April 24, 2014
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State (17-27, 5-10 MW) continues a busy six-game schedule after hosting Boise State earlier this week. The Aggies now hit the road for three games in Albuquerque, N.M., against the Lobos of New Mexico, April 25-27. USU will take on New Mexico on Friday at 5 p.m. The Lobos are currently 14-31 overall this season and 5-13 in league contests. New Mexico won one of three games in Fort Collins in the midweek series against Colorado State. USU was swept in the three game series that was plagued by high winds, lightning, rain and cold temperatures.
Live Video for all three games available here: http://www.utahstateaggies.com/videos/.
Freshman Victoria Saucedo continues to lead the team in multi-hit games with 13, including 10 two-hit games and three three-hit game. Hailey Froton and Saucedo are tied for the leader in multiple-RBI games with seven. Froton has two two-RBI, two three-RBI games and three four-RBI games, while Sauceo has six two-RBI games and one three-RBI game. Jolene Koons and Paxton Provost are tied for third with five multiple-RBI games.
Utah State has plenty of experience with the Land of Enchantment. Overall, the Aggies are 64-65 against teams from the state of New Mexico. Utah State is a perfect 2-0 against New Mexico Highlands. The Aggies spent eight seasons in the Western Athletic Conference with New Mexico State where the crimson Aggies led the series 50-46. USU and UNM have met only once in recent history with the Lobos capturing that battle last season. Overall, UNM leads the series 17-14.
New Mexico (14-31, 5-13 MW) is 17-14 overall against Utah State. Last season when the teams met, the Lobos defeated the Aggies 4-2 in San Diego at a tournament where USU played Fresno State, Boise State and San Diego State before joining the Mountain West this season. Naomi Tellez is second on the team in hitting with a .370 batting average. She is first in hits with 50 and home runs with five. Carrie Sheehan is the Lobos' leader in the circle with 108.0 innings pitched so far this season. She also leads the team in strikeouts with 57.
The series continues on Saturday, April 26 at 1 p.m. and concludes on Sunday, April 27 at 12 p.m. Utah State then returns home for its final three home games of the season, taking on Nevada May 2-4.
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