Judge Stays Hot as 'Dogs Down No. 16 Lobos, 9-8
May 12, 2013
FRESNO, Calif. --- The Fresno State baseball team rallied for a 9-8 win over the No. 16 New Mexico Lobos on a sizzling Sunday afternoon at Pete Beiden Field.
Fresno State (18-31, 11-16 Mountain West) dug itself a five-run deficit, but scored six runs in the fifth to take the lead for good and grinded out the victory over the regular season Mountain West champion behind a hot day at the plate by Bulldogs' junior centerfielder Aaron Judge and a gutsy pitching performance by freshman Jake Shull.
Fresno State added a run in the sixth on Judge's RBI triple built as much as a 9-5 lead before the Lobos mounted their late charge.
After the Bulldogs' freshman starter Tim Borst (2-2) put up five solid innings to pick up his second win of the year, Shull came in for the final four frames to register his first career save while staving off the potent firepower of the dangerous Lobos' offense.
Judge, who posted a 4-for-4 afternoon at the plate with the RBI triple, a double and two singles to finish a home run shy of a cycle, inserted a key surge for Fresno State, who snapped New Mexico's MW-record 14 game conference winning streak.
The loss marked the first for UNM (32-18, 22-5 MW) in league action since an 11-4 loss at Air Force on April 7.
Fresno State returns to Beiden Field on Thursday for the start of its final regular season series when the Nevada Wolf Pack visit the San Joaquin Valley for a three-game series.
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