Mount St. Mary's Baseball Drops Season Opener to New Mexico State

Mount St. Mary's Baseball Drops Season Opener to New Mexico State

Las Cruces, New Mexico (February 24, 2017) - Zach Call allowed just two earned runs in 2.2 innings of pitching in relief for Seth Schubert and Tyler Post and Will Enrico collected multi-hit games, but Mount St. Mary's dropped the season opener at New Mexico State, 13-2, on Friday night.

Alex Kriss led off the game with a single to right field but that is all the Mount could muster up in the top the first. Schubert would surrender two unearned runs after LJ Hatch's 2 RBI double to left center brought in the first two runs for the Aggies. 

For the second straight inning, the Mount had a leadoff runner on base when senior Tyler Post doubled down the right field line. The next three batters went down in order leaving a runner on base for the second straight inning. New Mexico would pick up another unearned run in the bottom of the second, going up 3-0 on the Mount early. 

Brendan Dabagian led off the top of the third with a single to left center and would later score on Will Enrico's first RBI of the year with a single up the middle. At the end of the third, the Mount trailed New Mexico State 3-1. 

The Aggies would add to their lead in the fourth inning, collecting five more runs on just four hits and tacking on two more runs in the following inning to give them a 10-1 lead in the bottom of the fifth. Enrico recorded his second base hit of the night with one out in the sixth, and Sean Kelly hit a pinch-hit triple to right-center to score Enrico, recording his first collegiate hit and RBI.

New Mexico State held a 10-2 lead until Cooper Williams drove in Brian Kiser to start the scoring in the bottom of the eigth. Brent Sakurai and David Bellamy recorded RBI singles to drive in the last two Aggies' runs of the night. Andy Frakes pitched a one-two-three top of the ninth to close out the 13-2 win.

Seth Schubert (0-1) recorded the loss while Jonathan Groff (1-1) registered the win for New Mexico State. Tyler Post went 2-for-4 with a double in the contest and Will Enrico went 2-for-4 with and RBI.

Mount St. Mary's will take on New Mexico State Saturday in a double-header with the first game starting at 2 p.m. MT