The New Mexico State baseball team dropped a 5-0 decision to Virginia Military Institute. The Aggies generated just four hits on the day, two coming from Tanner Waite who also drew a walk.
The Keydets would take the lead in the second inning getting a leadoff single from Alex Haitsuka who would advance to second on a sacrifice bunt. Andrew Montague would get a bunt single to move Haitsuka to third and he would come around to score on a fielder's choice giving VMI a 1-0 lead.
VMI would add another run in the third as they would draw a leadoff walk from Justin Hess who would come around to score on a fielder's choice three batters later.
The Keydets would score two more in the top of the fourth and they would get back-to-back hits to lead off the inning. After the Aggies recorded a pair of outs, VMI would plate of the two runs on a single from Rob Dickinson. Hess would single to bring in the second run of the inning giving VMI a 4-0 lead. VMI would add another run in the top of the eighth inning to push their lead to 5-0.
The Aggies would get a leadoff walk in the first inning but would hit into a double play. The Aggies would put a pair of runners on base in the second with two outs but be unable to push across any runs as Chace Perkins would ground out to end the threat.
The Aggies would again put runners in scoring position in the third as they would get a leadoff walk from Chuck Howard and a double from Zac Voight but Parker Hipp would pop out to the shortstop and Zac Fisher would ground out to once again end the Aggies' scoring threat.
The Aggies would go down in order in the 5th and again in the 6th but would get a leadoff single in the seventh from Tanner Waite. Kurt Snowley would reach on a fielder's choice with Waite being put out at second but Ryan Clark would hit into an inning-ending double play.
The Aggies would go down in order again in the 8th and 9th innings.
Riley Bevill took the loss for the Aggies throwing 6.0 inning giving up four runs, two earned on nine hits while striking out five and walking just one. Tyler Mack would threw 2.0 innings giving up one run on three hits and striking out a batter Scott Coffman would pitch the final inning giving up a walk and two hits but the Aggies would not allow the Keydets to score.
The Aggies fall to 11-5 on the season and will take on Oregon State on Sunday at 5:35 p.m. (MT)