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Jaguars drop doubleheader to Southwest New Mexico

March 17, 2017 at 11:33 p.m.

HOBBS, N.M. - Sixteen hits weren't enough in UHV's 16-15 Red River Athletic Conference loss to Southwest New Mexico in the night cap of Friday's doubleheader.

The Jaguars (6-11, 3-5) jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning before the Mustangs (16-12, 6-2) answered with six runs in the bottom of the inning to begin the slugfest.

Nathaniel Pena allowed nine runs (six earned) on 13 hits for the Jaguars. Allen Westmoreland and Chase Almendarez both went deep for UHV, who dropped their third straight game.

The Jaguars had five hits in the first game, including a solo home run by Andrew Gross, his eighth of the season.

Almendarez added a double and a RBI.

The Jaguars and Mustangs will wrap up the series with a single game at noon Saturday.

Game 1

UHV 100 120 0 - 4 5 3

Southwest 043 004 x - 11 10 1

Ross Bludau, Andrew Richards (6) and Chase Almendarez. Aaron Higgins, Travis Dotson (5) and Jose Pena. W: Higgins. L: Bludau (1-2). Highlights: (UHV) Andrew Gross 1-for-4, solo HR; Chase Almendarez 1-for-2, 2B, RBI; Dalton Rodriguez 1-for-3, R. (S) Nate Caban 1-for-3, 3B, R, 2 RBIs; J.C. Velasco 1-for-3, 2B, R, RBI; Kody Kolb 2-for-3, 2 R, RBI; Ean Smith 2-for-4, R; Felipe Lopez 2-for-4, 2 R, RBI.

Game 2

UHV 503 400 111 - 15 16 4

Southwest 605 220 001 - 16 17 5

W: Josiah Acton L: Westmoreland (1-2). Highlights: (UHV) Andrew Gross 2-for-5, RBI; Chase Almendarez 2-for-4, 4 RBIs, HR; Jacob Mihalski, 2-for-5, 2 RBI, Allen Westmoreland 2-for-4, HR, RBI.

Records - UHV 6-11, 3-5; Southwest 16-12, 6-2


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