Lobos Bite Back
April 24, 2004
LAS VEGAS - The Lobos of New Mexico (16-20, 12-5 MWC) rallied from a 4-2 deficit to complete a come-from-behind 11-4 victory over UNLV (25-15, 12-4 MWC) on Saturday Afternoon. With the win, the Lobos move just a half game back of the Rebels in the Mountain West Conference Standings.
The Rebels came out swinging as they scored three runs in the bottom of the first off of a 2RBI double down the left line by first baseman Eddie Gill and an RBI single to center by designated hitter Chris Bonnell.
In the second, New Mexico catcher Jeff Grady hit a two run shot over the wall in left field, bringing the score to 3-2.
Rebel left fielder Andrew D'Angelo hit a home run of his own in the bottom half of the inning as his solo shot cleared the wall in left, his third of the year.
Leading 6-4 going into the ninth, the Lobos blew the game wide open as they put up five runs, including a solo home run by second baseman Ryan Barba, and a three-run shot by right fielder Chris Dabbs, pushing the score to 11-4.
Rebel Starter Jake Vose (6-3) was charged with the loss, going four and one-third inning while allowing five runs off of six hits while walking one and striking out four.
Bonnell was the lone bright spot for the Rebels as he finished 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Gill ended the game 1-for-3 with 2 RBI.
New Mexico's Josh Mader was 3-for-4 with one run scored while Dabbs finished 3-for-4 with three runs scored and 4 RBI. Reliever Karsten Gaarder (1-2) picked up the win, keeping the Rebels scoreless in five and one-third innings while walking three and striking out four.
The two teams will play the deciding game of the series tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on KSHP 1400 AM.