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Score: NM State 0, RV Grand Canyon 2
Records: NM State (10-13, 2-8 WAC); Grand Canyon (17-10, 9-1 WAC)
Location: Phoenix, Ariz. (GCU Ballpark)
PHOENIX, Ariz. – The woes in WAC play continued for NM State baseball on Friday night against Grand Canyon as the Aggies fell 2-0. Earlier in the week, Grand Canyon found itself receiving votes in the NCBWA poll as a top team nationally.
Brandon Dieter led off the game for NM State with a single and the Aggies left the bases loaded in the first inning
The Lopes got out to an early 1-0 lead in the first inning before Rorik Maltrud settled in and found his rhythm. The right-hander fanned four over six innings.
Grand Canyon added a run in the fourth inning to push their lead to 2-0, where it would stay for the remainder of the ballgame.
GCU pitchers would not allow a hit or a baserunner to the Aggies for the final three innings of the ballgame.
NM State will be back in action on Saturday against the Lopes. All of the action will be streamed on ESPN+ beginning at 6 p.m. from GCU Ballpark in Phoenix.
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