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Lobos claim sole possession of first place

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The New Mexico baseball team rallied for a 6-5 victory over host Nevada on Sunday afternoon. That victory, coupled with UNLV losing 3-2 to San Diego State, gives the Lobos (35-17-1, 18-9) sole possession of first place in the Mountain West with three games to play.

UNM trailed 5-3 entering the eighth inning. With two outs and a runner on first, Aaron Siple singled to right field.

Chase Harris smacked an RBI double down the left field line. Two batters later, Alex Real delivered a two-run single to center to put the Lobos ahead.

Victor Sanchez (4-0) retired the side in the eighth and ninth innings. He went a total of 2.1 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out two batters.

Starter Drew Bridges lasted just four innings. He allowed three runs, two earned, on three hits and five walks.

Real finished the game 2-for-5 with three RBI. John Pustay went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI.

The Lobos took two of three from the Wolf Pack (27-22, 15-12). At the same time, the Aztecs (35-17, 15-12) took two of three from the Rebels (30-20, 17-10).

UNM will return home for three games against Air Force. The series begins Thursday at 7 p.m., an hour later than previously scheduled to accommodate the state high school baseball tournament.

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