Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.
SACRAMENTO, CA - Starting pitcher Riley Barr worked 7.0 innings throwing over 100 pitches but the New Mexico State baseball team fell 1-0 to Sacramento State at John Smith Field in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday, March, 28.
The Aggies are now 4-19-1 overall and 1-3-1 in Western Athletic Conference play while Sacramento State moves to 15-10 on the season and remains unbeaten in conference play. Hornets’ starter Sam Long was credited with the win after working 8.0 innings and striking out seven NM State batters. Barr, a right-hander and native of Idaho Falls, Idaho, was given the loss and is now 0-4 on the year with a 3.86 ERA.
The only run of the game crossed the plate in the bottom of the fourth inning on a fielder’s choice.
Aggie shortstop Daniel Kennon picked up the only NM State hit with a double in the bottom of the eighth and advanced to third on a wild pitch but was stranded there as the next two hitter popped up in the infield.
Third baseman Derek Umphres got on safely twice via error, Joseph Koerper also got on with an error and Daniel Johnson got on base by being hit-by-pitch, although all those base runners were left on base.
The Aggies face Sacramento State in the series finale, Sunday, March 29 at 2 p.m. (MT) with radio coverage on KRUX 91.5 FM in Las Cruces.