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Red Raiders Drop a Close One to the Aggies, 7-6

Tech battles for 9 innings, but can't score when it was needed the most, losing 7-6

1. Red Raider of the Game

Relief pitcher Robert Dugger relieved starter Eriksson Lanning in the top of the 5th inning after Lanning gave up a double, single, and another double, making the score 5-4. Dugger would pitch 2.2 innings, giving up only 1 run on 4 hits.

2. Play That Impacted the Game

In the bottom of the 9th, with Tech down by just 1, Zach Davis was at 3rd and there was only 1 out with heavy hitters Smith and Gute coming up to plate. Unfortunately, Smith would hit into a fielder's choice and Zach was out at home. When your best players are up to bat in a game-saving situation, you need to capitalize, and that didn't happen.

3. Stat of the Game

2 and 2. Twice NMSU had 2 doubles in a single inning. When you get 2 doubles, you usually score. We need to limit the extra base hits that are allowed, and especially try to not allow more than 1 per inning. The 2 innings they had 2 doubles were the 2 innings in which 3 runs were scored each.

4. Forgotten Play of the Game

After giving up 3 in the top of the 1st, Gute was able to get on base to start the bottom of the 2nd inning. Answering their 3 runs with at least 1 would have really helped the team, but unfortunately Neslony, Long, and Michael Davis would all get out before Gute was able to move across the bases.

5. Big Reason Tech Lost the Game

Starting pitcher Erikson Lanning had a rough first inning, allowing 3 runs in before the offense ever took the field. They never seemed to be in sync, and weren't able to string together the hits when they needed to, especially late in the game.

The Red Raiders will have a rematch with these Aggies today at 2:00pm at The Rip.