New Mexico State made two early runs stand up for a 2-1 nonconference baseball victory over Gonzaga at Patterson Baseball Complex and Coach Steve Hertz Field on Saturday night.
After the Aggies posted single runs in the first and second innings, GU starter Alek Jacob kept the NMSU offense off the board over the next five innings. He pitched seven innings, giving up just the two runs on five hits with nine strikeouts and three walks. Reliever Justin Blatner finished with two scoreless innings.
Jake Vieth drove in Gonzaga’s run with a single in the second inning, but GU went scoreless over the next seven innings. The Bulldogs had runners in scoring position in the seventh and eighth innings but failed to score.
The Zags (25-21) and Aggies (34-17) will play the finale of their three-game series on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Patterson Baseball Complex and Coach Steve Hertz Field.
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