Aggies Fall 12-1 To San Francisco

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BEAUMONT, TX - The New Mexico State baseball team dropped its first game of the year losing to San Francisco 12-1 in day two of the YMBL Cardinal Classic at Vincent-Beck Stadium, Friday, March 4.

NM State falls to 9-1 on the year and 1-1 when playing on a neutral field. The Aggies posted one run on two hits and committed two errors, while USF tallied 12 runs on 11 hits and committed only one error.

"Their starter was very good today," head coach Rocky Ward said. "He is the same guy who held top-ranked UCLA to one run. The good thing is that we have San Francisco again tomorrow and it'll give us a chance to split with them.

Sophomore second baseman Parker Hipp was the only Aggie to get a hit as he went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Hipp is now hitting .514 on the season.

The Aggies struggled offensively as they didn't come up with a hit after the third inning and reached base only three times after the third. Starting pitcher Tyler Mack fell to 2-1 on the year, while starting USF pitcher Matt Lujan takes his record to 1-1 on the season.

NM State is scheduled for a rematch with USF, Saturday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m. (MT), before facing host team Lamar at 2:00 p.m. (MT). The forecast is calling for scattered thunderstorms on Saturday and fans can get updates on Twitter.com @NMStateAggies to check for time changes.