LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State scored four runs in the third and never looked back as the Aggies (30-11, 7-2 WAC) shutout Louisiana Tech (17-22, 1-8 WAC), 10-0, in a run-rule decision on Saturday afternoon at Presley Askew Field.
Trevor Petersen (2-4) was charged with his fourth loss of the season after allowing four runs - three earned - in two innings. Michael Ormseth (7-0) picked up his seventh win on the year for the Aggies as the junior shut out the Bulldogs through five innings.
The Bulldogs walked nine Aggie hitters and left 10 runners on base as a four-run third inning and seventh inning was too much to overcome.
Alex Williams went 3-for-4 from the plate with one double as the senior first baseman recorded his second consecutive multi-hit game and his 15th such game of the season.
Austin Hedges was 2-for-3 at the dish with two singles to raise his batting average to .308 on the year.
The Bulldogs return home to host UALR on Tuesday night at 6 p.m. at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
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Notes: Alex Williams went 3-for-4 for his second consecutive multi-hit game and 15th of his season... Austin Hedges went 2-for-3 from the plate with an infield single... Kyle Arnsberg hit fifth in the Tech order for the first time this season... Hedges hit sixth in the lineup for the first time this season... Tyler Qualls batted seventh in the Tech order for the first time this season... Bre\\\\\\\'shon Kimbell played the outfield (LF) for the first time since March 30 at Oral Roberts... Taylor Terrasas batted leadoff for the first time since March 30 at Oral Roberts... Williams and Ryan Gebhardt have started all 39 games while Gebhardt has played every inning of every game... Williams has started 106 consecutive games dating back to last season... With his start today, Williams took sole possession of sixth place in Tech history with 205 games played... Williams tied Dale Holman for eighth place in Tech history with 41 doubles... Trevor Petersen made his first start since Ap ril 4 vs. Grambling State and made his first appearance on the mound since April 10... Sam Alvis threw a career-high 50 pitches... Ben Carlisle made his first appearance since April 10 vs. Stephen F. Austin.