Tyler Yagi scored the first run of the game for the Utes against New Mexico.
March 20, 2010
Utah scored both of its runs in the first inning. Yagi led off the game with a double to left field, moving over on Michael Beltran's sacrifice bunt before scoring on a sacrifice fly from Nick Kuroczko. C.J. Cron and Devin Walker hit back-to-back two-out singles and Cron crossed the plate on a balk to put the Utes up 2-0.
New Mexico put up a run in the bottom of the first off an RBI ground out from Rafael Neda after Adam Courcha led off the inning with a double. The Lobos tied the game in the fourth, 2-2, after hits from Ryan Honeycutt and Chris Juarez.
New Mexico broke the tie in the fifth inning after Honeycutt hit a bases-loaded single, giving the Lobos a 4-2 lead. UNM also added a run in the seventh inning on another Honeycutt RBI single.
Utah left runners on base in the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth innings.
"We just never really got it going offensively," head coach Bill Kinneberg said. "We had opportunities but didn't cash them in."
Utah and New Mexico square off for the rubber game of the series on Sunday at noon.