Aggies Fall At Texas Tech 14-2, Split Series

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LUBBOCK, TX - The New Mexico State Baseball team split the two game series with No. 23 Texas Tech after a 14-2 loss on Wednesday afternoon. The lone bright spot was freshman Tristen Carranza, who went 2-for-3 at the plate including his first career home run.

The first inning was uneventful as both teams went down in order.

The Aggie went three up, three down in the top of the second. The Red Raiders led off the home half of the inning with back-to-back home runs. Tech followed that up with a RBI double to score the runner from second and a single to short, scoring a run from third. They scored four runs total, putting the score at 4-0.

NM State got one run back on Tristen Carranza’s solo shot to left field to lead off the inning. Tech erased that with a two-run shot of their own, pushing the score to 6-1.

Tech would add another run in the home half of the fifth off of a fielder’s choice that got a run in from third.

The Aggies scored their final run in the top of the sixth. Daniel Johnson walked on a 3-1 pitch to get the first runner on, and then stole second. Trey Stine singled through the left side to move Johnson to third. Dan Hetzel grounded out to the pitcher to score Johnson from third.

The Red Raiders scored two more in the bottom of the seventh. One run came on a RBI single up the middle, scoring the runner from second. The other run came from a balk with a runner on third.

Texas Tech scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth. Four runs came on two two-run home runs. The other run came on a RBI single up the middle, scoring the runner from second.

The Aggies went down one-two-three in the top of the ninth to end the game 14-2.

NM State welcomes Stephen F. Austin to Las Cruces this weekend for a four-game series.