Baseball Game Recaps

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Baseball Game Recaps

Scaperotta's Slam Powers Aggie Baseball Team To Opening Day Victory

Written by: Teddy Feinberg/Sun-News Sports Editor

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Coming into the season, many were aware that the New Mexico State Aggies would lean heavily on Joe Scaperotta. On Friday afternoon, the senior centerfielder didn't disappoint.

Scaperotta's grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning catapulted NMSU to a 12-11 win over the University of New Orleans, giving the Aggies a victory on opening day of the 2008 baseball season.

Scaperotta came to the plate with the bases loaded, nobody out and with New Orleans nursing an 11-8 lead. He took left-hander Matt Brown deep to the opposite field on a 3-1 fastball, putting NMSU up a run.

Tyler Sturdevant pitched the final four innings to pick up the win for the Aggies.  Continue Reading This Post >>