Fullerton drives in four as Lobos sweep San José State 

Fullerton drives in four as Lobos sweep San José State 

Harry Fullerton notched three hits and drove in four runs to lead the University of New Mexico Lobos to an 8-4 victory on Sunday and a three-game series sweep over the host San José State Spartans.

The win on Sunday secured a second-consecutive series sweep for the Lobos as the regular season winds down in what will be the final campaign in the storied coaching career for head coach Ray Birmingham.

New Mexico won the first game of the series on 6-2 on Saturday, with Connor Mang and Kyler Castillo each driving in three runs and Nathaniel Garely scattering just five hits over five innings to earn the win.

Game two of the doubleheader turned out to be an offensive barrage for the Lobos in a lopsided 14-2 win. Adam Schneider led the Lobos with three hits in five at-bats, Kyler Castillo scored a team-high three runs, and Fullerton drove in four runs, including a home run in the seventh inning off of Spartan receiver Kyle Bratset.

Fullerton carried over his hot play into the final game of the series on Sunday. His second-inning single to drive in Connor Mang extended UNM’s lead to 2-0. After flying out to right in his next at-bat, Fullerton would come through with a two-run double that proved to be the hit of the game.

The Spartans posted three runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a one-run lead. Instead of allowing Corey Sanchez to post a shutdown inning in the top of the sixth, Fullerton and the Lobos posted their own three-spot to regain the lead. 

UNM would add an insurance run in both the eighth and ninth inning, but the Spartans would not score another run on the day.

With the win, the Lobos move to 15-23 on the year, and 9-15 in Mountain West Conference play. 

They wrap up the season at home against San Diego State in a double-header on Saturday, May 28th.

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