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A Second Look: Pustay's Day
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  07/30/2012
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

July 30, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. –John Pustay, a sophomore outfielder for the University of New Mexico, grew up in Colorado Springs, Colo., so it was a bit of a homecoming when the Lobos traveled there to play Air Force in early April.

As it turns out, Pustay likes playing at home.

In the opening game of the series on April 5, he tied a UNM record by recording six hits. He was only the eighth Lobo ever with that many in a game and the first since Justin Howard performed the feat against Coppin St. on April 18, 2010.

Pustay got his big day started in the second inning with an RBI single. In the fourth, he started a two-run rally with a double to center field. In the next inning the lefty went the other way and homered down the left field line on a 1-2 pitch. During the Lobos’ six-run sixth inning he chipped in with another RBI single, and added a two-run single in the Lobos’ five-run seventh. He completed his performance with yet another single in the ninth.

Pustay finished the day 6-for-6 with a double, a home run, four runs scored and five RBIs as the Lobos won 19-0. He was one of only four Lobos to record five RBIs in a game in 2012.

As good as that day was, though, he wasn’t finished. The next day, during a 17-2 victory, he went 2-for-5 with another home run, two runs scored and four RBIs. He finished the series with a 1-for-3 performance on Sunday. On the weekend he went 9-for-14 (.643) with a double, two home runs, six runs and nine RBIs.

But it was his record-tying performance that made the history books, and it was yet another highlight in UNM’s fantastic 2012 season.

Saturday, April 25
6 - 8 (L)
Baseball
at Wichita State
Sunday, April 26
12:00 PM - 
Baseball
at Wichita State
Friday, May 01
6:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. Nevada
Saturday, May 02
2:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. Nevada
Sunday, May 03
1:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. Nevada
Tuesday, May 05
6:00 PM - 
Baseball
at New Mexico State
Friday, May 08
6:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. San JosÚ State
Saturday, May 09
2:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. San JosÚ State
Sunday, May 10
1:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. San JosÚ State
Tuesday, May 12
6:00 PM - 
Baseball
vs. Arizona State
Thursday, May 14
7:35 PM - 
Baseball
at Fresno State
Friday, May 15
7:35 PM - 
Baseball
at Fresno State
Saturday, May 16
2:05 PM - 
Baseball
at Fresno State
Wednesday, May 20
TBA - 
Baseball
at TBD
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