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UNM beats NM State baseball in Rio Grande rivalry

Aggies lose 19-2 to visiting Lobos, their worst loss of season

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The Basics 

Game Twenty-Two 

Score: New Mexico 19, NM State 2 

Records: New Mexico (12-13; 5-4 Mountain West); NM State (10-12; 2-7 WAC) 

Location: Las Cruces, N.M. (Presley Askew Field) 

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The NM State baseball team fell below .500 on Tuesday night after falling to New Mexico, 19-2. Their largest loss of the season was cut short after the seventh inning. Frank Dickson Jr. led the Aggies with 3 strikeouts on the night in just one inning pitched. 

NM State got on the board in the second inning on a single from Tommy Tabak, but the Aggies struggled to reach home plate for the majority of the game. Shortstop Brandon Dieter connected on a team-high three hits, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Lobos. 

The sixth inning pushed New Mexico over the 10-run rule, leaving NM State with a big deficit to overcome as Josh Laukkanen and Brandon Doty gave up 4 runs. The Aggies gave up a season-high twenty-two hits in the contest. 

Quick Hits 

  • Brandon Dieter went a perfect 3-3 at the plate, bringing his average to .348. 
  • Ryan Grabosch picked up the only RBI of the night for NM State.
  • New Mexico plated at least one run in each of the seven innings.
  • Cade Swenson was given the loss, falling to 1-1 on the season with both decisions coming in his two starts.
  • Josh Laukkanen and Brandon Doty made their first appearances of the season on the mound. 
  • Tommy Tabak extends his season-high hitting streak to five games. 

On-Deck 

The Aggies will head west to Arizona over the weekend for a three-game set with conference rival Grand Canyon over the weekend.  

For complete coverage of NM State baseball throughout the Aggies 2022 campaign visit NMStateSports.com - the official home of Aggie athletics - and follow the Aggies on Facebook (NM State Baseball), Twitter (@NMStateBaseball) and Instagram (@NMStateBaseball).