The Aggie baseball team kept the win streak alive last night defeating in-state rival New Mexico 7-5 in a game that the Aggies controlled throughout. It got interesting in the eighth inning when the Lobos loaded the bases with nobody out and cut the Aggies' lead to 6-4 but preseason All-American closer Scott Coffman showed why he was tabbed with that honor. Coffman came in and retired the next three batters allowing just one more run to score on a sacrifice fly (at that point the Aggies would gladly trade an out for a run).
The Aggies were able to get an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth and Coffman came back in the ninth and worked an easy 1-2-3 inning getting a couple of pop up outs and then a line out to center field.
The Aggies return to action tomorrow as they open up conference play. It'll be an interesting and competitive series as the Wolf Pack are also a hot team coming in to Las Cruces. While the Aggies were busy beating the Lobos last night the Wolf Pack was busy taking it to the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Pack won 7-3 in the exhibition which was played in spring training format and lasted seven and a half innings. The one thing to note is the Aces sent pitchers to the mound for both sides so Nevada did not use any pitching last night.
As for the Aggies, we really feel that despite the current 14-game winning streak that the Aggies have yet to play their best baseball and that bodes well for the future.
Teddy Feinberg of the Las Cruces Sun-News recaps the Aggies' win.
The New Mexico athletic website recaps the Aggies' win.
The New Mexico State athletic website recaps the Aggies' win.
James Hall shares a look at a day in the life of a student athlete.
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