NM State secure their first win of the season with 23-2 win over Ottawa (Ariz.)
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico -- It may have taken 14 games but the Aggies finally have their first win of the season.
That 23-2 win over Ottawa (Ariz.) moves them to 1-13 on the season and helps them avoid equaling the programs worst ever start to the season which was 0-14 in 1968.
The Aggies offense exploded to secure the win with 23 runs, from 19 hits, seven of which were home runs.
The home runs came courtesy of Mitch Namie, Christian Perez Logan Gaillina, Keith Jones II and Nick Gore - with Jones II and Gore each securing two.
Meanwhile 11 different Aggies also got hits, led by three from Edwin Martinez-Pagani.
On the mound Darius Garcia held Ottawa hitless until the fourth inning. Garcia allowed just the one run on two hits while striking out four in his first victory as an Aggie.
While it's a step in the right direction for interim head coach Keith Zuniga and the Aggies, the win should be taken with a grain of salt because Ottawa (Ariz.) is an NAIA team. The real test for NM State will come Friday when they play at Utah Tech in a three game series.