Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

BYU Hammers UNM 21-0 in Conference Baseball Opener.(Sports)

Byline: Glen Rosales For the Journal

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It's no surprise or shame that the University of New Mexico baseball team looked futile Thursday against Brigham Young in its Mountain West Conference opener at the Sports Stadium.

So far this season, not too many teams have been able to touch Cougars ace Nate Fernley, who helped BYU (9-8, 1-0) to a 21-0 victory. It's the worst shutout loss for UNM since the Albuquerque Dukes beat the Lobos 22-0 in 1942. Arizona beat UNM 20-0 in '47.

With seven shutout innings, Fernley improved to 6-0 and lowered his ERA to 1.74.

New Mexico (6-12, 0-1) did have plenty of opportunities. …

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