UNM drops one game behind TCU
Coach Ray Birmingham returns a handfull of talent from 2011 and maybe his best Lobo pitching staff ever
Lobos fall to Creighton, 4-3 in the first game of the series.
Photo gallery of Lobo baseball team trip to NCAA Regional
JUNIOR (2012): Appeared in 16 games and started five for the Lobos ... went 3-for-4 as a pinch hitter from May 4-17 ... scored his only run of the season in 12-10 victory over New Mexico St. on May 15 ... drove in a run in second game of double header versus San Diego St. on Apr. 14, and another at UNLV on May 11.
SOPHOMORE (2011): Appeared in 44 games for the Lobos, including 28 starts ... had four straight multi-hit games from Mar. 18 through Mar. 22 ... went 8-14 in those four games with five RBI and six runs ... went 3-11 (.272) in MWC Tournament with two RBI and two runs ... three appearances came as a relief pitcher ... pitched 3.1 total innings in relief, allowing only two hits.
FRESHMAN (2010): Played in 19 games as a position player and made four appearances as a relief pitcher, one as a starter, in his freshman season ... boasted an average of .378 to go along with eight RBIs and five runs scored ... compiled a record of 0-0 as a pitcher in a combined 4.2 innings of work on the season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in baseball and basketball ... played baseball for head coach Adam Miller ... a four-time All-Jeffco award winner.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 4, 1990 in Wheat Ridge, Colo., to Scott and Mary Beth Nelson ... has an older brother, Lucas ... favorite athlete is Brett Farve ... enjoys drawing ... favorite food is noodles ... favorite movie is Dumb and Dumber ...majoring in journalism and mass communication.