Rams take down Hilltoppers on Little League Night at Foster Field

ASU crawls back in seventh inning to take the game

By Rosanna Aguilera
On April 19, 2019

Photo by Ian Saint: Fabian Muniz, No. 4, hurls the ball right into the strike zone. The Rams took a 26-8 win over Cameron University on April 6.

The ASU baseball team on April 9 outscored the St. Edward’s University Hilltoppers 16-10 at Little League Night.
The Rams were down 7-1 before earning a nine-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning to take the lead and come out victorious.
The game began with senior Lachlan Mayo coming to the plate. He accounted for both of ASU’s runs up until the fifth inning by getting two solo shots.
Junior Josh Elvir hit a pitch for the team’s third solo home run of the game in the fifth inning. 
The Rams continued to trail the Hilltoppers 8-3.
Both teams got two runs each in the sixth inning and then the game came undone for St. Edward’s in the seventh inning when the Rams scored nine runs on seven hits and a couple of errors.
After adding two more runs in the eighth inning, ASU took the 16-10 comeback to extend their winning streak to five. 
After this game, the Rams now lead the nation with a .348 batting average, a base percentage of .467 and scoring an average of 9.5 runs per game.
Elvir has national rankings, as well, leading the nation with a .613 base percentage. He is also second in batting average with an average of .469 and second in slugging percentage with a percentage of .980.
The Rams also defeated Eastern New Mexico University in a four-game, out-of-town series April 12-13.
In Friday’s double header, ASU won 15-2 and 11-1.
In Saturday’s double header, they won 15-2 and 15-10.
ASU will return to Foster Field on April 26-28 to face Texas A&M University-Kingsville in a four-game series.

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