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Rebels rough up Lobos again

Chase Harris drove in two runs, but it was not enough as the Lobos lost to UNLV.
Chase Harris drove in two runs, but it was not enough as the Lobos lost to UNLV.
Courtesy of UNM, used with permission

The New Mexico baseball team saw its nine-game winning streak come to an end Friday. Now the Lobos find themselves mired in a two-game losing streak after Saturday.

UNM lost 14-6 to host UNLV as the Rebels clinched the three-game series. John Richy (7-3) went the distance for UNLV (27-15, 15-8 Mountain West), striking out nine batters.

Lobos starter Colton Thomson (5-5) gave up five runs on eight hits and one walk in just four innings of work. The lefty needed 95 pitches just to get that far for UNM (31-13-1, 14-6).

Joey Armstrong's two-run single highlighted a four-run fourth inning for UNLV that snapped a 1-1 tie. The Rebels would add two more runs in the fifth on a solo home run by Morgan Stotts and another RBI single by Armstrong.

The Lobos picked up three runs in the sixth to pull within 7-4, only to see UNLV get two runs back in the seventh. UNM scored two more in the eighth, but the Rebels put the game away with five runs in the bottom of that frame.

Aaron Siple went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI, while freshman Lane Milligan was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. Chase Harris finished with two RBI and Sam Haggerty doubled and scored two runs.

The Lobos lost Friday's series opener 11-2 as the Rebels scored six runs in the first inning and never looked back. The series finale is scheduled for Sunday at 2:05 p.m.