Rams open season with a three-game sweep

Ram baseball beat the Greyhounds in tournament

By Jeremiah Devereaux
On February 7, 2020

Photo by Cora Bishoppetty: Tyler Mendoza, senior, accomplished two assists on the field and one home run at the batting plate in the game on Feb. 1.

ASU Rams baseball team emerged victorious in a three-game series from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 against the Eastern New Mexico Universi­ty Greyhounds.

In the first game, both teams went scoreless in the first two innings, until senior Josh Elvir sent sophomore Jordan Williams home after a double, which gave the Rams a 1-0 lead. ASU picked up the pace in the fourth inning, scoring five runs, and again in the eighth, putting up an additional four runs. The Rams defeated ENMU 10-1.

The second game turned out even better for the Rams. ASU finished the game with a score of 26-3, which tied the program record for most runs in a game. Junior Aaron Walters led the team with five RBIs in two appearances at the plate and scored two runs himself. El­vir scored four runs, four RBIs and one home run. Senior Nicholas Novak had four runs scored, one RBI and one hit.

ASU ended the final game in the bottom of the seventh inning on the mercy rule with a score of 10-0. Senior Josh Barnett pitched six innings, striking out five batters, allowing two hits. This concluded the series with ASU beginning the season with a record of 3-0.

The Rams will return home to compete against Cameron Univer­sity in a three-game series from Feb. 14-16.


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