State Roundup 04-28-11

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Lobo baseball tops Red Raiders

LUBBOCK, Texas – The University of New Mexico Lobos got a measure of revenge from a loss earlier this year against Texas Tech Wednesday night, as they beat the Red Raiders 8-4.
UNM used an early scoring surge to claim the victory over Texas Tech. UNM scored five runs in the first two inning then rallied after Texas Tech cut the lead to 5-4 in the sixth inning.
Lobo pitcher Bobby Mares earned the victory, throwing five innings of hitless ball and gave up just one unearned run.
Lobos’ second baseman Kyle Stiner led off the game with a home run. Stiner’s homer was followed up by a RBI single from designated hitter Jake Nelson to give the Lobos an early 2-0 lead.
Texas Tech scored an unearned run in the bottom of the first, but UNM came right back to score three times in the top of the second.

NMSU looks to defend golf title

The New Mexico State University men’s golf team will head to Henderson, Nev., for the 2011 WAC Golf Championships, May 2-4 at the par 72, 7,332 yard, Rio Secco Golf Club.
The Aggies will go into the tournament looking to defend their 2010 WAC Championship.
“We are coming off a very good tournament in San Jose and I think the morale of this team has been about as good as it’s been all year,” NMSU head coach Scott Lieberwirth said. “We had some guys struggle at the beginning of the spring schedule but have seemed to break out of that slump. I can see that we are hungry and are ready to play some golf. ”
Senior Tim Madigan, the 2010 WAC Player of the Year, will lead the Aggies into the tournament. Madigan won the WAC individual title, shooting a 14 under.