Senior Eric Chevalier has a hit in 29 consecutive MWC games.
April 8, 2004
SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah baseball team was out-hit 16 to 7 in a 15-4 loss at the hands of New Mexico at Ute Field this afternoon. With the loss, the Utes fall to 7-18 overall and 2-6 in Mountain West Conference play.
Sophomore Jason Price suffered the loss on the mound, falling to 2-5 on the year. He gave up 10 runs, only one of which was earned, on seven hits. He also walked four batters.
New Mexico got on the board early, plating two unearned runs in the top of the first. The Lobos put the game out of reach, 11-0, in the third, scoring nine runs on seven hits - two home runs, three doubles and a pair of singles.
The Lobos added to the lead in the top of the fourth, plating two on a base hit, one on a triple and another on a single through the left side, making it a 15-0 ballgame.
Utah finally got on the board in the bottom of the inning when senior Eric Chevalier and junior Trevor Eastman hit back-to-back doubles. The Utes added another run in the bottom of the fifth on a Chevalier sacrifice fly.
The Utes made it a 15-3 game in the sixth when junior Tyson Olson, who reached on a double, scored on a wild pitch.
Utah's final run came in the bottom of the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Eastman.
Chevalier finished the day 2-for-3 with one run and one RBI, extending his MWC hitting streak to 29 games. Freshman Jay Brossman went 2-for-4 with one run, while Eastman was 1-for-4 with two RBI.
The two teams play the second game of the series at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, April 9.