NMMI Sports Press
On Tuesday, hot hitting helped the NMMI Colt baseball team take a pair of away games vs. the Eunice Cardinals. The Colts collected 27 hits en route to a 14-6 win in Game 1, and a 21-7 win in Game 2.
Of those 27 hits, 15 were for extra bases, including nine doubles, a triple, and five homeruns – with each homerun hit by a different NMMI player.
Connor Roe’s dinger came first, a two-run shot to straightaway center in the first inning of Game 1. Michel Hinojos made it back-to-back bombs just two pitches later. Gavin Maloney hit the game’s final four-bagger for a pair of insurance runs in the top of the seventh.
In Game 2, Alejandro Lopez’s longball came during his second at-bat, helping sustain a 6-run second inning. Jake Guerrero had the last blast, a solo shot to start off the top of the fourth.
Hinojos was the G1 winning pitcher. He gave up nine hits and six runs (five earned) over 4.1 innings, with 3 strikeouts.
Guerrero got credit for the win in G2. He gave up five runs (only two earned) off four hits during 3.2 innings, while striking out seven.
Jasper Best closed out both games, allowing no runs and just two hits through 2.2 innings in Game 1; and two hits, two runs over 1.1 innings in Game 2.
With the wins, NMMI moves to 14-3-1 on the season. They’ll have the weekend off and will next face Portales in a three-game district series at home, beginning on Friday, April 21 at 4:00 pm.