Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

UNM Rallies in Ninth To Defeat Air Force Academy.(Final)

Byline: From Journal Reports


AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. Josh Huwer's pinch-hit, two-out single in the top of the ninth inning scored Sean Murray and Cory Lizarraga as New Mexico came from behind to beat Air Force 5-4 on Saturday afternoon.

The Falcons took a 3-2 lead into the top of the ninth inning as a pitching duel between the Lobos' Kris Gross and AFA's Josh Zumbrun emerged, in stark contrast to Friday's 25-2 win by UNM.

The Lobos improved to 32-19 overall and are in sole possession of second place in Mountain West Conference play with a 15-8 record. UNLV leads the league.

UNM and the Falcons meet again today at 1 p.m. to close out the series. …

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