and Sunday, March 2 will use the normal parking lots in Pit West and fans will enter through the north gate.
• SCOUTING NORTHERN COLORDO ... The Bears are coming off a series win over Colorado Mesa as they earned their first two wins of the season. Offensively they’re led by freshman outfielder Jake Ekman, who leads the team in batting (.414) and slugging (.483). Junior catcher Brian Tibbitts is second on the team in average (.385) and leads in on-base percentage (.467). No one else on the team has an average over .286 and they are hitting just .224 collectively.
Senior righty Chris Hammer is the ace of the pitching staff. He is 1-1 with a team-best 3.21 ERA. He has the most innings pitched (14.0) and strikeouts (nine). The bullpen is anchored by senior right-handers Dan Talley and Lucas Corrick. They’ve combined to allowed just one earned run on six hits 8.0 innings of work. They’ve struck out six and walked just two men between them. Overall the staff has a 4.97 ERA.
The Lobos might find some success on the basepaths as the Bears have thrown out just two of 25 attempted base stealers.
• FANS FLOCK TO LOBO FIELD ... There’s no denying that UNM is becoming a baseball school with a loyal fan base. That was evidenced during the Lobos’ first home weekend of the season when 2,965 fans came to the Lobo Invite: the largest three-day crowd in Lobo Field history.
• WALKER NAMED PITCHER OF THE WEEK ... Following his dominant performance in a 7-0 shutout over Missouri State on Feb. 23, senior Josh Walker was named Mountain West Pitcher of the Week. It was the second career honor for Walker, who also earned the award following his shutout at Fresno State on May 10 last season.
• NO TYING IN BASEBALL? ... It hadn’t happened for UNM in almost exactly 10 years, but there is indeed tying in baseball. In the final game of the Lobo Invite on Feb. 23, the Lobos and Northern Illinois were forced to stop their game after the 10th inning while knotted up 3-3 because the Huskies had to catch their flight. It was the first tie for UNM since Feb. 22, 2004, another 3-3 game, this one against Northwestern. It was the 14th recorded tie in the history of the program.
• WALKER WATCH ... Josh Walker did not issue a walk during his complete-game shutout of Missouri St. on Feb. 23. It was the second time during his career he tossed a shutout without issuing a walk, with the first coming on May 10, 2013, at Fresno St. The win moved his winning percentage to .800, highest ever for a Lobo, and was the 20th victory of his career, good for a seventh-place tie in UNM’s annals.
• NO RIGHT OF WAY ... Lobo pitchers are holding opposing right-handed batters to a .196 average so far this season. Meanwhile, Lobo batters are hitting .332 against right-handed pitching.