Rebels Drop Series Opener
May 20, 2004
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The UNLV baseball team used two consecutive five-run innings to take the lead at New Mexico, but three late-inning Lobo runs propelled UNM to a 14-12 victory in the opening game of a three-game series at Isotopes Park.
Trailing 6-2 heading to the sixth inning, the Rebels (32-21, 19-9 MWC) exploded for five runs including an Eddie Gill two-run double.
New Mexico (23-26-1, 19-9 MWC) bounced right back with a five-run inning of its own in the bottom of the sixth, which included a grand slam by Josh Mader.
Down 11-7 in the seventh, UNLV again responded with another five-run inning including a three-run triple by Gill to take a 12-11 lead.
However, New Mexico scored the game's final three runs with two in the bottom of the seventh and one in the eighth to close out scoring.
Joe Salas (3-1) earned the win for New Mexico, while Ben Scheinbaum (3-4) was charged with the loss.
David Seccombe started on the mound for UNLV and went 5.0 innings, giving up nine hits and seven runs.
UNLV out-hit New Mexico 17-16 for the game.
Both teams will be back in action for game two of the series on Friday at 11 a.m. PST. The series will conclude on Saturday.